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Covid 19 - Risk Assessment September 2020

 

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Description of Risk

Who might be affected?

Actions taken

Person Responsible

Transmission of virus - journey to and from school

Students

Staff

Students and staff encouraged to walk, cycle and drive to school where possible

Parents/carers receive letters with reminders about the journey to and from school

Students/staff reminded of need to wear face covering on public transport

Staggered start and finish times

SLT

 

SLT

 

SLT/HoYs/FTs

 

All staff

Transmission of virus - outdoor spaces

Students

Staff

Staggered start and finish times

Zones established to maintain bubbles

Entry and exit routes for each bubble

Water source for each bubble

Staff to maintain 2m distance from students and other staff where possible

All staff

Transmission of virus - corridors/indoor spaces

Students

Staff

Visitors

Doors propped open (unless fire door)

One-way systems in place

Students to enter classrooms and not wait in corridors

Regular cleaning of touch points

Use of bubbles to reduce movement of students around the site

Bubbles are allocated toilet facilities that are frequently cleaned

Site staff

Site staff

All staff

 

Cleaning staff

 

Cleaning staff

Transmission of virus - classrooms

Students

Staff

Doors propped open (if not possible, the number of people touching the handle should be limited)

Ventilation in all rooms

Hand sanitizer outside all classrooms

Cleaning kit in each room

Apple TV in each room

Enhanced cleaning carried out

Specialised rooms cleaned between use if occupied by different year groups

Use of bubbles to reduce movement

2m zone indicated for staff

Desks arranged in rows so students are always side by side and facing forward

Classrooms to be kept free of clutter to enable cleaning

Extra-curricular activities to be cancelled or held remotely to avoid crossing of bubbles

All staff

 

All staff

Site staff

 

Site staff

XMA

Cleaning staff

Cleaning staff

Site staff

Site staff

Site staff

 

All staff

All staff

Transmission of virus - resources

Students

Staff

Resources may only be used within a year group bubble

Frequent cleaning of resources must be carried out

iPad/Apple TV should be used where possible

Work should be submitted and assessed electronically where possible

All staff

All staff

 

All staff

All staff

Hand, Respiratory and mask Hygiene

Students

Staff

Visitors

Signage throughout (handwashing, respiratory hygiene)

Hand sanitizer throughout with stocks maintained

Covered bins provided and emptied frequently

Paper towels and soap in toilets with stocks maintained

Regular reminders of hygiene, including correct and hygienic use of face masks

SLT

Site staff

Site/Cleaning staff

Site staff

All staff

Lunch breaks

Students

Staff

Lunch breaks are staggered

Students will be encouraged to bring packed lunches

Within each lunch break, access to the canteen will be staggered

Cold food pods set up to reduce numbers in canteen

The food offering will be changed to reduce transmission risk and allow for swifter service

Duties reorganised to facilitate supervision of students

Students to eat outside or in form rooms to maintain bubbles

Sixth Form students to eat off site where possible

Independent Catering familiar with Government guidance on serving food

 

SLT/HoYs

SLT/Duty Staff

 

Independent Catering

Independent Catering

 

SLT

SLT/Duty staff

 

Sixth Form team

Independent Catering

Suspected COVID case

Students

Staff

Visitors

Regular reminders to parents and students that they shouldn’t come in if they have symptoms

SLT familiar with Track and Trace/testing arrangements

A student showing symptoms will be removed to medical room and sent home

Medical room has been adapted for cleaning purposes

Deep cleaning to be carried out in required areas after a case

SLT

 

 

SLT

 

First Aid staff

Cleaning staff

Administration of First Aid

First aid staff

PPE should be worn if administering first aid requires being within 1m for more than 15 minutes

PPE should always be worn when dealing with suspected COVID cases

If there is a suspected COVID case, the class teacher should email reception. The first aider will collect the student and escort them.

Suspected COVID cases should be isoloated in the Richardson Room with the external door open

Normal first aid should be dealt with in-situ where possible

First aiders dealing with a suspected COVID case should monitor themselves closely for symptoms and not come to work + arrange to be tested if symptoms develop

If there is a danger to life, emergency services should be called

First aid staff

 

 

First aid staff

Monitored by SLT

PPE

Staff

Students

Visitors

PPE is not required as a matter of course (see above) but may be worn

Students/staff must wear face coverings if using public transport and or going to shops (staff and Sixth Form)

Students/staff to be reminded of how to store/dispose of face coverings safely

Students/staff should remove gloves on arrival

SLT will monitor guidelines and amend policy on facemasks as appropriate

Parents/Students

 

Students/Staff

 

Form tutors/HoYs

All staff

Duty staff

SLT

Social Distancing

Staff

Visitors

Social distancing amongst students is not needed if other measures are implemented (bubbles):

Staggered lunches

Cancellation of assemblies with move to virtual assemblies

Staff/visitors should maintain social distancing from students and other staff:

Regular reminders (signage)

Work rooms arranged to facilitate social distancing

2m zones indicated in classrooms

Meetings to be held in suitable rooms to allow for social distancing (or held remotely where this is not possible)

SLT/Duty staff

SLT/HoYs

 

 

All staff/visitors

 

Site staff

Site staff

Site staff

All staff

Mental Health/Well being

Students

Staff

Wellbeing training provided for staff

Staff trained in having conversations with students who may be facing difficulties

Support highlighted periodically to parents/students/staff and provided where needed

Continued monitoring of students/staff

All staff

All staff

 

 

SLT/HoYs

 

All staff

Contractors and Visitors

Students

Staff

Visitors

Visitors may only enter the school site by appointment (reception must be notified) but visits should be avoided where possible

Visitors and contractors must follow the protocols in place at the school

All staff

 

 

All staff

Fire Drill

Students

Staff

Visitors

The evacuation procedure is amended to reflect changes in the timetable and the need for social distancing:

Assembly point- bottom field

Quickest escape route to be used rather than maintaining bubbles

SLT

 

 

All staff

Vulnerable staff and students

Students

Staff

The health of these groups has been considered by the school and all relevant actions have been taken. The school will continue to update practices in line with emerging guidance

Staff and students who are vulnerable (BAME, pregnant, medically vulnerable) can wear PPE

Staff and parents should share their concerns so that necessary adaptations can be considered

Staff and students in these groups will receive extra information on how to reduce risk

SLT

 

 

 

Relevant staff/students

 

All staff

 

SLT/HoYs/FTs

 

PE/Games

Students

PE staff

The PE curriculum has been reviewed and amended to reflect guidance

PE and Games to be outside as much as possible

Contact sports will not take place

Changing facilities will be cleaned frequently and in between use by different bubbles

Equipment must be frequently cleaned

Separate equipment will be used by each individual group or cleaned thoroughly between each use by different individual groups

PE staff

 

PE staff

PE staff

Cleaning staff

 

Cleaning staff

PE staff/Cleaning Staff

Behaviour

Students

Staff

The Behaviour Policy has been amended in light of the pandemic. Staff must ensure they are familiar with this.

The revised Behaviour Policy is available on the school website

SLT

Policies

Staff

Relevant policies (e.g. Child Protection Policy) have been amended in light of the pandemic and ratified by the Governing Body. Staff must ensure they are familiar with these.

SLT

 

 

Downloads

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