The safety and wellbeing of our school Community is our main priority.  We have taken measures to ensure all Government guidelines have been followed. 


General expectations and learner conduct
  • Our staff have the highest possible expectations of our learners. When they return, we want them to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible, whilst acknowledging this is not “normal”. We are very confident that as a community, everyone will pull together to ensure we all take responsibility for ourselves and each other. If this happens, we are confident the environment at school will be productive, positive and most importantly, safe.
  • A safety briefing will be given to all learners on their first time in the building. 
Curriculum offer 
  • Until the end of term, Kepier will offer some face to face teaching for year 10 learners. 
  • The table below outlines your child’s start and finish time each week:
W/B 22.06.20 W/B 29.06.20 W/B 06.06.20 W/B 13.07.20
Start 8.30am 8.50am  8.50am 8.50am 
Finish 12.30pm 11.50am  12.30pm 11.50am 
Social distancing
  • Learners will be expected to maintain a 2m social distance at all times. 
  • Signage has been installed both inside and outside of the building.
  • Class sizes have been reduced to a maximum of 9 learners.
  • No more than 25% of Year 10 will be on site at any one time.
Hand washing / sanitation
  • All Learners and staff will wash their hands or use hand sanitiser on entering the school.  
  • Additional Hand Sanitizer units have been installed around the building.
  • Learners will be reminded to use Hand Sanitizer throughout their time in the building.
Doors / handles
  • Where possible doors will be propped open in order to prevent handles being touched. 
  • Learners are expected to wear their PE Uniform whilst on the premises. This is to ensure washing of clothes is as easy as possible for families. 
  • These should be cleaned before wearing to school the following session.
  • Kepier will provide all equipment which is required for their sessions in school until the end of term apart from the scientific calculator.
Break and Lunch
  • Learners will be able to preorder from a limited menu.
  • Refreshments at break will be eaten in the classroom they are based in.
  • A packed lunch is available for collection when leaving the building.
  • Please ensure learners’ Parent Pay accounts are in credit.
  • Toilets will be cleaned regularly during the day.
  • Learners will be able to use the toilets throughout the session to avoid any groups gathering.


Learners  displaying  symptoms of COVID-19
  • Any learner or member of their household displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should follow government guidelines on self-isolating.
  • Any learner displaying symptoms of COVID-19 should request a test by visiting the NHS website.
  • Learners who start to display symptoms of COVID-19 should report this immediately to their teacher. Learners will be placed in a designated COVID-19 First Aid room and parents / carers contacted to collect immediately. 
  • Learners should make their own way to the school site. Any Parent transporting their child in a car, can access the school site, but should leave immediately after dropping off. 
  • Learners who are travelling on public transport should check the transport provider’s timetable and follow government guideline for use of public transport. 
  • Please do not arrange to give lifts to children outside of your household.
Access to school buildings
  • There is no access for Parents / Carers whilst the Learners are in school. If you need to discuss anything urgently with a member of staff, please telephone the main school office on 0191 5128960, and they will do their best to assist you.
Leaving school
  • Learners will leave school at their identified time – at the end of each morning session. We will ask that strict social distancing rules are applied. Learners should not congregate or wait for their friends.
School closure
  • In the event that the school needs to be closed, Parents and Carers will be informed as soon as possible. Learner safety is our main priority.