RETURN TO TEACHING ON-SITE
Firstly, we'd like to thank you all for your support over the past 6 months. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to on-site lessons from September 1st and returning to something like “normal”. As I’m sure you are aware, we need to make a few adjustments to how we run the classes.Facemasks
Students should wear facemasks when arriving for classes and when moving between rooms, in corridors and when visiting the toilets. Facemasks will not be mandatory for tutors or students within the classrooms. All of the teaching rooms are set up with social distancing measures in place, so the wearing of face masks during lessons will be optional for both tutors and students.
Class Changeover Times
We have adjusted the scheduling to allow extra time for class changeovers where necessary. We need to ensure that classes start on time and even more importantly end on time. Drop off & Collection
We need to minimise the number of people in the reception and corridor areas. To help with this, please ensure that you arrive no earlier than two or three minutes before your class begins and that you are punctual when collecting your child. For the time being we request that parents should wait outside the building when collecting their children, the tutors have been instructed to escort the students to the door and a member of staff will wait in reception until you collect your child. Please do not arrive late to collect your child. Hand Sanitiser
Hand sanitiser is available in reception, by the toilets and teaching room. We will encourage students to use it before and after lessons.Cleaning
Equipment will be disinfected between lessons. To speed this process up, we request that all drum students bring their own drums sticks.
We would also prefer that students bring their own guitars for the time being. If your child does not have their own guitar, please let us know at the start of the lesson and we will provide one that will be cleaned between lessons.Future Lockdowns
Should any form of lockdown occur during the Autumn Term, we will revert to the online teaching format. Hopefully this won’t be necessary, but we have contingency in place should this situation arise.
We look forward to seeing (and hearing) you all again very soon!