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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that children  in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 6 should return to school in the week commencing Monday June 1st, 2020. As you are aware, we were all prepared and ready to be open on Wednesday 3rd June to pupils in Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y6  but on Monday, following advice from the Director of Public Health at Doncaster for all schools in Doncaster, the Trust made the decision to delay opening. On Monday1st June and Tuesday 2nd June, we had two training days to fully prepare for re-opening and so we feel ready for welcoming pupils back as soon as we are advised it is safe to do so. All classrooms  and resources have been organised to ensure social distancing; the school is equipped with the relevant PPE; classroom sizes and staffing have been carefully planned;  playtimes and lunchtimes arrangements planned to ensure social distancing. The Midday supervisors also received training on socially distant games to play during lunch.

Any information regarding the re-opening of school will be posted below over the coming days and weeks; we will keep you up to date as much as we can.

However, if you have any specific queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via Class Dojo, the parent app or using – we will get back in touch as soon as we can.

You can see our How we are Keeping you Safe in School Poster below

Keeping you safe in school

You can find information regarding how different classes will function below:

Nursery Class update

Reception Class reviewed 25.6.20

Maple Class 1

Year 1 Class (Ash 1)

Year 6 Class 1 (Beech 1)

Year 6 Class 2 (Beech 2)


To follow Government and Trust Guidelines, we have completed Risk Assessments for different areas across school. You will find this information below:

Risk Assessment Classroom setting

Risk Assessment First Aid

Risk Assessment Hall

Risk Assessment Meeting Room

Risk Assessment SLT Office

Risk Assessment Main Office

Risk Assessment Staff Rooms

Risk Assessment Toilet

The Government Guidance for implementing effective measures in education states that PPE will only need to be worn in a very small number of cases, including during intimate care procedures and if a child becomes unwell with symptoms of coronavirus.

You will find information regarding when and how we will be wearing PPE below:

PPE Table

In addition to our maintenance staff, school staff will conduct cleaning duties during different points of the day. You will find information regarding cleaning checklists below:

Admin Office Cleaning Checklist

Classroom Cleaning checklist


To ensure our Safeguarding Policy, Behaviour Policy, Exclusion and SEND Information Report are in line with Government Guidance, we have had to make amendments. You can find information for this below:

Annex 5 COVID 19 safeguarding and child protection website

Covid-19 Behaviour Guidance

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Covid-19 Exclusion Guidance

The Covid- 19 Guidance for Astrea Schools follows Government guidance and outlines:

  • What to do if children, pupils or staff become unwell with a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in normal sense of taste or smell within the setting.
  • What to do if a case of Covid19 (pupil, student or staff) is confirmed in the setting.
  • Who should isolate if someone shows symptom’s compatible with coronavirus?

See the full document by clicking on the link below.

COVID 19 Guidance for Symptoms Astrea Schools