We know that you will have questions about how school is planning to operate. We have have posted here some responses you may find useful. If your question has not been answered by the information on this page please email us.
Does my child have to return to school?
Yes. All students are expected to return to school full time unless self-isolating or quarantining as indicated above. This is in line with the current government guidance.
What if my child or someone in my family is vulnerable or shielding?
The government shielding advice paused on August 1st. As a result, there is no longer a requirement for anyone to shield at this current time. If a local outbreak occurs, families will receive a letter asking them to shield. Therefore, all students should be attending school as normal.
What happens when my child arrives at school?
On arrival, all students should make their way to the rear playground area and remain there until asked to enter the building.
Year 10 and 11 students should arrive at 9am and await staff instructions to wash their hands before entering the building and going to their Prep room.
Year 12 and Year 13 students should arrive at 9.15am for Prep or at 9.50am for lessons (depending on their timetable) and follow staff instructions before going to Prep or lessons.
What does my child need to bring to school?
All students should wear their school uniform as normal. Students should also bring their own pencil case and equipment as normal. We would also like all students to bring their own personal hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes which they will keep in their bag and use as required.
Who will students be working with?
Lessons will continue as normal and students will work with staff and other students in classrooms. Year 10 and Year 11 will form one bubble of 100 students; with a separate bubble for Year 12 and another for Year 13. There will be separate arrival and departure times for different bubbles plus we will be limiting and managing the use of corridors, staircases and communal areas throughout the day.
What hygiene procedures will you have in place?
Extensive hand washing and sanitising procedures for all students and staff at the start of the day and after break and lunch time; increased cleaning of the building throughout the day and each evening; hand sanitiser and wipes available in all rooms. We will also have specific cleaning procedures for when students are using ICT equipment or rooms and for when there are lesson changes between bubbles.
Can my child wear a face covering?
This is optional in communal areas and classrooms. Within a classroom, students who wish to do so may wear a clear face visor but not a mask. This is to facilitate effective learning. Those pupils opting to wear a face covering must also carry a sealable plastic bag in which to store their face covering and hand sanitizer. When removing it, it is expected that the pupil will preferably wash but at least sanitize their hands before removal of the mask and again after it has been sealed in its bag.
Can my child wear gloves?
Gloves should be removed on arrival at school and students should wash their hands after doing so. Gloves should also be stored in a sealed bag throughout the day and should not be used in schools. Instead, we encourage and recommend regular hand sanitisation as a more effective way of avoiding cross contamination.
What are the arrangements for break and lunch time?
We will be limiting the access to our cyber cafe at different points during the day. Year 10 and Year 11 can only use the cyber cafe at lunchtime and should bring a snack / drink from home for morning break. Year 12 and Year 13 can only use the cyber cafe at break time. We are encouraging Year 12 and 13 to go off site at lunchtime or go home if they have completed their lessons for the day. Students are welcome to bring a packed lunch but should ensure they do not share with others and dispose of their rubbish in the bins provided.
Will you be doing PE and enrichment activities?
Year 10 students will have a PE lesson as normal on Monday Period 7. Initially, they will require trainers only as we cannot provide changing facilities at this time. Year 11-13 do not have timetabled PE lessons.
Enrichment will run for Year 10 and Year 11 only on Monday from 4pm – 4.40pm This is optional for students to attend.
Will you be running off site activities, employer engagement and PBL weeks?
We are planning to run as many of our extra-curricular activities as possible. These will be looked at individually and will go ahead based on our risk assessment of the specific activity. We will contact parents with specific arrangements in advance of these activities.
Are there any changes to your behaviour policy?
As always, our expectation of student behaviour is high. Students who fail to meet these expectations will be dealt with in line with our behaviour policy. Where these behaviours are linked to unsafe COVID-19 behaviours, we may need to take further action to ensure our students and staff remain safe. This may mean your child being sent home; being unable to attend for a period of time; or in extreme cases, not being allowed to return to Logic. See our updated behaviour policy on the school website for more details.
Will you be running detentions / academic support for students?
Yes. Detentions will run on a daily basis as required for all Year 10 and 11 students. These will be supervised by the ACO and take place within a nominated classroom at the end of the day. For Year 12 and 13 students, academic support runs weekly and is overseen by the 6th Form team.
Will there be assemblies?
Year 10 and Year 11 will have a separate assembly on a Thursday afternoon alongside their PSHE lesson. This runs from 4pm – 4.40pm in the cyber cafe. Due to large numbers, Year 12 and Year 13 will have virtual assemblies on alternate weeks. Students will be within their form room and these assemblies will be ‘live screened; into the form room via the whiteboard.
What if my child is unwell?
If your child is unable to come to school, you should contact reception on 02088313001 and speak to the attendance officer. If we are unable to take your call, please leave a message on the attendance line.
What if my child or a member of my family is unwell with COVID-19 symptoms?
If your child is unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, you should keep them at home and contact us ASAP. You must then arrange a test for your child ASAP and inform us of the result. If the test is positive, you should then follow the government guidance on self isolation. If the test is negative, your child may return to school when they are feeling better.
How are you supporting the Test and Trace procedure?
We will be monitoring who your child has come into prolonged contact with, in case we need to support a test and trace process after a positive test. Each lesson will have an identified seating plan so we know who students are sitting with throughout the day. As a result, if a student or member of staff tests positive, we can provide the necessary information as required.