Changes to mitigation measures
As part of the phased return, we’ve made further changes to our protocols and risk assessments relating to Covid-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all young people and staff within school.
2m Social Distancing
Two metre social distancing between young people will be in place at all times, including classrooms and our Hub area. Class sizes have been reduced to ensure necessary spacing between desks/workstations.
Young people are required to wear face coverings in corridors and communal spaces in school and on school transport.
Senior pupils (S4-S6) are also required to wear face coverings in classrooms.
Some young people and staff are exempt from wearing a face covering for a number of reasons, including medical conditions. Pupils should not challenge each other about not wearing face coverings. We ask that everyone treats each other with kindness and respect on this issue.
Wearing Face Coverings
This video explains the correct way to wear a face covering safely, including how to take them on and off and where to put them once they're off.
This video has been shown to pupils in form class.
Lateral Flow Tests
Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) are available to all senior phase young people who are in for practical assessment work to further reduce the risks in the school environment. Please see separate previous communications relating to asymptomatic LFT testing.
Keep Left System
Our one way system was replaced with a keep left system as a result of feedback from young people and staff.
SQA Practical Assessments
In addition to children of key workers and vulnerable young people, the school is only open for young people who are taking part in an SQA practical assessment. If the assessment takes place in the morning, young people should return home immediately to continue with remote learning.
Letter: Arrangements for the Return to School
We know that your safety is your number one concern and all staff at the school share your concern. The original letter produced for the return to school in August 2020 detailed the arrangements for our new session and can be found here.
Everyone at the school is focused on providing a welcoming, nurturing environment to support you. This letter contains a lot of procedures, however, we are at the heart of everything, a school that cares about your well-being and we will work with you to ensure you are safe, happy and achieving.
An additional letter was issued prior to some seniors returning to complete their practical SQA assessments on 22 February 2021.