Will there still be a school bus service?
Currently school bus services are being maintained.
Is it normal school hours?
Would our daughter only attend on the days that we are working?
Yes. The Government’s advice is that as far as possible children should be kept at home.
Would my daughter have to attend full time or just days needed?
In line with the Government’s advice is that as far as possible children should be kept at home, your daughter should only attend school on the days when it is not possible to for her to be kept at home.
Does my daughter continue to attend PGHS as opposed to another local school?
Yes. This may change in the future and you will informed if it does.
Are there any provisions being made for children to still be able to get to school as she normally gets the school bus? As I start too early to be able to get her to school?
Currently school bus services are being maintained. This will be reviewed in the future and if it is not being used then we may have to make alternative arrangements.
Please can you reply and let me know whether Girls High will be participating in the Shopping Vouchers scheme announced in place of Free School Dinners whilst children are in isolation?
Lancashire County Council is currently providing food parcels rather than vouchers. This service starts on Monday 23rd March. This may change in the future and we will inform you if it does.
Can we be assured that teaching will take place and it isn’t a ‘crèche type facility’ for parents having to work?
The Government is trying to strike a balance between providing education to the children of key workers and ensuring the safety of both our students and staff. For this reason, the provision will consist solely of the supervision of independent study. That said, staff are creating and will continue to create high-quality work for the students.
Will my daughter be able to collect her school books etc. from her locker some time on Monday?
Yes. A member of staff will arrange for this if your daughter comes into school with her locker key.
Will her dedicated HI teaching support continue?
The only provision will consist of using assisted technologies with the PC’s.
What measures that will be put in place to support social distancing given the reduced number of pupils that will be attending school?
We are following NHS guidelines concerning social distancing and hygiene to ensure that both staff and students are kept safe and the potential for transmission is reduced. This will include students being kept spaced apart in classrooms, small class sizes, regular supervised hand-washing and deep cleaning of surfaces and facilities.
What hours will the school will be open?
8:45am until 3:20pm.
As it is a child care arrangement and not educational will they be expected to wear uniform?
We expect our students to continue wearing their school uniform.
What catering facilities will be available and will they be able to use their payment accounts if required?
Currently, we are planning to provide a reduced ‘normal’ meal service. ParentPay accounts will continue as before.
Just to clarify, will this be for Penwortham Girls’ students only or students from other schools too?
No. The Local Authority has stated that teachers and school staff can bring their children into PGHS. However, these students will be supervised separately.