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Anyone still being made to do school clubs?

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by fartyowls, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. fartyowls

    fartyowls New commenter

    We are still having to offer school clubs. Most clubs however are cross year groups. Which is fine if you are outside however some clubs are in classrooms, where we are expected just to split up year groups into different areas of the classroom.

    Any thoughts? For children who are testing positive they are just sending home those who sit nearest them in class plus any others the pupil says they have been in close contact with. But to me that does not consider the walking to the school club and those in the school club, as said pupil is likely to only mention their tiny bubble in the school club.
     
  2. Progressnerd

    Progressnerd Occasional commenter

    Are you state or independent?

    In independent it's basically a condition of employment that you need to offer some clubs. We have had a little pressure put on us to continue this despite the pandemic so I'm offering 2 lunch time clubs a week, but with different year groups. We aren't allowed to mix year groups inside or out for clubs.
     
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  3. fartyowls

    fartyowls New commenter

    Independent. Yes clubs are part of our contract.
     
  4. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    All clubs are cancelled. All staff in our education authority have been told to leave school buildings as soon as possible after the children leave so that the cleaners have more time to clean the schools properly without teachers getting in the way.
     
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  5. Progressnerd

    Progressnerd Occasional commenter


    Mixing shouldn't be happening even outdoors but I suppose it's up to the Head.

    I get the sense independent heads are fearful that a lack of offering will result in parents asking for reduced fees, especially if they have large remote learning periods again where lunch isn't provided every day as well etc
     
  6. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    In whatever club make all pupils wear masks and sit at least 2 metres apart from each other.
     
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  7. fartyowls

    fartyowls New commenter

    No masks allowed at our school.
     
  8. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    We are doing clubs in bubbles.
    So some prep clubs and some pre-prep clubs.
    Bubbles are also split into sub bubbles of EYFS, KS1, LKS2, UKS2 for most things, so only mixing is in some clubs and on school buses and then still within prep and preprep.
     
  9. CabbageWhite20

    CabbageWhite20 Occasional commenter

    Independent school. Clubs going ahead but only in bubbles and no.s reduced in many to allow for distancing. Anything that’s seated has to have a seating plan that’s adhered to for track and trace. Non-seated they ask the member of staff leading the club - 15 min within 2m of the positive case in the 48hrs preceding symptoms = fortnight isolation.
     
  10. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter


    Union. I'd want to see the risk assessment that allows the school to ban their use. Anyone from the school who contracts Covid-19 should consider suing them...
     
  11. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    State school - no clubs at all at the moment, before or after school. I know SLT are looking at ways to re-instate breakfast club to support working parents, but it's not thought to be safe to do so yet.
     
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  12. hubcap

    hubcap Occasional commenter

    Yes but only staying in bubbles. Each bubble(year group) has been offered an after school club. Breakfast club only open to working parents and is social distanced
     
  13. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    Independent and yes, clubs for bubbles.
     
  14. sooooexcited

    sooooexcited Established commenter

    Then you're not "being made" to run them. You've agreed before even starting your employment.

    If you don't think they're safe, raise it through the proper channels.
     

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