Risk Assessment

We have written our risk assessment for the school as a federation. This is updated and reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team every couple of weeks. If you have any further questions about risk assessment, please contact the headteacher, Mrs Reynolds at head@stmichaelsfed.shropshire.sch.uk 

In addition to our risk assessment, we have a Covid Management Plan. This is our plan as to how we will manage any outbreaks of Covid. This is written in accordance with advice from Shropshire Council and is in line with Shropshire Council’s standard operating procedures.

Recovery Curriculum

A recovery curriculum has been designed to support our pupils to have a positive experience when returning to school. This initial period will focus on re-establishing routines and relationships in school. Positive relationships are at the heart of good teaching and this will be a strong focus. In addition, we have developed a relevant curriculum which allows time for re-visiting previous learning, identifying gaps and developing plans to address these. The curriculum for the next few weeks has been designed for children to complete collaborative work, working together to problem solve, be creative and be inspired to learn as well as develop their social interaction with one another. There will be a strong focus on allowing children time to reflect on their experiences and emotions – providing lessons to help children identify, understand and develop strategies to work through any complex emotions they may be feeling. Our recovery curriculum has been devised using the research and work of Mary Myatt, Barry Carpenter and Tom Sherrington as well as the guidance issued by the Education Endowment Foundation. Please click on the document below to see how we plan to implement the 4 R’s of our Recovery: Routine – Relationships – Relevant Curriculum – Reflection

Catch Up Premium

The Education Endowment Foundation recommends a three tier approach to developing a strategy which will support pupils to recover from school closures. The three tiers are:

  • Teaching and whole-school strategies (quality first teaching; assessment and feedback; support for transition)
  • Targeted Support (one to one and small group tuition; intervention programmes)
  • Wider Strategies (supporting parents and carers; access to technology)

Our strategy has been formulated using these tiers as a tool. This has helped us to target our funding in order to support all of our pupils as well as target specialised support to those with the greatest need.

The document linked below outlines our Catch Up Plan and how our premium is being spent.

What to do if your child is unwell

If your child is unwell and you are unsure as to whether they should attend school or not, please use this flow diagram linked here to guide your decision making process. 

If your child is presenting with any of the following symptoms of coronavirus, then they should not attend school and you should organise for them to have a test. 

  • New and persistent dry cough
  • A high temperature
  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell

Should you or anyone in your household present with symptoms, then your household should self-isolate. This document linked here provides advice as to who should self-isolate and how long for etc. This linked letter is from the Public Health England. explaining when you should access testing for the virus and who should have the test.

School Transport

The Council’s Passenger Transport Group have provided school transport guidance for the Covid-19 emergency and published this on the following webpage:

https://shropshire.gov.uk/school-transport