4 September 2020
Boarshaw Primary welcomed back ALL our pupils on Thursday 3rd September 2020 following the school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here is the latest information for parents with regards to safety measures implemented during Autumn Term. This information includes a map outlining where the entrances and exit points will be for different year groups. Pupils will be dropped off and collected at staggered intervals to help reduce the flow of people.
As a school we have a robust risk assessment in place. A paper copy of this can be requested from the school office. To help encourage social distancing all corridors have a one way system. There are numerous hand sanitisers dotted around school and soap available to support hand washing in all toileting facilities.
Rochdale Council has advised that all parents should be wearing a face covering when dropping off or collecting pupils from school.
In order to support schools with school planning whilst we are in a world pandemic, the Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) has produce two help guidance documents. These include the EEF guide to supporting school planning – A tiered approach to 2020-21 and the Covid-19 support guide for schools.
These documents suggest schools plan using a tiered approach with respect to school improvement in order to support children to catch-up. “Catch-up” in this context refers to the children learning the main aspects of the curriculum they missed when schools were closed during the first lockdown (March-July 2020.) This tiered approach describes 3 tiers and the areas of provision within the tiers which schools they suggest, should focus on to have the greatest impact this year. The Boarshaw Primary COVID Catch-Up Plan (November 2020) provides clear whole-school strategies, targeted approaches and wider strategies to help enable pupils to get back on track.