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Neroche Primary School (067)

 

Risk Management - Assessment Report 

Risk Area: COVID-19
Assessment Framework: September 2020 COVID-19: Classrooms
Work Area or Activity: COVID Classrooms
Competent Person Alison Collins
Groups Affected: children
staff
Notes: This has been reviewed in light of the updated operational guidance for schools, updated 27th August 2021.

Reviewed due to wider reopening 8th March 2021 to all children.





This is a review of an assessment carried out on 11/09/2020

This is a review of an assessment carried out on 01/01/2021

This is a review of an assessment carried out on 05/01/2021
It was marked as 'nothing had changed' by Alison Collins on 10/01/2021

This is a review of an assessment carried out on 09/01/2021

This is a review of an assessment carried out on 11/01/2021

This is a review of an assessment carried out on 01/03/2021

This is a review of an assessment carried out on 10/04/2021
Assessed on: 30/08/2021
To be Reviewed on: 03/01/2022
What are the Hazards? What is already being done? Is this considered
satisfactory?
Are hand washing/sanitising facilities available before entering the classroom and procedures in place to ensure that this takes place? All classrooms have their own hand sanitizer wall dispenser. On arrival to school children will be encouraged to sanitize their hands and at points throughout the day.

Yes
Are teaching staff, including classroom support staff, teaching the same class group/set of pupils wherever it is possible to do so? BUBBLES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH UPDATED GUIDANCE.
THIS IS NOW N/A UNLESS GUIDANCE CHANGES AGAIN.
Yes
Are there arrangements in place to keep class groups kept separate from other groups e.g. no school assemblies, collective worship, staggered lunchtimes and playtimes etc? BUBBLES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH UPDATED GUIDANCE.
THIS IS NOW N/A UNLESS GUIDANCE CHANGES AGAIN.

Whole school assemblies will be re-established in the hall from September 2021.

New playtime and lunchtime timetables have been written to maximise playground space rather than for COVID reasons.
Yes
Are teaching staff, including classroom support staff, aware that they must stay 2m away from others wherever possible, or minimise time spent with an individual within 1 metre of them? BUBBLES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH UPDATED GUIDANCE.
THIS IS NOW N/A UNLESS GUIDANCE CHANGES AGAIN.
Yes
Have you designed the layout of the classroom to maximise social distancing e.g. desk spacing, forward facing desks? THIS IS NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH UPDATED GUIDANCE. TABLE GROUPINGS WILL RETURN FROM SEPTEMBER 2021 UNLESS GUIDANCE CHANGES AGAIN.
THIS IS NOW N/A
Yes
Have you maximised ventilation in the classroom e.g. opening windows, maximum flow on ventilation systems etc. (noting that fire doors must remained closed)? Classroom windows will CONTINUE to be opened and if temperatures allow, fully opened.

In severe cold / wet weather windows will be opened enough to enable some ventilation but also to maintain comfortable temperatures and conditions.

External classroom doors will be utilized if opening out into the fenced school environment NOT opening out onto the car park.

NEW CO2 MONITORS WILL BE USED IN CLASSROOMS WHEN WE RECEIVE THEM. IF THEY ALERT TO HIGH CO2 LEVELS THEN CLASS ADULTS WILL NEED TO INCREASE VENTILATION IN THE ROOM AND MOVE CLASS TO ANOTHER AREAS TEMPORILY WHILE LEVELS REDUCE E.G OUTSIDE OR THE HALL IF FREE.
Yes
Have you considered further social distancing measures around the school premises e.g. a one-way flow system, different entrances/exits to the classrooms, toilet breaks, minimising movement around the premises, corridor dividers? THIS IS NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH UPDATED GUIDANCE. Yes
Have you considered catering and lunchtime provision arrangements? Normal catering operations have returned.
BUBBLES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED.
Yes
Have any areas shared by staff been adapted to ensure social distancing is maintained e.g. staff rooms, offices etc? THIS IS NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH RECENT GUIDANCE.

Staff are encouraged to use the staffroom and Learning Zone at lunchtime if they want to have more space.
Yes
Has each individual child been allocated their own stationery and secured in separate named storage e.g. zipper bags, trays? THIS IS NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH RECENT GUIDANCE. Yes
Have you considered limiting shared resources that are taken for further home learning e.g. reading books? THIS IS NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH RECENT GUIDANCE. Yes
Is outdoor playground equipment cleaned frequently, including those used indoor and outdoor by wraparound care providers? THIS IS NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH RECENT GUIDANCE.

CLASSROOM ADULTS ARE STILL ENCOURAGED TO DO THIS AS A MATTER OF GOOD HYGIEN PRACTICE.
Yes
Is there a system in place to record the names of pupils and teaching staff/support in their social 'bubbles'? THIS IS NO LONGER NEEDED IN LINE WITH RECENT GUIDANCE. Yes
Has space been identified for pupils who need to be withdrawn from the classroom for whatever reasons? The Headteacher's office will CONTINUE to be used if a child developed symptoms of COVID to isolate them from the rest of the school. Yes
Has consideration been given to outdoor learning for pupils? Teachers already know to utilise the outdoor space wherever possible to limit time in the classroom. This continues in line with updated guidance.

Regular breaks outside will be utilised and decided by the class teachers where appropriate.

If/when CO2 monitors are in place and alert to the need for increased ventilation then class adults will act accordingly.
Yes
Alison Collins Signed ........................................... Dated ............................
Co-ordinator Signed ........................................... Dated ............................
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