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Covid information

Keeping you informed

Any general updates regarding Covid will be posted on the 'News listing' page in the 'News' section of this website:

Updates

If your child develops symptoms during the school day we will phone you immediately and ask you to fetch your child as soon as possible. 

If your child has symptoms

Keep them at home, let school know and book a PCR test.

If they develop symptoms whilst in school we will contact you to collect them as soon as possible. 

Changes to contact tracing and self-isolation

Contact tracing

From September 2021, schools will not be involved in contact tracing. If your child gets a positive PCR test result, NHS Test and Trace will contact you directly to identify who your child has been in close contact with. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch with these close contacts and provide appropriate instructions. 

Self-isolation

Close contacts who are under 18 or are fully vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate.

NHS Test and Trace will advise close contacts to take a PCR test but do not need to self-isolate whole they are awaiting the result of their test.

If the PCR result is positive, the individual must self-isolate and NHS Test and Trace will work with them to identify any close contacts

Managing the risk and working safely

Whilst we no longer have to operate student bubbles in school and face coverings are not needed we still encourage students and staff to wash or sanitise their hands regularly and have good respiratory hygiene ('Catch it, Bin it, Kill it').

Our Covid Risk Assessment can be viewed here:

Covid Risk Assessment

Covid home-testing 

Students whose parents have agreed for them to do so, should resume home-testing in September 2021. A text reminder will be sent each Wednesday and Sunday. 

The link below takes you to a video outlining the testing and reporting process:

Step by step guide to Covid self-testing at home

If you ever get a positive test result you should:

  • Report the test result using in the usual way at www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
  • Book a PCR test to confirm the test result. If this test comes back negative then  self-isolation would no longer be necessary and your child could return to school. 
  • Let school know.

If you haven't yet given consent to home testing but would now like your child to take part, please contact school. 

Face coverings 

Students are no longer required to wear face coverings in school.

Remote Learning

Information on our Remote Learning plan can be found here:

Remote Learning

Learning resources on this website

If your child is self-isolating and has completed all work set for them, then there are a couple of pages in the 'Students' section of this website that might be useful.

The 'Homework' page has links to useful educational websites recommended by our subject leaders, grouped by subject: 

Homework

The 'Fun Stuff' page has a variety of educational games and fun websites:

Fun Stuff

Resources provided by our OT and SaLT teams

Our Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) teams have produced the following resources to help with Covid-related issues:

Understanding Social Distancing

Coping with Coronavirus and isolation

Keeping calm and supportive parenting 

Expressing and managing emotions

Hand washing

Sensory Circuits at home

Social stories and how to use them'Feeling anxious about coronavirus' social story

'Pandemics and the Coronavirus' social story

'Why do I need to stay at home?' social story

'Why I need to stay at home' social story book

'Coronavirus' talking mat

Managing anxiety