Student needs analysis

WS Staff have considered associated risk based on the individual needs of students and groups of students in relation to the use of PPE within school / class.

Social Distancing 1 – Movement around school

A one way system will be made clear to staff and students around school so that any movement around school will minimise the chance of students and staff coming into contact with each other. This will be clearly marked with floor graphics to indicate direction of travel.

Social Distancing 2 – In Class

Staff and students to adhere two metre social distancing rules where possible.

Tables / Chairs can be spaced appropriately by class staff wherever possible.

Access to PPE

All staff will have personalised vizors which will be worn at all times (this will be reviewed regularly as new guidance is made available) Staff will clean their own vizors at the start and end of every day using spray provided by school. Additional cleaning of vizors needs to take place before and after any feeding and bathroom.

Full PPE (vizors, gloves, masks, aprons) must be worn when feeding and bathrooming students.

At all other times all staff have the option to bring their own clean mask into school if they so wish,

However, the wearing of masks will not be compulsory unless a specific risk assessment deems it necessary for the groups below to wear a medical mask

  • Adults aged 60 or over,
  • Adults with any underlying health condition.
  • BAME adults
  • Pregnant staff until 28 weeks (any staff pregnant beyond 28 weeks will not be accessing the school site

PPE will be available to ALL staff within school. Prior to the start of day sufficient PPE will be placed in all class bases used with students. Should additional PPE be required then staff members can request additional items. Staff can request further PPE by email (fixit).

Numerous clean masks will be available to support identified staff.

Due to the specific needs of students this may not be possible during activities within the school day therefore PPE will be made available to ALL staff on request.

Staff fully entitled to wear own mask if desired.

Government guidance suggests that PPE only needs to be worn if protection is used in normal practice e.g. (Feeding / Bathroom) even if social distancing is not possible. However, if staff request PPE within the class base it WILL be provided.

Quantity of PPE – Stock

All PPE will be stored in a monitored central venue and distributed prior to the start of day. Stock levels will be monitored daily, and additional PPE will be ordered if required.

Use of PPE

ALL staff within school have signed to confirm that they have read and understood the instructions regarding the safe use of PPE to include ‘putting on’ and ‘taking off – including disposal’ This will ensure that staff and students remain protected if PPE is required.

Handwashing and Hand sanitiser

Students and staff will need to wash hands at the start of each day with soap and water. This will be repeated throughout the day and especially at breaktime, lunchtime and end of day. Each class will also have hand sanitiser outside the room to be used before entering.

Bathrooming / Feeding

Staff including care teams will have full access to PPE and must follow guidelines on use when supporting students with feeding or in the bathrooms.

Nursing Team

Nurse on site for medical emergencies. Any issues with students in class nursing staff will come to student in appropriate PPE. Students should not be visiting nursing team. Nurses need to be phoned, please do not visit.

Student / Staff Illness

In the event of staff / students developing symptoms and becoming ill during the school day they will be isolated from others outside. Any staff coming into contact with these people MUST wear full PPE in line with Govt Guidelines. Please see and follow separate flowchart.

In the event the classroom needs to be deep cleaned, Primary bubble to relocate to Primary hall and Secondary bubble to relocate to the humanities room.