Polling Day – 2nd May 2019
As you will know, Thursday 2nd May is designated as a polling day for the local elections. This year, as we did last year, we will remain open on the day and polling will be going ahead as usual in our hall but the school day will carry on around it.
Can I firstly assure parents that the school hall will be securely, externally locked and therefore no member of the public or member of the polling staff will have access to the rest of the school, unsupervised, at any time. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that all procedures on that day robustly adhere to our safeguarding practices and duty of care to the children.
Reception children will be out of the school building that day on their trip to Cannon Hall Farm and the coach will pick up and drop off outside the school building as normal.
Years 1 and 2 will remain in school and will run their day completely normally with the exception of lunchtime. As we will have no access to the school hall at lunchtime, we have made arrangements with the kitchen staff to provide a ‘picnic-style’ lunch for the children on that day. This will be eaten outside, like a proper picnic, if the weather is fine or in classrooms if the weather is poor. Packed lunch children may bring their own lunches and eat with their friends as usual.
Wise Owl before and after school club will also run as usual on the day and will follow the same alternative access arrangements as last polling day. Please contact Wise Owl directly for any further clarification.
Traffic around the school will undoubtedly be increased during the day and particularly at drop off and pick up times and in that regard I do ask for your patience and consideration during those times.
Thank you all very much for your continued support,
Mrs L. Lockett