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Rice Lane Primary School

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After School Club

Cost:

Breakfast Club £4

After School Club £7

 

You must book your child a week in advance via Sims Pay

 

 

Behaviour Expectations Policy for extended services during the Covid-19 Pandemic

This policy sets out additional guidelines and takes precedence alongside current policies.

In light of the need for children to behave differently when they return to school, new systems have been put in place to support that. The Behaviour Expectations Policy for extended services has been updated to follow guidelines set out by the Department for Education for the full re-opening of schools.

Guidance States:

Extra-curricular provision 

Schools should consider resuming breakfast and after-school provision, where possible, from the start of the autumn term. We recognise that schools may need to respond flexibly and build this up over time. Such provision will help ensure pupils have opportunities to re-engage with their peers and with the school, ensure vulnerable children have a healthy breakfast and are ready to focus on their lessons, provide enrichment activities, and also support working parents. 

We recognise that this will be logistically challenging for schools, particularly for clubs that would normally offer support across year groups, where parents are using multiple providers, or where childminders are picking up/dropping off pupils. Schools should carefully consider how they can make such provision work alongside their wider protective measures, including keeping children within their year groups or bubbles where possible. If it is not possible to maintain bubbles being used during the school day then schools should use small, consistent groups. 

 

Information for children and parents attending breakfast and afterschool club (Lower and Upper School):

 

Start and Departure times

We ask that only one parent / carer brings the child to school.

 

Breakfast Club:  7.30am until the start of the school day.

Children must be dropped off between 7.30am and 7.45am.

The gates will be open at 7.30am closed at 7.45am.

ALL children attending the club must arrive within this time.

 

After School Club:            End of the day until 5.30pm.

                                            The gates will be open at 5.15pm and closed at 5.30pm.

                                             ALL children attending this club must be collected within this time.

 

Parents will NOT be allowed on the yard for drop off or pick up.

 

Using Designated Gates

Keeping to government guidelines, parents will be asked to drop children off and pick up at selected gates.

                                           Please use the main gate on Brockenhurst Road.  

                                           Children will go directly from this point into the Upper School Hall.

 

We need all parents to be on time. Not adhering to these times will result in this provision being withdrawn.

Parents are asked to follow government guidelines and be safe aware. Parents should not gather at the school gate and keep at least 1 metre away from another person. We are asking all adults to be the role model for their child and follow the guidelines given to the general public.

 

Children will be kept in a bubble

Your child will be kept in the class ‘bubble’ during extended services. Children will be able to play and have access to food and drink within this bubble. They will stay together as a group. Children will not mix as a year group during any part of extended services. By keeping a social distance at all times, we will be minimising the risk of transmission to your child.

In the morning children will be taken directly to their class bubble at the staggered start time. At the end of the day, children will be taken from their class bubble at the staggered end time, directly to their class extended services bubble. Again, this is following government guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission.

 

Focus on Hygiene

Children will need to wash their hands when arriving to school.

Enhanced cleaning provision for frequently touched surfaces has been put in place so to ensure the area remains as risk free as possible.

The school operates a ‘Catch it. Kill it. Bin it’ approach. Parents / Carers can make sure their child has a packet of tissues ready to use.

 

Managing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in school

Rice Lane Primary school is working within the guidelines set by current Public Health guidance. If your child shows signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or any illness, your child will be isolated from the group and you will be called immediately for collection. Please make sure you can be contacted. Parents/ Carers need to support school by:

  • ensuring that anyone who has coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or has someone in their household who does, does not attend school - this means if your child, or someone in your household, has symptoms you should not send them to school
  • engaging with the NHS Test and Trace process so that cases can be identified and action taken - this means if your child develops symptoms, you should arrange for them to get a test and you should inform your school of the results of that test

If there is a confirmed case within your child’s ‘bubble’, you will be notified by letter, and asked to isolate your child for 14 days.

Normal childhood illnesses will follow normal procedures.

 

Behaviour

Children are expected to follow the behaviour expectations of the school. Children will be given clear rules on coughing or spitting deliberately in someone’s face. This could result in an immediate exclusion from the school. If a child’s behaviour results in a child needing to be restrained, parents will be called immediately. No contact games will be allowed. Behaviour involving direct contact with another child will be dealt with as appropriate to the action.

 

Booking your Place

All clubs must be booked on SIMS-Pay one week in advance and children cannot be added onto the list on the day. the following weeks club will be visible until 12 noon on the Friday. If your child’s class bubble is not visible on SIMS-PAY that will mean there are no places available for that bubble for that day. The school is unable to allocate places over a phone and SIMS-PAY must be used to book.

 

If you pay for extended services with childcare vouchers then you must still book through SIMS-Pay and there will be an option there to pay with vouchers.

 

Upper school children will book through SIMS-Pay and arrangements for payment will be made directly to the provider.

 

The register for the day will be taken directly from SIMS-Pay. If you are not on the register, you will NOT be able to use extended services on that day.

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