THE IMPORTANCE OF VENTILATION IN SCHOOL
To gain an understanding of why we continue to keep the doors and windows open in school you may want to read this article from the Spanish Media about how Covid is spread in different environments.
As you can see it is important that we maintain good ventilation- even in winter months.
All school and organisations have had to completed and undertake a range of measures to ensure they are safe and able to reopen following lockdown
At Fairlight Primary and Nursery School we have safely been open during the whole of lockdown- including Bank Holidays. This has been down to the amazing efforts of all of the staff and the fantastic support we have received from parents.
This has also been possible due to ensuring that we are 100% up to date with the relevant guidance and advices that have been sent from the Local Authority, Health Authority, Public Health and Department of Education.
Of course the reality has been how we have interpreted this information and how we have practically put it into place.
Additional cleaning during the school day. Staggered entry systems. Parents waiting outside of the school. Increased sanitation points. The list is endless.
To capture the overarching information the school have completed a Wider Re-Opening Risk Assessment that was reviewed by Brighton and Hove Council Health and Safety team as well as the major teaching unions.
This is being constantly (weekly) reviewed and amended. It is also being monitored by the Governing Body in their role.
If you have any comments then please contact the school office.
RISK ASSESSMENT CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW