This is one of the recommendations made in the Welsh Government Guidance. During the three week return at the end of last year this worked reasonably well.
Below is a list of the start and finish times for each year group. I recognise that there will be times when siblings will be starting and finishing at different times and there will be a need to wait at the front of the school. We ask that adults at the front of school adhere to social distancing measures and disperse from the area as soon as they are able to.
I would also request that, as much as possible, families walk to school rather than driving. The staggered start and finish times will mean people coming and going regularly and less car traffic would be safer for our pupils in particular.
We will be opening four gates for children to enter and leave from. Gate 1 is the main gate for Foundation Phase. Gate 2 is the small gate with a set of steps that runs down next to the Foundation Phase yard. Gate 3 is the main school gate which runs down to the School Office entrance. Gate 4 is the small gate next to the old caretaker’s house.
Foundation Phase pupils will need to be dropped at one of the Foundation Phase gates at their allocated time. A member of staff will meet the child and the child will walk independently down to the yard where their teacher will be waiting for them. At the end of the day the child will be brought out and released to parents from one of the Foundation Phase gates.
Junior pupils will need to be dropped at one of the Junior gates at their allocated time where a member of staff will meet them. They will walk down the steps independently and down onto the yard where their teacher will meet them. At the end of the day the child will be brought out and released to parents from one of the Junior gates.