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Staff moving between bubbles.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by CabbageWhite20, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. CabbageWhite20

    CabbageWhite20 Occasional commenter

    So they aren’t really bubbles, more a Venn diagram. This is happening where I am with staff supervising at least three different bubbles (at different times, but not necessarily different days) due to how the rota is set up. Is this happening elsewhere?
     
  2. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Not at mine, staff stay in bubbles, no movement between. Otherwise, what is the point of bubbles at all?
     
  3. CabbageWhite20

    CabbageWhite20 Occasional commenter

    Quite. I’ve mentioned it but I’m wondering if I should mention it more forcefully. I would be interested to hear if it is happening at all elsewhere.
     
  4. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    We have one specialist teacher who is moving between bubbles...so is in all of them every day.
    Apparently he keeps more than 2m away from each child, so it's fine! Not!

    Key workers have two different staff on different days of the week.
     
  5. CabbageWhite20

    CabbageWhite20 Occasional commenter

    Yes, this is similar to what I mean. Only probably the 2m isn’t happening. Do you feel strongly enough to pursue it with your school?
     
  6. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Staff are staying in same bubble at our school, no movement at all. As @CarrieV says, there's no point in all this separation and organisation if staff are going to move between bubbles.
     
  7. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    If you have part-timers, then you can't have the same teacher with the bubble all week, but you should be able to manage it so that no teacher is working with more than one bubble.
     
  8. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    That's right - we will have two part timers sharing the role as the second adult in one of our bubbles, but neither of them will be in any other bubble.
     
  9. ks9aq

    ks9aq New commenter

    We don't have any staff moving between bubbles in my school but in my children's school the sports coach is moving between bubbles for PPA/management release.
     
  10. DFC

    DFC New commenter

    No bubble-mixing / teacher in more than one bubble at out school either!
     
  11. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Like many other schools, we are closing at 12 on a Friday so that the school can be deep cleaned and everyone will have PPA at the same time - preferably at home. This has meant that PPA cover won't be needed, at least for the rest of this term.

    Who knows yet what will happen in September?
     
  12. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Nope! We have so few children, it doesn't feel dangerous.
    Same...
     
  13. celago22

    celago22 Established commenter

    Some movement with adults being exposed to more than one bubble.
     
  14. Abitofeverything

    Abitofeverything Occasional commenter

    I know our local secondary school has the children staying together and the various teachers moving around to teach the classes.
    If it's not necessary though, it seems reckless.
     

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