COVID-19 Risk Assessment – Last Updated on 11/01/20
Following an announcement by the Prime Minister, the Government have published a set of guides (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19) to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the key requirements in these guides is the need for employers to carry out a COVID-19 risk assessment – and the requirement of employers with over 50 workers to publish the results of these risk assessments online (and encourages all employers to publish their assessments, irrespective of their number of workers). As a result, please find below, a copy of our most recent risk assessment. This is a key document and one our SLT and Governing Body spend considerable time putting today, amending and enhancing. This is the latest version (version 10) and this will be reviewed again on Monday 25th January 2021. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us – we will be more than happy to help!
This risk assessment is a live, working document. That means that we are constantly tweaking, amending and evaluating what we do so that we keep everyone as safe as possible. We are always looking at ways to improve and we really do value the input of our parent body. If you have any suggestions about how we can make life safer for our whole school community, please do get in touch.
Key Contacts in the Event of an Emergency!
Between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm, the school office number is available and our school staff are on site to support our school community. The email addresses of key staff members can be found below should you need to contact them. Additionally, a great way to liaise with our school staff is via our vibrant Twitter feed: @flomellynews or your child’s Class Dojo. These platforms are great for informal chats with your child’s class teacher. In cases of absolute emergency, when the school office is closed, you can contact us on the ‘out of hours contact number’ below.
School Contact Number: 0151 226 1929
Our Emergency, Out of Hours, Contact Number: 07862 260 163
The email address of Mr Leach, our Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead: email@example.com
The email address of Mr Baillie, our Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org
The email address of Miss Bear, our Assistant Headteacher and Remote Learning Lead: email@example.com
The email address of Mrs Findell our SENCO: firstname.lastname@example.org
The email address of Mr Doyle, our Pastoral Support Officer: email@example.com
The email address of our school office: firstname.lastname@example.org
To further strengthen the systems and procedures that we have in place, we have set up a COVID-19 email address for parents/carers to use if anyone in their household has a confirmed, positive result. This email address will be monitored by key members of our Senior Leadership Team, out of school hours. This address is only to be used in the case of a confirmed, positive test result of any household member, when the school building is closed. This means that, in the event of a positive case for one of our pupils, we can get a message to all parents/carers in that particular bubble quickly and tell them to make sure that they self-isolate their children – even if it is out of school hours. We are constantly trying to improve the service we provide and see this as a brilliant way of us reacting quickly to any developing situation. Please email: email@example.com (all lower case) in the event of a confirmed positive case.
Important Changes as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please find attached an update to our fire safety evacuation procedures. These changes are a direct result of the COVID pandemic: Fire Safety Procedures.
Please click the following link to access an updated COVID addendum to our school’s Child Protection policy: Child Protection COVID-19 Addendum/Appendix – January 2020/21.
Here is a link to an addendum to our first aid procedures as a result of the pandemic: First Aid Addendum.
Resources to Support our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please use the link below to access our ‘Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Guide for Visitors’ leaflet. If you are visiting our school, this leaflet details the measures we have put in place to keep everyone safe and sets out our expectations for all visitors. Thank you. Take care and stay safe!
Please use this link to access a piece of artwork, designed to remind all parents/carers about our expectations when dropping off and picking up your children: ‘COVID-19 Infographic for Parents/Carers’.
Important COVID-19 Updates from Our School
13/01/21 – Please see this important FSM update from Mr Leach: https://florencemelly.org/free-school-meals-update/.
11/01/21 – Please find attached a letter from the Director of Children’s Services and the Director of Public Health. Their message is clear – if you can stay at home, please do! Letter to Parents from Liverpool City Council
06/01/21 – Please find attached a letter outlining the school’s strategy for remote learning for those children working from home (plus some other bits and bobs). Letter to the Whole School Community – Remote Learning
Important COVID-19 Advice from the Government and the Department for Education
Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools Guidance for all schools in England – Updated 7th January 2021.