Reducing the spread of COVID-19
Plans and procedures for reducing the spread of COVID-19 are all documented in our Risk Assessments. These are regularly reviewed by our COVID-19 Coordinator – Miss L Cambridge (Deputy Headteacher). We continue to follow government guidance and have the following safety measures:
- Ventilating rooms as much as possible
- Hand sanitiser available in classrooms and workspaces
- Regular cleaning
- Students encouraged to bring their own writing equipment and water bottle
- Students use cashless catering
- One-way system for movement around the school
Information regarding COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The government’s current advice states that you should ‘Try to stay at home and avoid contact with others if you have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have symptoms of COVID-19.’ This includes if you:
- Have any symptoms of COVID-19, and have a high temperature or you do not feel well enough to go to school.
- Have tested positive for COVID-19.
Children under 18 are advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days. This starts from the day after they did the test.
Full information and guidance can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/
If you need to report a COVID-19 related absence, you should do this using the normal Attendance email address email@example.com or using the Class Charts App.
Is your child too poorly for school? New advice will help you decide
It is always a worry when a child becomes unwell, but it is not always obvious how to care for them and whether you should keep them at home. You can now find handy NHS guidance in one place online that will help you identify a possible condition, so you can decide whether to send your child to school.
On the website is a list of common childhood illnesses and conditions from conjunctivitis to head lice, as well as symptoms such as a high temperature and a sore throat and what these might mean. There is advice about what to do and when a child should return to education after being treated.
Visit the Should your child go to school/nursery today? website at https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/child-unwell-ok-go-nurseryschool-1 or go online and search for ‘0-18 should child go to school’. Please bookmark this website so it is easy to find if ever your child becomes unwell.
If you are unsure about a child’s wellbeing, please talk to your local pharmacist, call the NHS helpline on 111, or contact your GP.
We know that the pandemic has been difficult for many families in our community. We care about every child and work hard to support with mental health and financial difficulties. Please email your child’s Tutor, Head of Year or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns.
COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium
The report below details how we intend to spend the COVID-19 catch-up premium and how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those students at the school will be assessed.
For more information – Download (PDF)
|COVID-19 Letter - September 2021
|COVID-19 vaccination: A guide for children and young people
|COVID-19 Vaccination consent form for children and young people
Education Secretary and Health Secretary write to parents about the COVID vaccination and testing – here
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 and they are well enough to work from home, please indicate this when you report the absence. Work will then be sent using the Class Charts message function. If you have any questions or concerns about Remote Education, please email email@example.com
If we are informed that a particular year group or class needs to work from home, the information below will support learning.
Information about our Remote Education provision is available here: Download (PDF)
To access Class Charts, please click here: https://www.classcharts.com/parent/login
Download the Quick Start Parent Guide for more information on how to log in (page 3) and access homework or self-isolation work (page 6): Download (PDF)
Live Lessons on Zoom
All our live lessons are conducted using Zoom.
We expect students to follow the guidelines available here: Zoom Letter (PDF)
Further information Zoom safety is available here: Parent and Carer Guide to Zoom (PDF)
The Senior Leader responsible for remote education is Mrs S Valleley – Assistant Headteacher.