Important - action required

Dear Parent/Carer,

Following my email on Tuesday, we have been looking at all possibilities about what we can safely put in place with regards to re-opening the school for students in Year 10 and Year 12. To ensure the safety of students, staff and families, we will take a cautious approach and offer something that we deem to be manageable, but also purposeful and worthwhile.

To work out what we can realistically offer in school, we need to know how many students are likely to attend. We want to see every student, however, we understand that you may feel uncomfortable about sending them to school in this current situation. To help you make an informed decision, the following are the precautions and procedures we are planning to be putting in place:

  • Students will be put into groups of approximately 10 (or even less for Year 12). To minimise contact with others, each group will be assigned an entrance and exit to the school, a classroom, a toilet block and an outdoor space. We will limit the number of groups in school at any one time. This means only a small proportion of the year group will be in school on any given day.
  • Students and staff will be expected to keep 2 metres apart at all times and wash their hands on arrival to school and at regular intervals. Each area will have its own hand sanitiser station.
  • All areas used throughout the day will be deep cleaned at the end of each day.
  • Students will only be allowed to use the toilet one at a time.
  • A one-way system for moving around the school will be in place and, where required, taping will be used to help with the 2 metre distancing.
  • In the first instance, we are likely to offer half-days only and ask students to bring in their own food/snacks - this will reduce the need for movement around school and the need for social times/breaks, therefore minimising risk.
  • Any student not adhering to our expectations, either in terms of behaviour or in terms of social distancing/hand washing, will be immediately isolated and sent home as soon as possible.
  • We may take students’ temperatures upon arrival in the morning using non-contact thermometers.
  • Any students displaying symptoms of the coronavirus will not be allowed to attend school.
  • If any member of the group develops symptoms after the day, then we will let you know so that your family can self-isolate for 7 days or request a test.

Government advice is to avoid public transport if possible but for those who still require it we have been reassured by the Local Authority that school buses will run, and will be operating the 2 metre distancing regulations as students board, travel and alight. Staff will be on duty in the coach park to help ensure the 2m distancing is maintained as students enter the school. Bus arrival times and leaving times may be staggered to ensure there is enough room.

Please can you complete the questionnaire via the link below at your earliest convenience and before 12pm on Monday 18th May.




Once we have all returns, we will be able to devise a rota for students. We will write to you next week to confirm all the necessary details.

Kindest regards,

Alex Lingard

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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

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