This page was last updated 5th August 2020

Equality Impact Assessment

Please find below, a copy of the Equality Impact Assessment:

Equality Impact Assessment – The Romero Catholic Academy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Coventry schools –Draft

This document below sets out the actions that schools and others should take where members of the school community have Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms click here. There are four Scenarios and they could lead to closure of a school(s) within the Romero Catholic Academy. This document is supported by the TRCA Covid 19 Sept 20 Closure plan detailed below.

Document trail

Please find below, the Risk Assessments for each of the schools within The Romero Catholic Academy. Every Wednesday, the document is reviewed and updated. Each Thursday we upload the reviewed document as a PDF.

September Opening

  1. Each school is using the MAC template to tailor the Risk Assessment to their school community.
  2. All Trade Union local branches have been emailed the information to view Risk Assessments and provide response (reference email 15th July).
  3. Each school is consulting with staff who are Trade Unions representatives. The TU representatives are asked to feedback to local branches.
  4. The Board of Directors will be meeting on 20th August to determine if schools are safe to open based on information and Guidance at the time
  5. In the week beginning 24th August each school will convene and Health and Safety Committee including any key staff, governance and Trade Union representation.
  6. The Board of Directors, Academy Committees and Principals will be meeting on 27th August to determine schools are safe to open.
  7. This information will be updated to the Board of Directors on Friday 28th August in readiness for opening on Tuesday 1st September.

Additional Documents

  1. TRCA COVID 19 Sept 2020 Closure plan (including Remote Education Plan) (to follow)
  2. TRCA Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 (to follow)
  3. TRCA Operational Plan 2020 – 2021 including Action plans (to follow)
  4. Each school has an Autumn Arrangement plan detailing the staggered timings and site usage for each year group/ phase as appropriate.
  5. September Opening -Agenda for Health and Safety Committee
  6. September Opening – NGA Guidance here:
 Draft for September emailed to staff in July .Extra-Ordinary Meeting
Version 1 received by Board of Directors
Any additional meeting (e.g. staff represntatives)Health and Safety Committee date
(inviting Trade Union staff representatives; Governance; Staff)
Extra-Ordinary Meeting
Version 1 received by Board of Directors and LACs;
Version 1 recirculated to staff via email on:
Training for Staff on Risk Assessment  
Cardinal WisemanFri July 10th 2020
Additional briefings on 10th /17th July
Thurs August 20th 2020Thurs August 20th @2pm 2020Thurs August 27th 2020Fri August 28th 20201st September 2020
Corpus ChristiThurs August 20th 2020Thurs August 27th 2020Fri August 28th 20201st September 2020
Good ShepherdDraft emailed to staff 15th July 2020Thurs August 20th 2020Thursday August 21st 2020Thurs August 27th 2020Fri August 28th 20201st September 2020
Sacred HeartWed July 15th 2020Thurs August 20th 2020Thurs August 27th 2020Fri August 28th 20201st September 2020
SS Peter and PaulFri July 17th 2020Thurs August 20th 2020(Invited to Aug 25th)Tues August 25th 2020Thurs August 27th 2020Fri August 28th 20201st September 2020
Saint GregoryFri July 17th 2020Thurs August 20th 2020Tues 25th AugustFri August 21stThurs August 27th 2020Fri August 28th 20201st September 2020
Saint John FisherThurs August 20th 2020Thurs August 27th 2020Fri August 28th 20201st September 2020
Saint PatrickThurs August 20th 2020Thurs August 27th 2020Fri August 28th 20201st September 2020

NASUWT Response to Headteachers July 2020 here

NEU Workplace Checklist for September here

September 2020 Draft Risk Assessments

Highlighted changes in yellow made by Local Authority

Highlighted changes in green made by the school

TRCA COVID-19 RA – Cardinal Wiseman inc SST Draft Version Updated 15th July

TRCA COVID-19 RA – Corpus Christi Draft Version Updated 16th July

TRCA COVID-19 RA – Good Shepherd Version 1 Updated 5th August

TRCA COVID-19 RA – Sacred Heart Draft Version Updated 16th July

TRCA COVID-19 RA – SS Peter and Paul Version 1 Updated 6th August

TRCA COVID-19 RA St Gregory Draft version Updated 10th August

TRCA Saint Gregory Parent Information

TRCA COVID-19 RA – St John Fisher Draft Version Updated 15th July

TRCA COVID-19 RA – St Patrick Draft Version Updated 15th July

Risk Assessment

TRCA COVID-19 RA – Cardinal Wiseman inc SST Final Version Updated 9th July

TRCA COVID-19 Risk Assessment Corpus Christi Final Version Updated 9th July

TRCA COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good Shepherd Final Version Updated 9th July

TRCA COVID-19 Risk Assessment Sacred Heart Final Version Updated 9th July

TRCA COVID-19 Risk Assessment SS Peter and Paul Final Version Updated 9th July

TRCA COVID-19 Risk Assessment St Gregory Final Version Updated 9th July

TRCA COVID-19 Risk Assessment St John Fisher Final Version Updated 9th July

TRCA COVID-19 Risk Assessment St Patrick Final Version Updated 9th July

EYFS Risk Assessment templates

Corpus Christi EYFS Risk Assessment Final Version Updated 9th July

Good Shepherd EYFS Risk Assessment Final Version Updated 9th July

Sacred Heart EYFS Risk Assessment Final Version Updated 9th July

SS Peter and Paul EYFS Risk Assessment Final Version Updated 9th July

St John Fisher EYFS Risk Assessment Final Version Updated 9th July

St Patrick’s EYFS Risk Assessment Final Version Updated 9th July

SEND Risk Assessment

SEND Risk Assessment Guidance

Useful Documents

Unison guidance (received 5th August 2020) click here

Joint Union checklist for September click here

Unite GMB Unison NEU Planning Guide for Primary Schools

Unite GMB Unison NEU Planning Guide for Secondary Schools

NASUWT Checklist for the re-opening of schools

ASCL Opening Schools for more children checklist

Training Powerpoints – these will be updated where appropriate for September opening

Section 0 Welcome back

Section 1 Establishing a safe and gradual approach

Section 1b Safeguarding

Section 2 Determining the number of pupils who can be accommodated

Section 3 Preventative measures to reduce the risk of transmission

Section 4 Planning movement around the school

Section 5 Securing and sustaining robust hygiene systems and procedures

Section 6 Curriculum organisation

Section 7 Enhancing Mental Health support for pupils and staff; Bereavement

Section 8 No powerPoint required at this stage

Section 9 Additional Fire considerations

Useful Videos for children