Keeping you informed
Any general updates regarding Covid will be posted on the 'News listing' page in the 'News' section of this website:
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
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.
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:
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:
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.
Students are no longer required to wear face coverings in school.
Information on our Remote Learning plan can be found here:
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:
The 'Fun Stuff' page has a variety of educational games and fun websites:
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: