Please bookmark this page and revisit on a regular basis for updates from the School in respect of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ditcham Park School is delighted to be welcoming pupils and staff back to School for the autumn term from 3rd September 2020. It will be wonderful to see and hear the children back in the School buildings and grounds after a quite extraordinary year.
Since 20th March when all schools were required to close their sites in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the School has followed the governments guidelines and public health advice and adapted proactively in order to open to the children of Key Workers during the Easter holidays, deliver the very best remote teaching and learning provision to our pupils throughout the summer term, and successfully return many of our Juniors and all of our Year 10 pupils in a phased way from 1st June.
The term ahead will of course look and feel very different for us all, as the School seeks to follow and incorporate the latest public health advice to minimise the risks of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission and keep our pupils and staff “Covid-secure”.
This website page is intended to be used as an “on-demand” information bank for our parents and pupils, and any visitors to our School during the forthcoming Autumn term. Please bookmark the page and visit regularly to keep up-to-date with latest developments in our School’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Summary Risk Assessment and the Covid-Secure School:
In planning for the new term, the School has updated its detailed Risk Assessment in order to ensure the wider opening to all pupils can be achieved in a Covid-Secure manner. Every aspect of School life has been reviewed and assessed and, where required, control measures have been taken. Here you will find the most recent version of the Summary Risk Assessment for Autumn 2020. A copy of the detailed risk assessment, running to some 90 pages, is available to current parents of the School on request from the Bursar firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents Handbook (Covid-19) Update for Autumn 2020:
Of course we understand that parents and pupils will have many questions about the way the School will operate this Autumn term, and to answer as many of those “FAQs” the School has produced a supplement to its regular parent handbook. We hope this information will be a useful reference for parents. It will of course be revised as the government updates its guidance to schools during the coming weeks and months and we will publish revised versions in response.
Actions the School will follow for a symptomatic pupil:
Parents are advised that, as a minimum, the School will follow the updated Government guidance for pupils or staff that exhibit symptoms of Covid-19 whilst at School. Please see the latest guidelines received from the Department for Education.
Parents and Pupils are asked to note the Covid-19 addendum to the School’s Behaviour Rewards and Sanctions Policy. (See Downloads Below)
Some useful information about the symptoms of Covid-19
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