PRSC - Covid-19 Planning

Our response to the Covid-19 outbreak

We hope this finds you all safe and well. We are very aware that these are difficult times for all of us and we hope you are managing to cope with your new circumstances. Our primary goal at the moment, is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our students, their families and our staff.

All families will receive regular communication from their child’s keyworker. The staff are in regular contact with one another to share information, so that your child’s keyworker can co-ordinate input from other staff. This means that we will be able to offer personalised support, advice and learning opportunities to your child. This may be by sending out paper workbooks, setting on-line lessons, or sending links to projects and activities. All staff are happy to receive completed work or to offer alternative opportunities when requested. Further resources for learning can be found on our resources website;

We also understand that some students don’t feel able to access any, or only minimal learning, at home and we will support families who decide not to access school work at this time. Our priority will be to promote the health and well being of everyone.

As all the students attending park road have an EHCP, they are considered vulnerable and we are therefore very happy to be able to be open for students who need to access the centre at this time. In order to comply with

Government guidelines (Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings – updated 12th May 2020),

Park Road Support Centre will be operating under the following conditions:

· Enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure that surfaces, door handles, toilets and washing facilities, kitchen equipment etc is thoroughly cleaned after each school day.

· All staff and students will be asked to maintain social distancing (2 metres apart) at all times.

· All staff and students will be following hand hygiene guidance including washing hands thoroughly on arrival and frequently throughout the day.

· All staff and students will be following the catch it, kill it, bin it advice to reduce the spread of air-borne infection.

· The school day will run from 10am to 2pm, Monday – Friday.

· Arrival and leaving times may be staggered, as may break and lunchtimes.

· Students will be invited to attend on specific days and times based on an individual risk assessment. This is in order to keep them safe, to keep the number of people in the building to a safe level, and to allow for a safe student to staff ratio.

Please can we ask that you pay particular attention to the following points;

· If your child displays any of the symptoms of Covid 19 or complains of feeling unwell you must keep them at home for at least 7 days, and inform PRSC as soon as possible.

· If anyone at your home displays any of the symptoms of Covid 19 or becomes unwell you must keep your child at home for 14 days and inform PRSC as soon as possible.

We hope these measures will give us the best possible chance to keep your child, your family, and our staff and their families as safe as possible.

Whilst in school your child will be timetabled for a mixture of lessons and outdoor activities. We will not be able to offer the full range of subjects and activities that we would ordinarily offer. This week, students have enjoyed gaming, cookery, gardening and table tennis as well as English, maths and science lessons. We have also used “Microsoft Teams” to deliver lessons in the centre, and will hope to roll that out to students at home by next week.

Please do contact us if you would like to discuss any of the above. Further contact details can be found on the home page of this website

Teenage Students Raising Hands

Return to school September 2019