WE ARE READY - ARE YOU?
it's been a bizarre 2020 to say the least. Never could we have predicted the virus outbreak. It could have been a very bleak time for us and our pupils, what with the majority of our lessons running in school but thankfully, due to the awesomeness of technology, we were able to keep the music making alive with the help of ZOOM! None of this would have been possible without all the amazing parents who were cool with the temporary solution to our lessons. We thank you a million times over for your support!!
Although Zoom has served us well, there is nothing like the real thing is there? With the news from govt that all pupils will be returning to school from September 2020, we are now ready to get back to business. Having been in touch with all our partnered schools, we are excited and prepared to return to face to face lessons, with the understanding we need to remain flexible with our rules and safety measures. It goes without saying that we have the interest of safety for all our pupils and colleagues as a number 1.
In the event of any unpremeditated isolations or lockdowns, brought on by the school SLT or outside of school, we encourage all pupils to revert to Zoom for the interim. The parent/guardians are to inform Rockademy directly. Any unnotified absences will still fall in line with our late cancellation policy, sadly many schools are not quick to inform us of any absences, even covid related, so it remains the sole responsibility of the pupils parents/guardians.
If this happens, we will be in touch promptly to arrange the Zoom lessons. You should opt for Zoom if you have the necessary equipment to do so, otherwise late cancellation charges will occur.
How We Are Covid Ready
We have to remain fluid with our rules and regulations as we adapt to the current govt guidance on how to ensure a safe workspace for tutors, staff and pupils. As well as having our own safety guidelines (you'll see these below) we are also adhering to any unique polices set out by schools independently.
Please do read below our bullet pointed safety measures that each Rockademy tutor will follow (full document is available to download/view) , as well as guidance for you to follow if you are having our tutors come to your house to teach.
Rockademy Risk Assessment – Compliant with COVID-19 update July 2020
To safely teach in school during the Covid19 period, all team members will follow this guideline and adhere to specific school rules and regulations set by individual schools.
Develop cleaning, handwashing, and hygiene procedures
encouraging people to follow the guidance on hand washing and hygiene
using hand sanitiser around the workplace, in addition to washrooms
frequently cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are touched regularly
following clear use and cleaning guidance for toilets
2. Maintain 2m where possible, 1m minimum, social distancing,
Where possible, we should maintain 2m between people by:
avoiding sharing workstations
using floor tape or paint to mark areas to help people keep to a 2m distance
asking all teachers to remind students of lesson time only if possible, with reference to our timetable so we limit our walking around school
3. Where people cannot be 2m apart, manage transmission risk
Where it’s not possible for people to be 2m apart, we should do everything practical to manage the transmission risk by:
keeping the activity time involved as short as possible
using back-to-back or side-to-side working whenever possible
staggering arrival and departure times
reducing the number of people each person has contact with by using ‘fixed teams or partnering’