Full Opening of CLT Schools
Clevedon Learning Trust schools are delighted to open to all children and young people.
Each school has implemented plans to successfully open to all children. As a family of schools we have been worked together to ensure we are following the guidance appropriately. As a result, schools are not operating in exactly the same way. The factors that determined the strategies include school location, school buildings and how accessible and easy it is to move around them, pupil numbers and classroom space and staffing capacity. The key factors that have been reviewed are:
- Arrival and departure arrangements
- Classroom layouts
- Timetables during the day
- Breakfast and After School Club arrangements
- Lunchtime procedures - hot meals, packed lunches
- Cleaning procedures both during the day and at the end of sessions
- Toilet facilities
- Movement around school
Schools have written to parents and carers to outline their plans for full opening so that they are prepared for the specific system the school is operating.
It is not ‘back to normal’ as we used to know it. This is another phase in the process of dealing with the virus and trying to keep people safe. There are still protective measures in place through groups of pupils in ‘bubbles’ separated from other pupils and, of course, hand washing and hygiene remains a priority. Some activities which involve group work or equipment are limited and, in some cases, the timetable of each day has been altered to accommodate having all children back in school.
All children can access school and there is a real focus on looking after their mental and physical well-being and a strong focus on learning, to ensure we support them following the very different experience over the past few months.