Important Risk Assessment Update: Face Masks

September 2020

Following an evaluation of our school risk assessment, the rise in Covid19 cases in the North East and concerns raised from parents and carers, we have decided to update our risk assessment regarding facemasks and cleaning procedures. Effective from 8th September, or as soon as possible thereafter, the main changes are: 

  • All pupils, unless agreed with the school due to personal circumstances, must wear face masks when entering and leaving the grounds, in corridors and in all social areas. 
  • In classrooms pupils may wear a face mask if they wish to, but this is optional.
  • Workspace cleaning in classrooms will be reduced to once per lesson – when pupils enter the room. This is because we have acknowledged that cleaning of the same desk space is currently being carried out twice within five minutes. All spaces will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of the school day in line with our school cleaning regime.