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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the website. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please do not call into the office if you are displaying any Covid-19 related symptoms. If your child tests positive for Covid-19 in the days immediately following the end of term, please email us at: headofschool@parkside.staffs.sch.uk with the following details and call 07927643262

School Contingency Plan - Covid-19 September 2021

Creative Learning Partnership Trust  - Assessment of Risk

FULL SCHOOL RETURN – Contingency risk assessment if required- September 2021

All Year Groups, Before and After School Clubs and Nursery

 

Parkside Primary School

Exposure to COVID-19

The virus is spread in minute water droplets that are expelled from the body through sneezing, coughing, talking and breathing. The virus can be transferred to the hands and from there to surfaces. It can survive on surfaces for a period after transfer (depending on such things as the surface type, its moisture content and temperature). It can be different variants that provide an increased risk of transmission.

Hazard/

Activity

Persons at Risk

Risk

Control measures in use

Residual risk rating

H / M / L

Further Action Required

 

 

 

 

 

YES

NO

Arriving to school

Children

Staff

Parents

Others

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Use the one-way system introduced when parents bring children to school
  • 1+ metre rule to be enforced whilst parents are waiting for staff to receive their children, markings to be placed on the floor
  • Staff member who is outside enforcing the control measures should wear a face mask.
  • Only 1 adult to accompany child onto site
  • Face coverings worn by staff/ parents on arrival to school
  • Handwashing on arrival and after removing face covering and before entering the classroom
  • No talking between staff and parents dropping off. All updates provided to the office on the telephone or by email

H

 

 

Staff receiving child from Parent

Staff

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Staff receiving children to wear a face covering- no visors without a face mask.
  • Staff will direct children to use the hand sanitiser and proceed to their classroom (another member of staff supervise children) Cloakroom area to be adjusted to include space between children’s belongings

 

 

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Classroom set up 

Staff

Children

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • From Year 1 to Year 6 the classroom must be set up to ensure all desks face the front
  • Two children can sit at a desk if required and the desks need to face the front with no children facing each other.
  • The teacher’s desk must be kept 2 metres away from the children’s tables/desks. Only the teacher will use the desk.
  • Staff will remain socially distanced from children as much as possible.
  • All staff who are covering the class must remain behind the line and also the pupils should not cross the hazard line. Teaching should be based upon Rosenshine principles.
  • Teaching Assistants working with individual children must work behind clear screens when providing specific individual support.
  • Tissues available on each table for children to use when coughing or sneezing and they must go straight into a bin after one use.
  • Each classroom to have a basket with anti-bacterial wipes and spray, hand sanitiser and extra tissues.
  • Each child to have their own equipment, as provided by the school. At the end of the day equipment is cleaned and placed in a plastic bag
  • Periodically throughout the day the desk is wiped down by the staff
  • Classrooms to be clutter free
  • Resources are to be used only in the classroom such as maths equipment. If resources need to be shared then they need to be thoroughly cleaned.  Books and games can be shared 
  • Equipment and resources are integral to the education in schools and so will be allowed in the classes.
  • Windows must be opened to aid ventilation unless in extremely cold weather and so windows will be opened periodically to provide ventilation and classroom doors left open, where safe to do so, to limit contact on handles.
  • Classroom will be cleaned at the end of each day.

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Classroom Lessons

Staff

Children

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Teaching staff must keep a safe distance at all times when teaching.
  •  Staff must not be freely moving around the school
  • Nurseries and Reception to follow the Early Years guidance around use of resources.
  • All teachers and staff can operate across different classes and year groups in order to facilitate the delivery of the school timetable. Where staff need to move between classes due to PPA or class cover, they  must try and keep their distance from pupils and other staff as much as they can, ideally 2m from other adults

H

 

 

Children requiring using the toilet in lesson times

Children

Staff

Infection Control

  • Inform the child of the importance of washing their hands after using the toilet and on their return to the classroom. Children to  use the hand sanitiser on entering the classroom; this must  be undertaken on each entry back into the classroom

 

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Break times

Children

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Children informed again of the importance of social distancing whilst outside
  • Staggered break times with classes kept separate.
  • Provide activities which adhere to the rules
  • Supervising staff must keep a 2 metre distance from each other at all times
  • Staggered break times with limited numbers on the playground at one time.

 

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Break Times – Staff Room

Staff

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Staff room limited for 4 staff at lunchtimes for eating. It is to be closed for socialisation and breaks
  • Staff must make their own drinks/food and wash and dry their own cups or flasks and other crockery and utensils

H

 

 

Break Times

Classrooms

Staff

Children

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Whilst children are on breaks, clean tables and door handles with a disinfectant or disinfectant spray
  • Wear gloves whilst carrying out this task and wash hands after cleaning

 

 

 

Lunch breaks

Staff

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Lunch tables are positioned 1+ metres apart in dining hall or where required classrooms are utilised to ensure safe social distancing is continued.
  • Cutlery will be on the table
  • Classroom groups to sit together – social distancing rules apply
  • Catering staff will wear a mask, plastic apron and gloves while serving large volumes of children.
  • Staggered lunch times with limited numbers in the hall to collect their food.
  • Children to eat their lunch within the classroom in their bubbles.

 

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First Aid – minor treatment

Staff

Children

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Where minor first aid treatment is required First Aiders must ensure that they wear gloves, apron and a face covering when dealing with injuries.
  • Where possible ask the child (dependent on age and maturity of child) to wipe away any blood or hold cold compresses etc.
  • Ensure records of injury and treatment are recorded and who administered first aid treatment
  • Always wash hands after contact
  • First Aid area to be disinfected after use

 

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First Aid – Life threatening

Staff

Children

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • In the event of a serious injury or incident call 999 immediately.
  • Wear face covering, apron and gloves when in close contact or dealing with bodily fluids.
  • In the event of CPR being required, it is advised only chest compressions are given and use of a defib if available
  • Always wash hands after contact
  • First Aid area to be disinfected after use

 

 

 

First Aid & Medication

Staff

Children

Others

First Aid Procedures

  • First Aiders must always wear gloves, apron and face covering when administering first aid procedures
  • Face covering is worn if having to deliver close contact first aid. (always refer to up to date information from Gov.UK), apron and gloves
  • Any dressings used to be double bagged
  • Where any medications are administered, try and encourage the children to self-administer or consider wearing a face covering (always refer to up to date information from Gov.UK). Social distancing to be adhered to. If in any doubt the parent to be contacted and the pupil sent home
  • First Aid area to be disinfected after use

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children who are upset

Staff

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Where a child is upset it is strongly advised that staff maintain a safe distance whilst still offering comfort to the child

Encourage child to use a tissue to wipe eyes/nose etc. which needs to go straight into a bin after use

  • If contact is required, wear a face covering, apron and gloves.
  • Wash hands after contact

 

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children with behavioural issues

Staff

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Where possible allow the child to vent their frustrations
  • Where possible allow child to be in a room on their own or outside
  • If team teach techniques are required, it is advised face coverings and gloves are worn – this should not be used until a senior member of staff is called for
  • If children need to be restrained, avoid it but if necessary wear masks and always restrain based on training provided. Record the restrain using the correct and required paperwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children with SEND coping with the changes

Children

Infection due to close contact

  • Individual risk assessments to support all children with SEND
  • Timetable variations if required to meet children’s needs
  • Support with staff who will work and support individual children but from a distance of 1+ meters
  • Support from the Staffordshire SEND team through use of external provisions such as enhanced autism approach, EHCP recommendations

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Children leaving at the end of the school day -

Primary Setting

Staff

Parents

Others

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • One way system in place with a staff member supervising outside to inform Parents to abide by the 1+ metre social distancing rule.
  • Consider staggered leaving times
  • Different collection points for each year group
  • Children released when Parent is next in queue and child will be fetched from classroom.
  • Detailed communication includes advice to parents when collecting their children

 

 

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Parent wishing to talk to staff

Staff

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Parents will be informed that they are not allowed to enter the building unless in an emergency. Communication with staff must be via email or phone.
  • Parents will not be allowed to hover on the site after collection
  • Detailed communication includes advice relating to expected behaviour from parents

 

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Awareness of policies / procedures / Guidance

Staff

Children

Others

Inadequate information

  • All staff must ensure that they are aware of the current guidelines in regard to safe distancing and washing hands on a regular basis and the contingency measures.
  • All staff are able to access the following information on-line for up to date information on COVID-19
  • Public Health England
  • Gov.co.uk
  • NHS
  • DfE
  • Department for Health and Social Care
  • The relevant staff receive any necessary training that helps minimise the spread of infection, e.g. infection control training. (washing of hands, cleaning up bodily fluids)
  • Staff are made aware of the school’s infection control procedures in relation to coronavirus via email or staff meetings and contact the school as soon as possible if they believe they may have been exposed to coronavirus
  • Parents are made aware of the school’s infection control procedures in relation to coronavirus via letter, posters or social media – they are informed that they must contact the school as soon as possible if they believe their child has been exposed to coronavirus
  • Children are made aware of the school’s infection control procedures in relation to coronavirus via school staff and are informed that they must inform a member of staff if they feel unwell
  • Staff must wear a mask, when walking around corridors where social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Visitors must read the schools visitor charter before entering the school site and be aware of the contingency measures

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poor hygiene practice

Staff

Children

Others

Ill Health

  • Posters are displayed throughout the school reminding children, staff and visitors to wash their hands, e.g. before entering and leaving the school.
  • Children, staff and visitors are encouraged to wash their hands with soap or alcohol-based sanitiser (that contains no less than 60% alcohol) and follow infection control procedures in accordance with the DfE and PHE’s guidance
  • Sufficient amounts of soap (or hand sanitiser where applicable), clean water and paper towels/hand dryers are supplied in all toilets and kitchen areas
  • Children may be supervised by staff when washing their hands to ensure it is carried out correctly, where necessary
  • Children are forbidden from sharing cutlery, cups or food.
  • All cutlery and cups are thoroughly cleaned before and after use.
  • Cleaners to carry out daily comprehensive cleaning that follows national guidance and is compliant with the COSHH Policy and the Health and Safety Policy.
  • A senior member of staff arranges enhanced cleaning to be undertaken where required – advice relating to enhanced cleaning protocols is sought from the Health Protection Team /Public Health England

 

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Ill health

Staff

Children

Others

Coronavirus

Symptoms

  • Staff are informed of the symptoms of possible coronavirus infection, e.g. a cough, difficulty in breathing and high temperature, and are kept up to date with national guidance about the signs, symptoms and transmission of coronavirus
  • Any child or member of staff who displays signs of being unwell, such as having a cough, fever or difficulty in breathing, and believes they have been exposed to coronavirus, is immediately taken out of the class and placed in an area where they will not come into contact with others and are supervised at all times by staff wearing the relevant PPE. The potentially infected person should wear a mask too especially if an adult
  • The relevant member of staff calls for emergency assistance immediately if a child’s symptoms worsen
  • The parents of unwell children are informed as soon as possible of the situation by a relevant member of staff
  • Where contact with a child’s parents cannot be made, appropriate procedures are followed in accordance with those outlined in governmental guidance
  • Unwell children who are waiting to go home are kept in an area where they can be at least two metres away from others
  • Areas used by unwell staff and children who need to go home are appropriately cleaned once vacated, using a disinfectant and care to be taken when cleaning all hard surfaces.
  • If unwell children and staff are waiting to go home, they are instructed to use different toilets to the rest of the school to minimise the spread of infection
  • Any children who display signs of infection are taken home immediately, or as soon as practicable, by their parents – the parents are advised to contact NHS 111 and 119 immediately or call 999 if the child becomes seriously ill or their life is at risk
  • Any members of staff who display signs of infection are sent home immediately and are advised to contact NHS 111 immediately or call 999 if they become seriously ill or their life is at risk.
  • All staff and schools to engage with the NHS Test and Trace process
  • Manage confirmed cases of coronavirus amongst the school community
  • Contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice
  • Follow the advice and issue letters recommending PCR tests for every pupil or staff member who has been in close contact with positive cases.

 

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Spread of infection

Staff

Children

Others

Lack of infection control

  • Spillages of bodily fluids, e.g. respiratory and nasal discharges, are cleaned up immediately in line with guidance, using PPE at all times.
  • Parents are informed not to bring their children to school or on to the school premises if they show signs of being unwell and believe that they have been exposed to coronavirus.
  • Staff and children do not return to school before the minimum recommended exclusion period (or the ‘self-isolation’ period) has passed, in line with national guidance.
  • Parents notify the school if their child has an impaired immune system or a medical condition that means they are vulnerable to infections.
  • The school in liaison with individuals’ medical professionals where necessary, reviews the needs of children who are vulnerable to infections
  • Any additional provisions for children who are vulnerable to infections are put in place by the Headteacher in liaison with the child’s parents where necessary.
  • All Parkside staff will undertake lateral flow testing – (see separate risk assessment) to find any asymptomatic cases and so need to undertake a PCR test twice a week on a Sunday and Wednesday. The LFT kits will be collected from the Covid co-ordinator who is responsible for ordering LFT kits from the Government. If a positive test occurs on the LFT then the staff member isolates immediately and arranges for a PCR test. 

 

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Poor management of infectious diseases

Staff

Children

Others

Lack of infection control

  • Everyone is instructed to monitor themselves and others and look out for similar symptoms if a child or staff member has been sent home with suspected coronavirus
  • Staff are vigilant and report concerns about their own, a colleague’s or a child’s symptoms to the Headteacher or SLT as soon as possible. The school is consistent in its approach to the management of suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus
  • The school is informed by children’s parents when children return to school after having coronavirus – the school informs the relevant staff
  • Staff inform the Headteacher when they plan to return to work after having coronavirus
  • A nominated person monitors the cleaning standards of school, cleaning contractors and discusses any additional measures required with regards to managing the spread of coronavirus
  • The school has a lateral flow covid administrator who ensures that staff have enough LFT and have the right methods to report the tests

 

 

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Lack of communication

Staff

Children

Others

Unsafe Practices

  • The school staff reports immediately to the Headteacher about any cases of suspected coronavirus, even if they are unsure
  • The Headteacher contacts the local HPT or follows the advice given from them and discusses if any further action needs to be taken.
  • Schools put into place any actions or precautions advised by their local HPT
  • Schools keep staff, children and parents adequately updated about any changes to infection control procedures as necessary.
  • Children isolating at home but the class remaining in school will follow the remote policy and will attend school through google meet or through work on google classroom.

 

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Cleaning while school open

Staff

Children

Others

Infection Control

  • All hard surfaces to be cleaned on a regular basis, this will include
  • All door handles
  • All tables and chairs used by staff and children
  • Toilet flushes and regular cleaning of toilets.
  • All classrooms to have spray disinfectant that does not require the use of cloths
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces will reduce the risk of spreading the virus
  • All used disposable cloths thrown away to be double bagged and then placed in a secure area i.e. lockable bin
  • Outside equipment cleaned more frequently

 

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Contractors in school

Staff

Children

Others

Inadequate control measures

  • Where contractors are coming into school they must have up to date Risk Assessments and Method Statements.
  • Control measures regarding the Coronavirus must be included within their RAM’s.
  • School to ensure no children or staff are in the area where contractors are working
  • Contractors will be designated a toilet they can use whilst on site
  • Contractors will be responsible for removing all rubbish they have created and to clean their area of work prior to leaving
  • Contractors must ensure no workers are displaying any signs or symptoms of Coronavirus prior to entering the school site
  • If they become aware of a contractor coming down with symptoms within 14 days of being at the school they must inform the school immediately

 

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Emergencies

Staff

Children

Others

Inadequate Control Measures

  • All staff and children’s emergency contact details are up-to-date, including alternative emergency contact details, where required
  • Children’s parents are contacted as soon as practicable in the event of an emergency
  • Staff and children’s alternative contacts are contacted where their primary emergency contact cannot be contacted

 

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Spread of infection – office area

Staff

Children

Others

Inadequate

Control

Measures

  • Face to face communication with parents restricting access to office/reception
  • Face to face communication takes place through protective screen
  • Desks are fitted with protected screen
  • Access to office and relevant files are limited and dealt with upon request
  • Social distancing applies at all times
  • Equipment, telephones etc are cleaned down regularly using    antibacterial/disinfectant cleaning supplies
  • Door handles etc are cleaned down regularly with disinfectant
  • General office risk assessment procedures remain in place at all times
  • Detailed communication includes advice to parents relating to contacting the office staff

 

 

 

 

Staff car sharing or transporting children to alternative provision

Staff

Spread of infection due to close contact

  • If staff are car sharing then they need to wear face masks as stated by the government guidance
  • Staff to inform relevant Headteacher if they are car sharing and windows need to remain open

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Opening of before- school and after school care provision and clubs

Teachers

Parents

Pupils

Spread of Infection due to close contact

  • Before and after school provision should be in areas which are well ventilated and ideally there is the possibility for greater social distancing.
  • Schools can use extracurricular provision such as sports clubs etc but need to be mindful to use smaller consistent groups or children remaining in their classes.
  • Clubs will be cancelled if required to control an outbreak as per the advice from the Local Health Outbreak Team
  • Schools can work with external coaches, clubs and organisations for curricular and extra-curricular activities where they are satisfied that this is safe to do so and as long as they agree to this risk assessment.

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