Information and procedures relating to Covid-19 from September 2021.
From September 2021 the school day will start at 8.55am and will end at 3.15pm. The front and back gates will open at 8.40am and will close at 9.00am. At the end of the day, the gates will open at 3.10pm and will close at 3.30pm. In the mornings, all children go straight to their classrooms when they arrive on site. They will be met by their teachers at the classroom door. Likewise, at the end of the day, children will need to be collected from their classrooms.
While many of the previous restrictions have been lifted, we will still be following the latest government guidance here.
The risk assessment below provides details about how we are working to keep children and staff as safe as possible.
If your child is unwell
If your child is unwell and you are not sure if they should be in school, please refer to the ‘My child is unwell, what should I do?’ diagram attached below. Your child should stay at home and get a test if they have any of the three Covid-19 symptoms (see https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/):
1. A high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to use a thermometer)
2. A new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
3. A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal
Guidance on when to isolate and for how long is available here. Children under the age of 18 do not have to isolate if someone in their household has Covid-19 symptoms or has tested positive. They should, however, have a PCR test as soon as possible.
Becoming unwell at school
If your child develops Covid-19 symptoms at school you will be contacted immediately and asked to collect them. You should arrange a PCR test for them as soon as possible (www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test). In the event of a positive result they must continue to self-isolate and follow NHS Test and Trace guidance. Please also notify the school.
What happens if your child is off school?
If your child is away from school for Covid-related reasons for one day only, when they return, their teacher will ensure that they catch up with any work missed. Should the absence continue for a subsequent day or days (eg, if they are isolating), work will be set and your child will be able to access this via the Microsoft Teams platform. This will cover the lessons your child missed on the previous day.
If your child is too unwell, or you are unable to support them, please be assured that we will do everything possible to help them catch up when they return.
What happens in the event of a full or partial school closure?
In the event of a Covid-related closure, the remote learning contingency plan will be actioned immediately for all children unable to attend school. This will be similar in format to the remote learning during the previous full school closure using Microsoft Teams. Full details will be communicated by Parentmail, and the Teams user guide is available below.