Maintaining Social Distancing at the beginning and end of the school day.

Dear Parents

As you are aware the R rate within South Tyneside has increased significantly over the last few weeks and added to this we have all been given guidance to follow to ensure we all remain safe. It is my duty to ensure not only our children and staff are protected but also you as my parents and families.

We have staggered arrivals for the start of the day – 8.45-9.05am, therefore there is no need for parents to gather on the streets by the gates. Please stagger your arrival time, there is a 20 minute window for you to drop your child off at the school gate. PLEASE DO NOT GATHER AT THE GATES AND MAINTAIN A 2 METRE DISTANCE FROM OTHER FAMILY GROUPS.

Our new pick up times at the end of the day are from 3pm – 3.15pm

Parents with more than one child – 3pm

Parents of children from Year 1 and 2 – 3.05pm

Parents of children from Year 3 and 4 – 3.10pm

Parents of children from Year 5 and 6 – 3.15pm

We have pushed the times back as the children were missing important parts of their learning. I realise that timings are tight but please can you arrive at the designated time and once you have your child/children leave immediately. I am not permitted to have too many parents on the premises at the end of the day. I understand that these requests do sound harsh but it is to ensure everyone’s safety. Once again please do NOT GATHER and you must maintain a 2 metre distance.

I will review this process in a few days, if it is not working I will have to put in place a one way system, which will mean an inconvenience to many of you, as you will be entering and leaving the premises from different gates.

Please help us all keep everyone safe.

Mrs L A Martin