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  • Ravensfield Primary School
  • Ravensfield Primary School
  • Ravensfield Primary School
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Welcome

As the Headteacher of Ravensfield Primary I am delighted to be able to welcome you to our school website.

We are passionately committed to delivering the best educational experiences for our children; to enable them to develop into life long learners and become caring, confident individuals.

I hope you find the information on this website useful and look forward to meeting you in person.

Karen Leyland
Headteacher

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What will September look like at Ravensfield Primary school?

RETURNING TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY 6TH

Dear Parents and Carers,
Unless your child is in Reception and you have been contacted by the school with an individual start date, we are looking forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 6th September 2021.

I sent some information out on 22nd July but for your ease, here it is again. Please note the change as regards the one way system which will come back into operation on Monday and the changes to track and trace and children isolating. Thanks

WHAT WILL RAVENSFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL BE LIKE IN SEPTEMBER?

Will you have to send children home because of Covid-19?
Symptomatic children will be sent home to get a PCR test. Children will only have to isolate if they are positive or have been identified as a close contact by the NHS track and trace. This is no longer done by school. Thank you in advance for your help with informing school of any absences, whether covid related or not.

Will there be ‘bubbles’?
No. But we will continue to try and keep children and staff in their year groups and specific areas of school so there is less movement around the building.

Will there be staggered starts and end to the day?
No. In the morning, school gates will open at 8.30 and children will need to be in class for registration at 8.40am. In the afternoon, school gates will open at 3.10 for children to be collected at 3.15pm.
Nursery will open at 8.30-11.30am or 12.30-3.30pm or for those accessing the whole day, 8.30am-3.30pm

Where do I drop my children and collect them?
Children in Nursery and Reception will be dropped off and collected at their classroom doors which can be accessed via their playground areas.
Children in Year 1 and Year 2 can be dropped off and collected at their classroom doors which can be accessed via the infant playground on the ground floor at the back of the school building.
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 can be dropped off and collected at the doors off the junior playground which is on the higher level to the side of school.

Will the one way system still be in place?
YES. Please follow the one way system around the school. We ask parents with prams not to use the driveway as cars, lorries and vans may be driving down it. Thanks

Will there be social distancing?
Yes. We ask parents and carers to maintain 2m social distances where possible. The markings on the playgrounds and paths around school will remain.

Do I have to wear a mask?
No but if you are in ‘close contact’ with others, you may be asked to wear one if you have one.

Where do I park?
Parent and carers are asked to use the school car park and not the bays in front of schools. These areas can’t be parked in between 8-9.30 and 2.30-4.00pm. These limits are imposed by Tameside and not school. Please be aware there have been a number of incident of children crossing between parked cars. Please use the car park or walk. There is also no parking or pausing on the zig zags or on the double yellow lines. Thank you.

What safety measures will continue in school?
The children will continue to wash their hands and/or sanitise regularly throughout the day including before and after break times, lunch time, and when handling equipment in lessons such as PE.
The school will maintain its robust cleaning schedule and use of the ‘fog’ machine to sanitise classrooms and areas of school.
All areas of the school will continue to be well ventilated, with particular focus on classrooms where doors and windows will be open where possible.
Staff will continue to wear masks in the company of other adults outside of their year group and staff meetings will continue to be held remotely where every possible.
Senior staff will continue to review risk assessments regularly.

Can I come into school?
Not yet. We will continue with the current risk assessment which limits visitors to the school site. This will be reviewed and any changes will be communicated to parents.

Will Friday’s celebration assemblies take place?
Yes. The children will have assemblies again for the first time in over a year. Usually we invited parents to our Friday celebration assembly and we look forward to being able to do this again. When that’s possible we will let parents know and look forward to welcoming you.

Will my child do PE?
Yes. You son or daughter can come into school wearing their PE kit on the day he/she does PE. Your child’s class teacher will be in touch about this.

Monday - Reception, Year 1 (except for Monday 6th September - PE will start in the second week for these children)
Tuesday - Year 6, Year 2 (starting in the first week)
Wednesday - Year 5 (starting in the first week)

Thursday - Year 3
Friday - Nursery, Year 4 (non swimming class) (starting in the first week)

When will parents evening happen and will it be face to face?
We have scheduled parents evening in December and will give out more details nearer the time. At this stage, we are planning a socially distanced parents evening. We will also be sending home information before December’s parents evening about your child. In the meantime if you would like any further updates from your child’s teacher, please message him/her via dojo or telephone school on 0161 344 2905 or email the main office at mainoffice@ravensfield.tameside.sch.uk to make an appointment to speak with a member of our team. Thank you

Thank you as always for your continued support, encouragement and kind words to me and to members of the team throughout this pandemic. You have made such a difference. We look forward to a safe and happy new school year.

Miss K Leyland

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