Please click on the link below to go to our 'letters' page which has copies of all the latest communications sent to parents, including details of our recovery curriculum plans.
Beneath this shortcut, you will find a 'frequently asked questions' section as well as links to government sites with further information regarding the national and local approaches to
staying alert, controlling the virus and saving lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time are the current school sessions?
Your child will be greeted at the door by their teacher; please help us by leaving your child at that door, avoiding congregating around the doorways and departing the school site in a timely manner. When dropping off and collecting them, please keep 2 meters away from others and encourage your child to do the same. We are asking that only one adult escort a child to school.
What do I do if I have children with different drop-off and collection times either at William Lilley or because they attend a different school?
We are asking that wherever possible, you stick to the times allocated to your child's class to reduce congestion on the school site. However, should this present any issues, please discuss them with a member of staff.
What will my child need to bring?
What measures have School introduced to minimise the current risks?
How can I help the school?
Will my child need to wear school uniform?
Wherever possible, please send your child to school in their school uniform. On P.E. days, the children should come dressed in sports wear.
Can my child wear a face covering in school?
No. The government advise that face coverings are not required for primary-aged school children and that wearing one could actually increase risk due to touching it throughout the day. If your child wears one as part of their journey to school, we request that you take it home with you upon dropping them off.
Will staff be wearing PPE?
Staff will only be using additional issued PPE where an individual is presenting with coronavirus symptoms. They will wear face masks on the occasions where they need to move out of their bubble.
Am I required to send my child to school?
School attendance will be mandatory from the beginning of the autumn term and the usual rules on school attendance will apply. Please refer to our attendance policy which can be found by clicking on the link to the Policies section of the website below. We are aware that some children may be required to be absent from school due to the requirements by the government regarding self-isolation and these absences will be recorded according to guidance from the Department of Education.
Should my child return to school if they are being ‘shielded’ or are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’?
Most children originally identified as clinically extremely vulnerable no longer need to follow the shielding advice. Parents and carers of those children previously shielding are advised to talk to their GP or specialist clinician to decide whether they are still classified as CEV. Those children whose doctors have confirmed they are still clinically extremely vulnerable are advised not to attend school while this lockdown advice is in place. Schools will make the necessary arrangements for shielding children to continue to learn from home. Children who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable but are not clinically extremely vulnerable themselves, should still attend school.
What do I do if someone in my house is experiencing symptoms, however slight?
The main symptoms include:
If you, your child or anyone in your house (this includes those that are now in you are in a ‘support bubble’) please self-isolate immediately and visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/ to arrange a test or call 119 and please inform the school urgently.
What will happen if my child becomes unwell with Coronavirus symptoms whilst at school?
What will happen if there is a confirmed case within school?
In this instance, we will follow government guidance which involves informing East Midlands PHE Health Protection Team. They will conduct a rapid risk assessment and advise on next steps.
PERMANENT MENU CHANGE TO THE INTERIM MENU
Interim Menu Week 1 : Thursday Second Course
Peach Slice and Custard is now Crackers and Cheese
Interim Menu Week 2 : Wednesday Second Course
Cherry Shortcake is now Crackers and Cheese
Covid 19 Amendment to our Behaviour Policy
Please click on the link below to be taken to our policies page which contains an Appendix to our Behaviour Policy. The policy has required an amendment due to the measures that have been introduced to support with the reopening of School. Please also click on the link below to view the Attendance Policy.
Current National and Local Coronavirus Information
The Department for Education Coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about Covid-19 relating to education:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm - Saturday to Sunday