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Year 7 Induction Update

Year 7 Induction Update

Re: Year 7 induction - updates

Dear Parents and Carers,

We were all elated to welcome our new cohort of Year 7 pupils to the school last week! I hope your children are excited about beginning this next stage of their educational journey with us here at Leytonstone School.

From today, pupils will follow their normal timetables, beginning at 8:40am and leaving school at 3:00pm.

PPE

We thought it would be useful to outline the school’s expectations regarding pupil use of PPE, specifically face masks/ visors.

Any pupil who arrives at school wearing PPE must remove it prior to entry. Pupils must sanitise their hands before and after removing their PPE. They must then place their PPE in a sealed plastic bag.

Pupils are permitted to wear PPE if they wish when they are in communal areas of the school at break and lunch times. Pupils who do not maintain appropriate and safe protocols for the wearing of PPE will be reminded of these instructions.

Covid-19 testing

Please be reminded that if a pupil displays symptoms indicating a potential Covid-19 infection, they will be placed in isolation and parents or carers will be called to come and collect the child. You will be advised to book your child in for a Covid-19 test – the school will not be testing pupils on-site. You will then keep your child at home until the results of the test have come through, even if your child’s symptoms disappear. If the test is positive, please isolate your child for 14 days. If the test is negative, please send your child back into school when they are feeling better.

Parent Pay

You should have already received details supporting you in setting up a Parent Pay account if you do not already have one. Most transactions at the school, including lunch, are paid though Parent Pay. All pupils who pay for their lunches will need credit on their accounts ready for break time on Tuesday 8th September.

PE kits

We have made the decision that when pupils have PE on their timetables, they will need to wear their PE kits to school. This is because attempting to deep clean changing rooms and PE equipment between lessons is not workable for the school at present. We are committed to ensuring that pupils are taught the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle, hence why weekly PE lessons have been protected on the curriculum – despite the inconvenience. We will review the effectiveness of this arrangement over the first four weeks of school and will keep you informed of any changes.

Please be reminded that pupils should all be arriving to school with a bottle of water to help keep them hydrated during the day.

If you have not already done so, please also drop completed versions of the forms below in to the school reception: Leytonstone Home-School Agreement, Photographs and Video Consent Form, Responsible Internet Use in School Declaration and the Trips and Visits consent form.

Best wishes,

 

J McQuaid

Head Teacher