Here you will fid the latest updates and communications regarding Covid-19 health and safety
From Monday 19th April the times for picking up pupils will change.
The pick up times will remain staggered but at the later time of 2.45pm till 3pm for all pupils in all year groups.
Can I remind parents to stick to the government guidance and wear a mask on the school site and ensure they maintain a distance of 2 metres from other parents.
Week beginning 1st March 2021
This week all staff and visitors of Springwood have been undertaking Lateral Flow testing, which will indicate if they could have Covid-19.
Every member of staff will be testing twice weekly on a Monday and a Wednesday morning.
Every visitor to school will be required to be tested before they enter the building and begin working with any of the pupils or staff.
Below is a diagram to show the process if the tests are negative, positive or void.
If you have any questions about the testing process, please contact Mrs Williams at the school and she will be happy to help you.
Visitors and agencies who work with the school can see our visitors protocol below.
Foundation Phase Pupils to have a phased return to school from Monday 22nd February
Please see the below letter from Mrs Turner regarding today's update from PHW and Welsh government.
Remote learning to continue until 28th January for all pupils
Springwood will be running a hub style provision for key worker and vulnerable pupils.
Please see the letter from Mrs Turner below for details of how to apply for a place and what home learning to expect from your class teachers.
Latest update from Welsh Government- Thursday 17th December 2020
You may have heard on the news and through social media that there will be flexible arrangements for schools returning in the spring term.
I will be issuing a letter later today with more details. We are just waiting for Cardiff council to confirm arrangements for Cardiff schools.
Bubble closure after confirmed positive case 13th December
We have closed our ASC and wellbeing bubble to staff and pupils as of 13th December 2020.
All staff and pupils that have had contact with the confirmed case have been contacted and are now self-isolating.
Please see attached letter to parents and carers of Springwood Primary school.
Follow this link for lots of information from Cardiff council regarding Covid 19:
Key Stage Two Collection Points
We ask kindly that you wear a face mask and as soon as you have collected your child/children that you leave the school grounds as soon as possible.
You may be reminded by a member of staff to social distance or move on if the are becomes busy.
All classes except year 6 can be collected between 2.45 and 3.00 pm
Year 3 - will leave through their normal door
Year 4 - will leave through their normal door (an adult will call your child to leave when your arrive to collect them)
Year 5 - Will leave through the hall door leading onto the Foundation Phase playground.
Year 6 - Will leave from the Foundation Phase hall leading out onto the Nursery garden at 2.55pm
We hope that leaving year 6 pupils till last will ensure the children can vacate their bubbles safely without having to cross through any other bubbles of children. Thank you for your continued support and feedback. These changes have been made to ensure safety of our pupils, staff and community.
Response to Parent queries about the bubble changes
Firstly I would like to thank you for your feedback regarding the changes in bubbles. I would like to reassure you that all decisions made are with everyone's health and well-being in mind as this is our main priority.
The main reason behind the changes is that it allows the bubbles to have more opportunity to be outside and have more time to use our spacious outdoor areas.
Government guidance states that being outside does limit the risk of infection.
When inside the school building children will not be mixing with other classes. Each class will remain in its own indoor bubble.
As mentioned in the above letter, luckily we have had no positive cases of Covid 19.
If any pupils or staff members do test positive there are strict guidelines in place to follow; We would contact Public Health Wales and they would inform us of our next steps.
If any pupils or staff have to isolate due to symptoms or being contacted by Track and Trace, this does not necessarily mean we will have to close bubbles. Having the option for our own teachers to oversee the learning of our pupils in their joint bubble, removes the need for outside agency staff to come in on supply.
As a school we are doing everything we can to provide our pupils a safe, happy environment in these uncertain times. We are working very closely with our Health and Safety officers and following the ever changing Government and Local Authority guidelines.
If you would like any further advice please contact myself - TurnerE34@hwbcymru.net or Mr Farrell - FarrellD9@hwbcymru.net via email.
Mrs Turner (Acting Headteacher)