COVID-19 Outbreak Management Plan

1. Introduction

This plan is based on the contingency framework for managing local outbreaks of COVID-19 and the schools operational guidance from step 4, provided by the Department for Education (DfE)

We will only implement some, or all of the measures in this plan in response to recommendations provided by our local authority (LA), director of public health (DsPH), Public Health England (PHE) health protection team or the national government

It may be necessary to implement these measures in the following circumstances, for example:

  • To help manage a COVID-19 outbreak within the school
  • If COVID-19 infection rates in the community are extremely high, and other measures have failed to reduce transmission
  • As part of a package of measures responding to a ‘variant of concern’ (VoC)s with all parents. However, the school is obliged to have procedures in place in case there are complaints by parents. The following policy sets out the procedure that the school follows in such cases

2. Shielding

We will adhere to national guidance on the reintroduction of shielding, which would apply to those on the shielded patient list (SPL)

We will speak to individuals required to shield about additional protective measures in school or arrangements for home working or learning

3. Other measures

If recommended, we will limit:

Residential educational visits
Open days
Transition or taster days
Parents coming into school
Live performances

If recommended, we will reintroduce:

Bubbles, to reduce mixing between groups
Face coverings in communal areas and classrooms for staff and visitors (unless exempt)

4. Attendance restrictions

Attendance restrictions will only be recommended as a last resort. If recommended, we will implement the measures in this section

4.1 Eligibility to remain in school

Should a lockdown be announced, in the first instance, we will stay open for:

Vulnerable pupils
Children of critical workers
Years 3-6 pupils

If further restrictions are recommended, we will stay open for:

Vulnerable pupils
Children of critical workers

4.2 Education and support for pupils at home

All other pupils will be required to stay at home and will receive remote education

We will aim to deliver remote education that meets the same quality and quantity of education that pupils would receive in school, as outlined in our Remote Learning Provision 2021-2022

Lunches

The school will continue to provide meals or lunch parcels for pupils eligible for benefits-related free school meals while they are not attending school because of COVID-19 isolation guidelines. A meal can be ordered by calling the school office (0208 993 9053) or by email (admin@agprimary.org.uk) and collected daily from the school office between 11 am-1 pm

4.3 Wraparound care

We will limit access to before and after-school activities and wraparound care during term time and the summer holidays to those who need it most

We will communicate who will be eligible to attend once the restrictions are confirmed

4.4 Safeguarding

Where necessary, we will further review our Child Protection Policy to make sure it reflects the local restrictions and remains effective

We will aim to have a trained DSL or deputy DSL on site wherever possible. The DSL/deputy DSL who can be contacted:

Miss H Patel Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Ms S Henry Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Ms S Khan School Business Manager
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)

Contact by calling the school office: 0208 993 9053

Contact by email: admin@agprimary.org.uk

On occasions, where there is no DSL or deputy on site, a senior leader will take responsibility for coordinating safeguarding on site

Date of last review:
October 2021

Date of next review:
TBC