School Risk Measures

Coronavirus Guidance

The UK Government is asking all of us to: “Stay alert.  Control the virus. Save lives.” We will continue to provide updates and advice on this page. Please click the link below for up-to-date COVID-19 information from the government.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Back to School

School attendance

From September 2020, there is a legal requirement for parents to return children to full-time education, consequently, the attendance procedure, pre-COVID-19, should be adhered to. Children can still access learning in school if they are simply under the weather with the usual winter coughs and colds. 119 can be extremely busy.  To avoid lengthy waits, 119 may redirect callers to the link below for help/booking a drive-thru appointment.

Test & Trace

Should any parent, child or staff member display any symptoms of COVID-19, they are strongly encouraged to book a test. Tests can be booked through the NHS’s testing and tracing website HERE. Parents MUST inform the school of test results immediately. Should test results be negative and the person feels well with no symptoms similar to COVID-19, they can stop self-isolating. Other members of the household can stop isolating too.

If someone tests positive, click HERE to follow the government’s ‘Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’.  They must continue to self-isolate for at least 10 days from the onset of their symptoms and then return to school only if they do not have symptoms other than cough or loss of smell/ taste. The 10-day period starts from the day when they first became ill. If they still have a high temperature, they should keep self-isolating until their temperature returns to normal. Other members of their household should continue self-isolating for the full 14 days.

If there is a positive test within the school we will inform Public Health England and all parents immediately. If the school or a bubble has to close for 14 days, teachers will provide home learning through the class dojo and eschools, as we did during lockdown.

Social distancing in school

Young children are not expected to socially distance within their bubble.. We will endeavour to minimise the potential for contamination with good hand hygiene and additional cleaning- so far as is reasonably practical.

School visitors

Only essential visitors will be allowed to come into school and this will be by appointment only. Visitors will be temperature checked and will wash hands on entry. All visitors on a school site will be logged for track and trace purposes, as well as for evacuation procedures. For the first half term, there will be no volunteers in school. We will review this at half term, and keep parents updated of any changes.