Re-Opening 8th March

Dear parents/carers,

First of all, we hope that your families are well and thank you for your continued co-operation during the latest lockdown.

As you will be aware from government announcements, we will start to reopen to our students from Monday 8th March.

We have been working hard over the last week to plan for the safest re-opening so please find below links to our:

  • Updated risk assessment and summary (towards the end of the policy list): Policies & Procedures | Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys
  • A summary of the first two weeks back, starting Monday 8th March (if a year group below is not onsite for testing or for wellbeing, then they will be at home, continuing with the virtual school):

 

Week B

 

08/03/2021

09/03/2021

10/03/2021

11/03/2021

12/03/2021

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.30-10.30am

Year 13 testing

Year 10 testing

Years 11, 12 & 13 Wellbeing Days

Year 9 testing

Years 7, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Wellbeing Days

Year 13 testing

Years 7 & 10 Wellbeing Days

Year 10 testing

10.30am-12.30pm

Year 12 testing

 

 

Year 12 testing

 

12.30-2.30/3.00pm

Year 11 testing

Year 7 testing

Year 8 testing

Year 11 testing

Year 7 testing

Week A

 

15/03/2021

16/03/2021

17/03/2021

18/03/2021

19/03/2021

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8.30-10.30am

Years 8 & 9 Wellbeing Days

Year 9 testing

Years 8 & 9 Wellbeing Days

Year 13 testing

All students return to school full time from this day onwards

Year 10 testing

All students at school

Year 9 testing

All students at school

Onsite lateral flow testing ceases

10.30am-12.30pm

 

Year 12 testing

 

 

12.30-2.30/3.00pm

Year 8 testing

Year 11 testing

Year 7 testing

Year 8 testing

 

Please note that it will now be necessary for students to wear facemasks in all enclosed spaces, including classrooms, corridors and the canteen/sports hall when not eating unless they are exempt.

Therefore, please provide your son with at least two clean facemasks each day.

To maximise safety and wellbeing for our whole community, it will take 7 working days to prepare all year groups for full school attendance, involving:

  • Lateral flow testing (LFT) of consenting students and staff three times on the school site before provision is made for home testing for both students and staff. This is so that students have full training on how to process LFTs so that they can confidently self-administer these tests when at home. Please find a link below to a video tutorial on processing LFTs:

How to take a Lateral Flow test - YouTube

  • Further Covid-19 safety guidance for staff and students;
  • Two days of wellbeing activities to reintegrate students into school life (more information on this will follow from your son’s head of year). On these days, please ensure your son comes in PE kit.

 

If you have yet to provide or deny consent for your child to conduct an LFT, then you will be contacted via Weduc or the phone soon.

Please also note the following later dates, some of which include changes to our published calendar:

  • On Thursday 1st April, we will have a tutor-focused remote Academic Review Day for years 7-13 (in a change from the previously subject-focused ARD that will now be in summer term and this will also replace the Year 11, 12 and 13 parents’ evening that would have been on Wednesday 31st March). School will be closed to all students unless they have been invited in. Tutors will shortly be arranging appointment times with you.
  • Friday 2nd April is a bank holiday so the school will be closed to all students.

 

Should you have any questions about this information then, in the first instance, please email your son’s tutor or head of year who will be happy to clarify.

Lastly, as we monitor the situation with staffing, we must draw your attention to the possibility that we may have to ask year groups to remain at home from time to time. We will, of course, give as much notice as possible and continue to provide online lessons should that be the case.

Thank you again for your support and we look forward to welcoming your son back to school soon.

 

Mr T Plumb

Share this post

Tel: 020 8310 7000 Email: enquiries@woolwichpoly.co.uk
Registered Office: Hutchins Road, London, SE28 8AT
Woolwich Polytechnic School is operated by POLYMAT which is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales. Reg no. 9078530