In order to make all our school community feel as safe as possible when returning to school next week, students and staff at Kineton High School may wear masks within indoor communal areas e.g corridors; the dining hall queue.
This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis in line with local and national guidance. Please see below official guidance on how to wear a mask correctly.
Face coverings update
As we stated last week students and staff can choose to wear face coverings when they move through shared indoor areas of the school where it’s difficult to adhere to social distancing including corridors, dining queues etc.
We appreciate that for some students and staff the issue of wearing face coverings could be a cause for concern and questions have come in around the wearing of face coverings in classrooms. We do not want to place any barriers to students and staff returning to school whilst working in line with the latest government announcement which states that:
'It will not be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower, and where they can inhibit learning’.
- Our protective measures include:
- Enhanced hand cleaning
- Front facing teaching
- Enhanced cleaning throughout the school day
- Students being taught and kept in year group bubbles throughout the school day
- Ensuring teaching spaces are well ventilated
For these reasons, the wearing of face coverings in classrooms is currently not required. However, if students choose to wear a face covering we will not ask them to be removed and will ask parents to send a note to confirm this position. This will also be the case for classroom teachers.
We will review our position based on national and local guidance.