Covid-19 – information about full school reopening from 8th March
As of 8th March 2021 all pupils are required to attend school. The latest government guidance on the reopening of schools can be found 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
Details of Covid-19 symptoms are available here.
Guidance on when to isolate and for how long is available here.
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:
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 from when the symptoms started. If your child tests positive but has no symptoms, they must isolate for 10 full days after the day of the test. All other household members should isolate for 10 days from the day after the individual tested positive and get a test if they develop symptoms.
If a child tests positive, anyone who is advised to isolate does not require a test unless they subsequently develop symptoms. No one else in the same bubble as the symptomatic child needs to take any action unless advised by the school.
Becoming unwell at school
If your child develops Covid-19 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 must also isolate immediately and continue to isolate for a further 10 days from the day after a positive test result.
Children must isolate if someone in their household has symptoms. If the individual’s test is positive, children must continue to isolate for a further 10 days from the day after the individual tested positive. Children who are isolating but feel well will be able to access remote education provided by school.
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 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 if the class is sent home or school closes?
In the event of full or partial school closure (eg, a class bubble having to isolate), 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 recent full school closure using Microsoft Teams. Full details will be communicated by Parentmail, and the Teams user guide is available below.
School drop-off and pick-up
A strict one-way system is currently in place for drop-off and pick-up. Please drop your child off via the front gate and leave promptly via the back gate (see site map below). Our staggered drop-off and pick-up times are as follows.
8.40 am Surnames A – G
8.45 am Surnames H – P
8.50 am Surnames Q – Z
3.10 pm Surnames A – G
3.15 pm Surnames H – P
3.20 pm Surnames Q – Z
The Oxfordshire Public Health team recommends that parents/carers wear face coverings on the school site when social-distancing may be difficult.