Uniform expectations after half term

We are pleased to confirm that we will be returning to full uniform expectations every day, including blazers, from Monday 2nd November.

All students must wear full uniform every day, including blazers. Those students in incorrect uniform will be given the chance to return home to change or to have their parent/guardian bring correct uniform to them.  Students who are unable to change will receive a uniform comment and a phone call home to agree when uniform will be rectified.

Full uniform guidance can be found here and in the planner

PE and practical subjects

Students will no longer attend school in pe kit. The use and cleaning of pe changing rooms has been fully risk assessed and is part of our covid secure measures. Any student not bringing their pe kit will still take part in the lesson.

Students will begin to access practical classrooms and undertake some practical lessons.

Lockers

We are increasing the number of student lockers and making them available in all Year Group bubbles. Lockers are available for a £5 deposit.

Cleaning regime in PE changing rooms/classrooms

Further to our statement on Thursday 15th October confirming that students will no longer wear pe kit to school on the days they have pe, but will change into pe kit, we want to reassure parents that this change to practice has been carefully researched and risk assessed.

Chaucer School has invested heavily in both additional cleaning time and additional cleaning technology and materials. The changing rooms, and other classrooms where required, will be “fogged” after each use, using a machine that is recommended and approved by the Health & Safety Executive.

The fogging machine is quick and effective meaning that we are now able to clean pe changing rooms during lesson changeovers whilst students are being collected from their year group bubble. 

The fogging machine uses a chemical that is microbiologically tested effective against enveloped Flu viruses including covid19 and is also certified completely safe. All health & safety and COSHH assessments have been undertaken and completed satisfactorily. 

The health, safety and well being of students and staff remains our key priority.

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