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Park High School

Park High School

In this time of national pandemic we take the safety of our children very seriously. We are following strict Public Health guidelines which are there for everyone’s safety and protection. We also advise the school community to continue to follow the Hand, Face, Space  message from the Government. The following information may change or be updated as we receive further guidance from the government regarding coronavirus.

Travel to School 

Staggered start of the school day

By staggering the start of the school day, we are reducing the number of students arriving at any one time. There must be no waiting at the school gate. Please see Bubbles for more information.

Drop off and Pick up

If parents drop off/collect students, they MUST NOT drive down Burnell or Thistlecroft Gardens. Please do not drop off or pick your child at the school gates. Please see the Road closures during peak times section for more information. You must arrange a more dispersed drop off and collection point on the surrounding roads with your child.

Other methods of Travel

If you have to travel by public transport you MUST wear a suitable face covering.

We would encourage students to walk or cycle to school where possible.

There is more advice from the Department for Transport here about travelling to school, encouraging you to walk or cycle: https://extranet.dft.gov.uk/safer-transport-campaign/

Cycle racks are available on the school premises.

Face coverings 

Please note that it is now mandatory nationally to wear a face covering in communal areas.

Staff, students and visitors should wash their hands before wearing a face covering.

Face masks are to be worn correctly; covering the mouth and nose area fully, they are NOT TO BE WORN UNDER THE CHIN.

When removing a face mask/covering staff and students should take particular care not to touch the part of the face covering that is in contact with the nose and mouth.

Disposable face mask should be placed in domestic waste and cannot be reused. If a re-useable face mask is used put it into a sealed plastic bag and washed regularly.

Any surfaces that the face masks have been placed on must be wiped down.

Once removed, all wearers must wash their hands.

The school will not provide masks to students.

Face coverings – public transport

If you have to travel by public transport you MUST wear a suitable face covering. This must be disposed at the gate if disposable or put into a sealed plastic bag if re-useable.

Face coverings in school

We ask that students wear a face mask in communal areas e.g.. corridors, catering queues and the canteen, toilets, reception and the medical room.

The general DfE position has not changed and there is no general recommendation for face coverings in education settings due to the existing system of controls that are in place but due to the layout of Park High School it is particularly difficult to maintain social distancing when staff and pupils are moving around the premises, especially in corridors. This applies to communal areas only e.g.. corridors. Face coverings are not deemed to be necessary in the classroom.

Household health 

If you or someone in your household suspects they may have COVID-19 please do not come into school, inform the school and request a test. Staff and students displaying symptoms of the virus will be sent home and asked to follow the COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection. 

Follow government advice:

  • Request a test*
  • Self-isolate for 10 days
  • Members of their household should self-isolate for 14 days

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Track & Trace

Testing and tracing – Book your test through the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Students & household: Ask for a test to check if you have coronavirus - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS

*If the test is negative you can return to school and your household can end their self- isolation.

If you test positive for coronavirus, you must inform the school, the NHS Test and Trace service will send you a text or email alert or call you with instructions of how to share details of people with whom you have had close, recent contact and places you have visited. It is important that you respond as soon as possible so that we can give appropriate advice to those who need it. You will be told to do this online via a secure website or you will be called by one of our contract tracers.

Returning from Abroad 

If you are returning from a country that is not exempt within the last 14 days, you will need to self-isolate for the remainder of the 14 days since you were in a non-exempt country. If you transit through a country that is not exempt you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

You do not need to self-isolate if you’re travelling from an exempt country and have been in an exempt country for the last 14 days. 

Please see link below for alist of exempt countries and further guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#countries-and-territories-with-no-self-isolation-requirement-on-arrival-in-england

Road closures during peak times 

Please note Harrow Council have introduced ANPR cameras at the beginning of Burnell Gardens and Thistlecroft Gardens, the restrictions are in place from 8.15am to 9.15am and 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

The school will not take any responsibility for any parents/carers or visitors to the school receiving a fine.

Bubbles 

Each year group will form their own bubble.  Y7 to Y13 have been split into 2 groups, Group A (Y7, Y10, Y12 & Y13) and Group B (Y8, Y9, Y11). There will be staggered start, finish, break and lunchtimes for each group. Students will enter the school grounds via designated gates at staggered times for Group A and Group B see table below.

Mobile hand washing/sanitising units placed at each gate, for students to clean their hands on entry.

Students should go straight to their designated rooms for tutor time or period 1 depending on which Group they are in (A or B).

Teachers will share seating plans with students on the first day. Students MUST remain at the same desk for the duration of their time in school.

Students must observe a 2-metre distance from staff at all times.

Teachers will encourage and remind students to wash/sanitise their hands regularly, at the start and end of the school day as well as before/after break times.

At the end of the school day students must leave the site to enable the cleaning staff to thoroughly clean the site.

Please see below tables for information for each Year group:

Group A
  Year 7 Year 10 Years 12 & 13
Time of entry to school:

8.30am to 8.40am

Enter school via: Thistlecroft Gardens Gate Burnell Gardens Gate

Sports Hall Gate

Designated area for lessons:

Maths Block, Rooms M1 – 6 & S1 – 3

Main building Languages & Humanities corridors, Rooms L1 – L5 & H1 – H5

6 th Form Block 

B1 - 8

Breaktime:

9.50am – 10.05am

Designated area for breaktime: Maths quad & section of playground Main school hall & central quad area 6th Form Block – common room and library & outdoor space behind library.
Lunchtime:

11.45am – 12.20pm

Designated area for lunchtime: Maths quad & section of playground

Centenary Park 

(staff on lunch duty)

Offsite or 6th Form Block – common room and library
Designated area for catering:

Outlet 1 - Maths quad outlet –sandwiches, baguettes, pizzas, paninis, and drinks

Outlet 2 – Designated section of the main canteen: hot, plated meals only

Outlet 1 – Kodak corridor: sandwiches, baguettes, pizzas, paninis and drinks

Outlet 2 – Designated section of the main canteen: hot, plated meals only

Outlet 1 – Kodak corridor: sandwiches, baguettes, pizzas, paninis and drinks

Outlet 2 – Designated section of the main canteen: hot, plated meals only

Designated area for wet break and/or lunch: Main school hall – partition will be up, use of one side only Sports Hall Offsite or 6th Form Block – common room and library
Designated toilets:

Girls – Main building (Y7 designated side ONLY)

Boys – DT Block

Girls – Main building Boys – DT Block

Girls – 6 th Form Girls’ Toilets

Boys – 6 th Form Boys’ Toilets

End of day:

14.50pm

11.45am or 14.50pm – refer to timetable
Exit point: Thistlecroft Gardens Gate Burnell Gardens Gate

Sports Hall Gate 

Group B
  Year 8 Year 9 Years 11
Time of entry to school:

8.45am to 8.55am

Enter school via: Thistlecroft Gardens Gate Burnell Gardens Gate

Sports Hall Gate

Designated area for lessons: English Block, Rooms N1, 3 – 9 & P1 Park Block, Rooms P2 – 9 & T5

S4 – 8, S11 – 13, D2 & H6

Breaktime:

10.40am – 10.55am

Designated area for breaktime: Playground  Section of playground (area by 6th Form and grassy bank – weather permitting) Main school hall & central quad area
Lunchtime:

12.35pm – 1.10pm

Designated area for lunchtime: Centenary Park, stay next to Sports Hall (staff on lunch duty)

Centenary Park, stay next to Sports Hall (staff on lunch duty)

Centenary Park, area by black hut (staff on lunch duty)
Designated area for catering:

Outlet 1 – - English block outlet: cold food including sandwiches, baguettes, and drinks

Outlet 2 – Designated section of the main canteen: hot, plated meals only

Outlet 1 – Kodak corridor: sandwiches, baguettes, pizzas, paninis and drinks

Outlet 2 – Designated section of the main canteen: hot, plated meals only

Outlet 1 – Kodak corridor: sandwiches, baguettes, pizzas, paninis and drinks

Outlet 2 – Designated section of the main canteen: hot, plated meals only

Designated area for wet break and/or lunch: Main school hall – partition will be up, use of one side only Sports Hall Main school hall – partition will be up, use of one side only
Designated toilets:

Girls – English Block Boys – English Block

Girls – Main building (Year 9 designated side ONLY)

Boys – Sports Hall upstairs and downstairs

Girls – 6 th Form – do not go past the toilet area

Boys – 6 th Form – do not go past the toilet area

End of day:

15.05pm

Exit point: Thistlecroft Gardens Gate Burnell Gardens Gate

Sports Hall Gate 

One-way system 

The following areas of the school have a one-way system in place:

  • English block
  • Park block
  • 6 th Form block

The rest of the site has a keep left system clearly marked.

Uniform
 

Full school uniform is to be worn daily and washed regularly.

PE Kits

No PE kits to be brought into school at the present time. Changing rooms are closed until further notice.

School bags 

Please try not to bring a bag into school, if you must make sure it is a wipeable material and wipe it down with antibacterial gel/wipes daily before and after school.

Stationery 

It is very important that students have their own supply of stationery, they MUST NOT share pens, pencils etc.

Catering 

Sanitiser and wipes available at the servery.

Canteen will be cleaned by catering and cleaning staff in between uses by bubbles.

2-metre spaced distance between the catering staff and the students/staff.

Cashless

Please ensure you top up your Parentpay catering account before the first day of term. (New Year 7 – please activate your account, if you have not received your login and password please contact the school at: info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

No fingerprints in use at the tills, Lanyards will be used to identify staff/students, catering staff will look up students/staff by name.

Extra outlets

Extra outlets to serve bubbles within their zones. Please observe the information under Bubbles regarding the assigned catering outlets for your year group bubble.

Reduced menus.

Please see our Catering page for a list of food available. 

A Food service risk assessment from our catering contractor, ISS is available attached below.

Hygiene  

Mobile hand washing units and soap available at every entry/exit point with a designated bin for mask disposal.

Teachers will encourage and remind students to wash/sanitise their hands regularly, at the start and end of the school day as well as before/after break times.

Alcohol based hand sanitiser will be available in every timetabled classroom along with antibacterial wipes, tissues, bins with lids and guidance posters.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

Cleaning

We will have a cleaner on site throughout the school day to routinely clean touch surfaces, door handles, toilets and the canteen in between break/ lunch sittings for Group A and B.

Enhanced daily cleaning of designated teaching rooms, toilets, and any other areas of the school in use will take place daily between 6am and 8.30am then again from 3.30pm to 6pm

Our contractor has a fogging machine, large areas of the school can be fogged and disinfected within one hour. A full risk assessment of our cleaning procedures is available in the full risk assessment attached below.

Visitors 

Reception Area – Parents, students and visitors

Parents and visitors will only be admitted with an appointment and it is vital the visitor knows the name of the person they are visiting at the school.

Parents and visitors must follow social distancing guidelines when visiting the school and should only do so if absolutely necessary. 

We ask that everyone wear a face mask in communal areas.

They must wait in line on the markers outside reception on the ramp and only 1 person must enter the reception area at a time, they must stand on the marked area.

Students must wait outside the reception area on the marked areas and wait until called. Only one person to be in the reception area at a time.

Reception staff may ask any visitors to complete a health questionnaire before allowing entry.

Deliveries

No delivery drivers should enter the premises if showing symptoms of the virus. 

Deliveries to be left 2 metres away from receiver.

Social distancing guidelines to be followed.

Wait in line to enter reception if there is a queue (markers will be spaced 2 metres apart on the ramp outside the reception area.

Contractors

No contractors should enter the premises if showing symptoms of the virus.

Permit to work to be completed as standard practice before work commences. 

Social distancing guidelines to be followed. 

Rules above apply if access to the reception area required.

Definitions of COVID-19 symptoms 

Please do NOT send your child to school if they feel unwell and ensure you contact the school immediately if your child or anyone in your household displays symptom’s - 0208 952 2803

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ or by phoning 111

What to do if... 

Please do NOT send your child to school if they feel unwell and ensure you contact the school immediately if your child or anyone in your household displays symptom’s - 0208 952 2803

What to do if... Action needed Return to school when...

…my child has coronavirus symptoms:

  • A new continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • A loss of, or change, in your normal sense of taste or smell
  • Child must not come into school
  • Inform the School of symptoms
  • Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days
  • Get a test
  • Inform the School immediately about the test result

…the test comes back negative and your child feels well.

Or

After the 10 days of self-isolation and your child feels better, even if they have a cough or lack of taste/smell as the symptoms can last several weeks once the infection has gone.

…my child tests positive for coronavirus

  • Child must not come into school
  • Inform the School immediately about the test result
  • Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days

…after the 10 days of self-isolation and your child feels better, even if they have a cough or lack of taste/smell as the symptoms can last several weeks once the infection has gone.

…someone in my house has coronavirus symptoms (including siblings in this school/other schools)

  • Child must not come into school
  • Inform the School of symptoms
  • Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days 
  • Household member with symptoms must get a test
  • Inform the school immediately about the result

…after the 14 days of self-isolation and your child feels better, even if they have a cough or lack of taste/smell as the symptoms can last several weeks once the infection has gone.

Or

The household member’s test is negative and nobody in the house has symptoms.

…someone in my household tested positive for   coronavirus

  • Child must not come into school
  • Inform the School of symptoms
  • Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days 

…your child has completed the 14 days of self-isolation and has not developed symptoms.

…NHS test & trace has identified my child as a close contact of someone who has tested positive

  • Inform the School
  • Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days 

…your child has completed the 14 days of self-isolation and has not developed symptoms.

…we/my child has travelled into the UK from a country that is not an exempt country and has to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantine

  • Child must not come into school
  • Inform the School
  • Self-isolate for 14 days
  • Do not take unauthorised leave during term time
  • Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel

…your child has completed the 14 days of quarantine and the child/household member has not developed symptoms.

…my child has travelled abroad from a country or territory that IS on the exempt list of countries.

If returning from a destination where quarantine is NOT needed:

  • Check the current Exempt countries and territories list to confirm the country you have travelled from or through is on the exempt list.
  • Ring school to inform us you have returned to the UK and agree a return date to school.

…your child should return to school on the agreed upon return date.

…I have travelled from a country that requires us to quarantine (but my child didn’t travel).

 

 

As long as you do not have / have not had symptoms in the last 14 days, your child can continue to attend school.

  • The person who has travelled MUST quarantine and NOT leave the house, including to do pick-ups and drop offs (please contact school if you need support getting your child to school).

…your child can continue to attend school.

…we have received medical advice that my child must shield.

  • Child must not come to school.
  • Inform the School to advise.
  • Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted, and shielding is paused again.

…your child may return to school once you have received medical advice to do so or the restrictions have been lifted.

…my child’s class or year group bubble has been sent home due to a Covid-19 outbreak in school.

  • Child must not come into school.
  • Support your child at home with remote education will be provided.
  • Your child will need to self-isolate for 14 days. 
  • Other siblings, in other year groups, may continue to attend school provided they are well.

…the school inform you that the year group bubble will be reopened.

…I am unable to get a test for someone in the household who has symptoms

If you are not able to get a test, your child and anyone they live with must stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days from the onset of symptoms. 

Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.

…your child has completed the 14 days of self-isolation and has not developed symptoms.

 

 Please see information below:

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

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