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Kingsham Primary School

Please see below the key areas of our risk assessment to keep our children, staff and wider school community safe when we return for the academic year 2020 - 2021:

As a school, we will prioritise the Prevention measures outlined in the DfE 'Schools Operational Guidance'

If your child receives a positive Covid-19 test result:

  • Do not send your child or their siblings to school
  • Phone the school as soon as possible. We will need to report the case and we may need to close a bubble of children in the school to prevent further cases.
  • If the test result comes during a weekend, please phone the school and leave a message on the answer phone, email to let us know and phone the school at 8am on Monday morning to confirm.
  • Your child can return to school after 10 days of isolation.

Organisation of teaching spaces

  • Maximum ventilation – windows and doors open whenever possible
  • Any new adult to the bubble must sign in (unless timetabled)
  • Where possible, children facing forward, sat next to each other in Key Stage 2
  • Children will wear PE kits to school on the days they have PE
  • Books – cannot be shared for 72 hours if they have shiny covers (24 hours without shiny covers)
  • Exercise books should be quarantined for 24 hours if taken home to be marked
  • Books can be marked by staff in the Bubble.

Hand washing Protocol

  • When children enter school in the morning
  • When they go out for break and lunch (am and pm)
  • When they return from break and lunch
  • If changing classrooms (including going into the hall)
  • Before leaving at the end of the day
  • If there are concerns about sharing or contamination from outside the bubble.

Breaks and Lunchtimes

  • Staggered timetable to allow bubbles to have a break where they will not come into contact with another bubble
  • Children will have hot lunches delivered to classrooms (All children will eat in their classrooms. Apple and Pear only to eat in the hall). All surfaces wiped down after lunch.
  • Plan drawn for designated areas for children to remain in and shared with all staff - including playground and the field.

The School Day

  • Staggered start (8:40, 8:45 and 8:50) and finish times (3:00, 3:05 and 3:10) to reduce the numbers of people on site at one time
  • Entrances and exits communicated to parents/carers
  • Children to come into class when they arrive – with parents/carers then encouraged to leave site as swiftly as possible.

Measures to keep the school community safe

  • Parents and Carers to wear face masks when on site to drop off and pick up their children. Staff will also be wearing masks during these times.
  • Adults distancing from other adults at all times – Maximum of 6 in the staff room 
  • Adults to think about their positioning when speaking to children
  • Bubbles to move around the outside of the building where possible
  • Bubbles to clean as they go
  • Bubbles to create memorable safety and cleaning measures to fit into the bubble's timetable
  • Distanced staff meetings held in the well-ventilated hall
  • Any underlying health conditions of children or staff to be made explicit to the school leadership for an up to date risk assessment
  • School leadership team are available if anyone is struggling emotionally. We also have the support of the Care First package.

If there is a suspected case

  • Move the child to the medical room to be isolated – Remain at least 2 metres away at all times
  • Anyone attending to the child should wear PPE (available in every classroom, from the medical room or the front office)
  • Inform the office so that they can contact home for the child to be picked up as swiftly as possible
  • Child will then be taken to their parent/carer and given an information leaflet – child will need to take a test
  • Medical room and child’s workspace to be thoroughly cleaned down
  • Follow guidance below.


  • By prior appointment only–
  • Full details taken when the visitor signs in for Track and Trace
  • Visitors will be asked to wear face masks, if they are working with children, they will need to wear a face shield
  • Observation protocols – safe space, away from other children by the door
  • Visitor Policy will be strictly followed.