Listed below are the important documents and information relating to Earlsfield from January 2022. You can also access resources to support your child in taking about COVID and access to support services though this link
Start and end of day arrangements
Drop Offs (Videos)
Times will remain as 8:50am and 3:05pm.
Drop-off: Please enter via the Nursery gate that will open at 8:45am (12.20pm for Wed-Fri). All children will enter Nursery through the lion door without parents/ carers. Adults to exit via the car park
Dismissal: Entering at 3pm for 3.05pm dismissal. Tigers through the carpark (On the right as you enter) and Lions through the Nursery entrance. All exiting through the carpark (on the right as you leave).Reception to Year 6
Gates will open at 8:45am for soft start. The register will be taken at 8:50am.
The end of day will be moved to 3:20pm meaning the children will leave their classroom at 3:15pm.
This will give us an extra 15 minutes of learning time a day and compensate for time lost with additional hand washing etc.
We will retain some of the features of last year, as they were time efficient. Most importantly, we will have all parents on site at the end of the day, you can stay and talk to the class teacher BUT you will enter at different access points depending on the age of your child/ren.
Reception to Year 6
Drop Off (8:45am)
Years 2 -6 Children should be dropped off at the gate as in the previous academic year with the exception of
Reception - enter playground with parents and drop off at Reception gate.
Year 1 – for the first two and a half weeks parents can enter the rear playground and drop the children off until they are secure in their routines.
The iPad system has been effective on the street so this will remain in place to avoid excessive numbers in the confined office space.
Pick up (3:20pm)
Parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (and who have older siblings in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) will enter via the car park and walk around the building at your own leisure. Numbers will not be regulated.
Parents of children in 3,4,5,6 with no younger siblings in R, 1 and 2) will enter through the gates to the KS2 playground or the pedestrian gates.
Reception will be dismissed through the Nursery - RS through first door (closest to carpark), RJ the second door. Parents or child minders collecting siblings carry on around the building. Those without can exit through the car park
Year 1 will be collected from the shade sail and exit through the gates to the front of the building
Year 2 from under the basketball net – KS1 playground - and exit through the gates to the front of the building
Year 3C the Greenhouse, Year 3S the shed in KS2 and exit through the gates to the front of the building
- Year 4, 5 and 6 the front playground and exit through the gates to the front of the building.
Work expectations when absent due to COVID
Schools have never set work for children who are absent due to illness because if they are unwell enough to miss school they should be resting.
There are 2 categories of absence
- COVID related – work will be provided
- Non COVID related – work will not be provided
We will provide work
- Where a child is unable to attend school because they have COVID symptoms but are well enough to access school work.
- Where a child has tested positive for COVID 19 and is well enough to access school work
- Where a health professional advises a child not to attend school as they are vulnerable to COVID.
If your child or a member of your family displays symptoms email email@example.com
AND the year group address that can be accessed through
https://www.earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk/Contact/ by 8am on the first day of absence clearly stating the day that your child started isolating. If this email is not sent by that time we cannot provide work on that day as the teacher needs to get on with their daily preparation.
If a test comes back negative you should inform us as soon as possible so the teacher knows that they no longer have to set work. You should not send your child back to school until you have informed the school that the test is negative.
Work will be set via Seesaw (R to 2) or Google Classrooms (3 to 6) and will need to be submitted each day.
We will not provide work
- Where a child is absent when displaying non-COVID symptoms. Schools did not do this pre COVID and nothing has changed with regards to this. If your child is not well enough for school they should rest and you should follow the usual absence reporting procedures.
- Where a child tests negative the child should return to school. If they continue to show symptoms then this is not COVID related as a result of the test and will be classed as general illness.
Remote Learning (Learning at home)
Our Remote Learning plan outlines how work is provide at home in the event of any COVID related absence, closure or lockdown.
PE Times (children should wear their PE kit to school on those days)
Attendance (COVID related)
The government expect that children now attend school almost without exception. Where a child is absent for a confirmed case of COVID then this will be recorded as an illness. We will take this into account and also compare attendance from previous years before determining any level of persistent absenteeism (below 90%)
Self isolation guidance
Parents and carers should be familiar with guidance around positive cases and self-isolation. Failure to follow the guidance puts others at risk. Within the guidance there is a simple and easy to use flow chart.