Covid-19/Coronavirus update

Dear all,

Over the summer, we have been delighted to welcome more and more children back to our Nursery and our Holiday Fun Club has been popular – and we are excited to fully reopen our Nursery and Primary schools on Wednesday 9th September for the Autumn Term.

We have always been proud to uphold a very high standard of cleanliness at our sites. We will continue to do all we can to ensure the children remain safe and healthy, while providing an outstanding education in a familiar and encouraging environment.

TGS safety measures

We have a dedicated team of cleaners who will ensure that all communal spaces and frequently-touched surfaces – such as door handles, sides of doors, light switches, key pads etc. – are regularly cleaned throughout the day.

In addition, as ever, the Nursery and Primary sites will be deep-cleaned every evening. We are using Milton to sterilise toys and steam-cleaning anything cleanable. We have reduced the number of toys and materials available on the shelves, so that we can easily clean them in batches.

Each morning, the children’s temperatures will continue to be checked at the gate upon arrival. Primary School children continue to have staggered arrival and departure times. We continue to encourage children to wash their hands regularly, while emphasising the importance of good hand-washing technique. Our Special Helper scheme is suspended until further notice, and all children bring in their own snacks, as well as their own stationery items.

TGS staff and children do not wear masks at our sites. However, staff continue to wear gloves and aprons when changing nappies.

As soon as a child or adult develops Covid-19 symptoms, they are immediately isolated and sent for testing. Our office team notify parents of the class of this, and notify them of the test result by email. Temperatures and coughs are common in young children, and we advise parents to keep calm in this situation, as to date we have sent off over 40 children in separate incidents for testing and all results have been negative.

The Gower School