Covid-19 and your child

This information will be updated in line with government guidance.

For detailed guidance on schools operating during the pandemic, see:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools

For details of Covid symptoms, see:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

For guidance on when to isolate and for how long, see:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/

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 coronavirus 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 ?

All members of your household need to isolate while waiting for the test result. If the test is positive, your child must isolate for 10 days and other household members should isolate for 14 days (from when symptoms started) and get a test if they develop symptoms.

If a pupil in a class bubble tests positive, anyone who is advised to isolate does not require a test unless they subsequently develop symptoms. No one else in the same class or bubble as the symptomatic person needs to take any action unless advised by the school.

Becoming unwell at school

If your child develops Covid symptoms at school they will be sent home along with any siblings also in school. They must isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test. Other members of the household should isolate for 14 days from when the child started having symptoms.

What happens if your child is off school?

If your child is away from school for non-Covid 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 sent home daily via email. 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.

Children must isolate for 14 days if someone in their household has symptoms and/or has tested positive.

What happens if the class is sent home or school closes?

In the event of partial or full school closure, the remote learning contingency plan will be actioned immediately. This will include various approaches to teaching and learning incorporating learning grids and online Teams meetings/teaching. Full details will be communicated if and when the plan becomes operational.

School drop-off and pick-up

Please drop your child off via the front gate and leave via the back gate (see site map below). Our staggered drop-off and pick-up times are as follows.

Drop-off times

8.40 am Surnames A – G

8.45 am Surnames H – P

8.50 am Surnames Q – Z

Pick-up times

3.10 pm Surnames A – G

3.15 pm Surnames H – P

3.20 pm Surnames Q – Z

The Oxfordshire Public Health team recommends parents/carers wearing face coverings on the school site when social distancing may be difficult.


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