Start of Term Arrangements for Students Sept 2021
- 1 Introduction
- 2 What is the School doing to reduce the risk of Covid-19 being transmitted?
- 3 What are some of the main changes to the Covid-19 protective measures this year?
- 4 Updated Maps
- 5 Structure of the Day and Transitions
- 6 Student Arrival
- 7 Student Departure
- 8 Buses
- 9 Student Areas at Break and Lunch
- 10 Use of the Field at Lunch
- 11 Student Catering
- 12 Pastoral
- 13 Covid-19 Testing
- This document provides an overview of the routines in place from September 2021.
- The School will keep these measures under review and continue to be guided by the latest Government advice.
2 What is the School doing to reduce the risk of Covid-19 being transmitted?
- The School continues to implement the following protective measures, in line with the latest DfE Operational Guidance for Schools.
- Staff and students should not come into School if they have symptoms, have had a positive test result or there are other reasons requiring them to stay at home due to the risk of them passing on COVID-19 (for example, if they are required to quarantine after travelling overseas).
- If anyone develops symptoms compatible with coronavirus they must inform the School. If they are in School they will be sent home.
- All pupils and staff travelling back to England must adhere to travel legislation, details of which are set out in government travel advice.
- Everyone should wash hands more often than usual, particularly after arriving at school, touching face, blowing nose, sneezing or coughing, and before eating or handling food. Hand sanitiser will be provided in each classroom and at major entry/exit points.
- The ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach still applies:
- Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when you cough or sneeze. If one is not available, sneeze into the crook of your elbow, not into your hand. Dispose of tissues into a disposable rubbish bag and immediately clean your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
- An appropriate cleaning schedule will be in place (three additional cleaners will be on site throughout each day)
- This will include regular cleaning of areas and equipment, with a particular focus on frequently touched surfaces.
- As a minimum, frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down twice a day, and one of these will be at the beginning or the end of the working day.
- Natural ventilation via windows or vents will be used as far as is possible, in addition to opening internal doors to assist with throughput of air.
- Students are still expected to wear face-coverings on public and dedicated school transport.
- The School has an effective outbreak management plan and risk assessment.
3 What are some of the main changes to the Covid-19 protective measures this year?
- Separate 'bubbles' are are no longer in place, including at break and lunch.
- Close contacts will now be identified via NHS Test and Trace and not the School.
- Children under the age of 18 years old will no longer be required to self-isolate if they are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case.
- Instead, children will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test.
- 18-year-olds will be treated in the same way as children until 4 months after their 18th birthday, to allow them the opportunity to get fully vaccinated. At which point, they will be subject to the same rules as adults and so if they choose not to get vaccinated, they will need to self-isolate if identified as a close contact.
- All students will be offered two on-site lateral flow device tests, 3 to 5 days apart, on their return.
- After the initial on-site testing, students should undertake twice-weekly home tests until the end of September. The Government will then advise schools on whether further testing is required.
- Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas.
4 Updated Maps
- Ground Floor Map September 2021
- First Floor Map September 2021
- Science Block Map September 2021
- Entrance Points September 2021
5 Structure of the Day and Transitions
All students move to their next lesson on the bell.
Students should move through corridors on the left-hand-side wherever possible.
08:50 - 09:10 REGISTRATION
09:10 - 09:15 LESSON TRANSITION
09:15 - 10:15 PERIOD 1
10:15 - 10:20 LESSON TRANSITION
10:20 - 11:20 PERIOD 2
11:20 - 11:40 BREAK
11:40 - 12:40 PERIOD 3
12:40 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 14:30 PERIOD 4
14:30 - 14:35 LESSON TRANSITION
14:35 - 15:35 PERIOD 5
6 Student Arrival
- Students must arrive in time to be in their form rooms for registration at 08:50.
- The School is open to students from 08:15.
- Year 7 students enter through Reception at the front of School. All other students enter through the middle gates. See Entrance Points September 2021.
7 Student Departure
- Students are dismissed at 15:35 and should leave the site or board their bus, without delay, unless they are attending an extra-curricular club.
- Delaine Buses will follow Government Guidance on Transport to School.
- All students, unless they are exempt, are still expected to wear a face-covering when travelling by public transport or dedicated school transport
- For further information follow Delaine Buses - Student Advice or contact Delaine Buses. Tel: 01778 422866, [email protected]
9 Student Areas at Break and Lunch
- Students are encouraged to spend break and lunch outside, whenever possible.
- Students may only spend time in their own Form room at break and lunch with the express permission of their Form Tutor. Form Tutors are responsible for the behaviour and conduct of their tutees during this time. Food and drink should not be consumed in Form rooms - outdoor eating areas and indoor seating at each food outlet should be used instead.
- The corridors should be kept clear at break and lunch.
- Students may access the Chill, Gecko, or Plaza to purchase food (Year 12/13 may also use the Sixth Form Café).
- The tennis courts may only be used by KS4 students, but all other outdoor areas can be used by any age group, including the field, weather permitting.
10 Use of the Field at Lunch
- All age groups may use the field at lunch, weather permitting.
- There are no 'bubble' areas.
- Footballs will be provided and students are reminded to be safe and respectful at all times.
11 Student Catering
- Students may purchase food from the Chill, Gecko and Plaza. Sixth Form students may use the Sixth Form Café where contactless payments are encouraged. Sixth Form students may also leave the site to purchase food.
- From September 2021 all food is available 'on demand'. Pre-ordering is no longer possible.
- Students/parents should ensure accounts are topped up electronically; however, a limited number of top-up points are available for students to use in School if needed.
- New students who are joining the School are asked to bring packed lunch for the first week whilst cashless catering accounts are created.
- Heads of Year and Deputy Heads of Year are situated in Pastoral Bases across the site. Students can access support in these areas or may see Mrs Ford, Student Manager, or a member of the Sixth Form team.
- Pastoral Bases can be located on the maps.
- The assembly schedule will be published at the beginning of each term. This will include LT assemblies, HOY assemblies, House assemblies and sessions with external speakers.
- Students will register in form rooms at 08:50 and will then be escorted to their assembly in the Main Hall or Drama Studio/Sports Hall.
- Students should take bags in with them, unless they are being taught in their Form room P1.
12.3 Behaviour for Learning
- Students are expected to be respectful, safe and prepared at all times.
- The below additions to our Behaviour for Learning policy apply.
- Students are required to follow all covid-related routines.
- Use of mobile devices in the classroom:
- Students are only permitted to use their mobile device if instructed to do so by the teacher.
- When permission is granted, students should open the relevant document and place their mobile device on the desk.
- Students are not to use their mobile device to communicate with others, unless that is inherent to the task set by the teacher.
- Students may only use the camera on their phone if taking a photo of the work and they should ask permission from the teacher beforehand.
12.4 Form Rooms and Tutors
|7G||Science Lab 13||Mr Harris|
|7H||Science Lab 7||Mr Sutherland|
|8B||H2||Dr Barmby / Miss Roberts|
|9C||Science Lab 12||Mr Mitchell (Chem)|
|9D||Science Lab 8||Mr Perez|
|9G||Science Lab 1||Miss Mizen|
|10C||Science Lab 5||Mr Fleckney|
|11C||E1||Ms Kemp / Mr Jones|
|11H||Science Lab 10||Miss Smallshaw|
|12C||Science Lab 14||Mr Marsden|
|12E||Media Studies||Mr Williamson|
|12I||Science Lab 9||Mr Stainton|
|12J||Science Lab 2||Dr Hanson|
|13A||Science Lab 11||Mrs Woolf|
|13C||Science Lab 15||Mr Vaughan|
|13E||SS3||Mr Mitchell (Law)|
|13H||Art2||Mrs Pignatello / Mrs Welling|
12.5 SPR Meetings
- Student Progress Review Meetings will typically take place in Form rooms, but other venues are bookable.
12.6 Uniform and PE Kit
- During this first week back, with the changing rooms out of use, all students should come into School in their PE kit on the day[s] they have PE.
- This means that all of Year 7 and anyone in Year 11 studying GCSE PE should arrive in PE kit on Monday 6 September.
- From Monday 13 September, all students should arrive in their normal school uniform and change into their BGS School PE Kit when required.
- School attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age and it is a priority to ensure that as many children as possible regularly attend school.
- HOYs and DHOYs are able to make referrals to our School counsellors.
- The counsellors are in School two and a half days each week.
- The extra-curricular timetable will be published on the website soon after the start of term and fixtures will be scheduled.
12.10 Peripatetic Music Lessons
- Peripatetic music lessons are offered by Lincolnshire Music Service and take place in dedicated rooms during the course of the School day.
- Parents should follow this link to make all bookings.