Three mothers may sue the Government over school closures, claiming it may have breached children's human rights. They fear social distancing in schools could cause psychological damage.
Some people have got nothing better to do,how do they think children got on in WWIIThree mothers may sue the Government over school closures, claiming it may have breached children's human rights. They fear social distancing in schools could cause psychological damage.www.dailymail.co.uk
What circumstances would lead to certain children being risk assessed and possibly not having a place?All okay.
Of the 75 children who are eligible to attend from Monday (8th), three have accepted a place and three more have verbally said they would like to attend. However we're not going to be turning anyone away, so we've spent the day preparing each Yr5 and Yr6 classroom for 5x bubbles of 8 children, with the presumption that for now only 1 will be needed. Each Upper KS2 teacher will be working one day a week based on that 1 bubble, and we can then expand easily if necessary.
We're also starting at 8.30am and closing at 2.30pm with a 10 min drop off and collection window. If they're late dropping off at 8.30am they will have to wait until 9.40am for the next window to open to drop off. If they're late collecting, they'll lose their place.
Zero tolerance on behaviour, resulting in immediate removal of school place.
Certain children have been risk assessed and already told they don't have a place. This is a relief as it was causing much stress.
Two members of staff have resigned as they don't want to come back which is fair enough.
The best guidance so far from the Government is that all doors should be left open where possible. Safeguarding rules mean all external doors should be kept shut, fire regulations say internal doors should be kept shut.
We've got zero PPE, but the school has managed to source loads of anti-bac gel.
So looking like one day a week teaching for me for the immediate future, but I've still got to do all my preparation of work for my actual class day to day. BUT I've not got my own children to look after now, so considerably more time to do my work.
We are going to expand as the Goverment tells us to until bubbles of 10 can't be maintained. I've attached a pic of my classroom below with the yellow metre-stick to show what we're up against. In my class I've got 5 of these trio of tables, with a max capacity of about 10 children with ONE METRE social distancing.
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One requires significant lifting / moving and we're lacking staff able to do this. Another struggles to control his behaviour and will throw chairs / tables around and requires physical restraining on a daily basis and so it wouldn't be appropriate for him to attend. There are a few others too for various reasons - an autistic child who wouldn't cope with the new measures in place.What circumstances would lead to certain children being risk assessed and possibly not having a place?
An interesting read. One of the links posted on here recently to an expert's comments (a doctor or professor, I can't remember exactly) along similar lines. He was basically suggesting that the widespread fear of Covid is fast becoming more damaging than the virus itself.
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