Information for parents, children and visitors regarding procedures for Fleet Infant School during the Coronavirus pandemic
- Control measures such as handwashing, ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’, extra cleaning will continue. If your child requires their own sanitiser or soap, please make sure this is clearly labelled with their name.
- Ventilation of the building will continue.
- If your child is feeling unwell, please keep them at home, even if they do not have Covid-19 symptoms or their Covid-19 test is negative. They still may have an illness that can be passed to others.
- Following the removal of class bubbles, your children will be in year groups for such activities as playtimes, lunch and assemblies.
- There may be circumstances where face coverings will be recommended if we were to have a substantial increase in the number of positive cases in school.
- If an individual develops Covid-19 symptoms or following a test, they should follow Public Health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do. They should not come into school if they are showing any symptoms, had a positive test due to the risk of them passing on Covid-19.
- If anyone in school develops Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, they will be sent home
- In the event of high positive numbers of Covid-19 cases in the school, we will follow the DfE contingency framework.
Coronavirus Catch-up Funding
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil from Year R through to Year 11.
Fleet Infant School has decided to use the government's catch up funding to employ additional staff in KS1 to support learning in the classroom during the academic year 2020-21. Further funding has been directed to intervention groups with staff.
Assessment of the impact of this extra support will be through Pupil Progress Meetings, December and February data snapshots and final assessments at the end of the year, in both Year 1 and Year 2 (SATS). This evaluation and impact will be shared with the Governing Body at regular points throughout the year.
Please see a communication, just published, from the Director of Children's Services in which he asks schools to share a filmed message of thanks to Hampshire's pupils and students: