I cannot emphasis enough the importance of your child arriving on time for school.
ARRIVING LATE PUTS OTHERS AT INCREASED RISK
Last week there were in excess of 40 occasions where children arrived late in the morning, resulting in more than 80 individuals entering the reception area and increasing the risk of cross contamination in zones that are identified as sterile (as well as disruption to learning as staff are taken from their duties WITH CHILDREN to manage late arrivals).
At the current rate, this will be exceeded this week. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
The reception area is a corridor access for more than 75 children. It is a key risk area and as a result we limit access to it.
Systems are only effective if people follow them. At this time, I am sad to say that one of the highest risk factors to pupils at the school are as follows:
Whilst I am sympathetic to a wide range of reasons late arrivals occur and the need to socialise, in the current circumstances every late arrival increases the risk of infection occurring.
I reiterate the stance that if you arrive late, the office staff may be required to arrange an appointment to allow you back into school.
ADVANCED NOTICE – If concerns continue, I may be required to adapt the systems and increase the number of staggered starting times to reduce adult numbers on site. I am aware that this will be very disruptive for many and I don’t want to do this.