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COVID-19 - coronavirus

KEY MESSAGES TO SUPPORT PARENTS AND FAMILIES DURING CORONAVIRUS

Please be mindful of the following to help us limit the spread of Covid 19 in our community

  • If you have any concerns or anxieties about what is happening in school, please contact the school in the first instance. The DfE guidance is generalised and you will need to understand how our school has interpreted this in response to our setting.
  • There are a number of guidance documents for parents on the DfE (Department for Education) website which may help you to understand headline information.
  • Please inform school as soon as you receive a test result, use the contact us button on our website for out of office and weekend communication. This will help us to make plans for pupils who will need to isolate from the Monday morning.
  • Parents should be aware that as a school we cannot share the personal details of confirmed cases within the school community.
  • If your child is sent home to isolate from school this also means they have to isolate from all other activities, events, occasions.
  • All children with confirmed Covid 19 must not return to school; failure to self-isolate in line with national guidance can lead to a fine of £1000 being imposed
  • If your child is entitled to FSM and is required to isolate you will be provided with a food parcel from the school kitchen.
  • Please be a role model for your children in terms of keeping socially distanced from others when collecting/dropping off your child.
  • Be prepared to have to collect your child from school during each school day as the requirement to isolate can occur at any time; have a back-up plan if you will be in work.
  • The completion of remote learning is not optional. As a family you need to be prepared for a child to learn at home. They will need a quiet space to work? They may need access to equipment – pens / paper / access to IT. If you are struggling with any aspect of this, please contact school.
  • In the event of pupils being required to self-isolate, parents are responsible for securing the safe care of their children. Please consider the plans you have to ensure there is an adult at home during the day in this event as there will be limited notification.
  • It is widely recognised that children cannot socially distance in schools – please be aware that it is the staff who have to socially distance from each other and pupils.  Schools are securing safe distancing through consistent seating plans, reduced contact between groups, staggered starts and managed break times.
  • It is important that young people continue to follow social distancing guidance when out of school and do not congregate in groups or disregard the 2 metre rule.
  • Check the school website, school Facebook page, emails and the school APP for the most up to date information.
  • Consider the impact of possible quarantine on your child's attendance before booking overseas travel.

 

Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department have asked school to share and circulate this letter amongst parents at our school.

The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.

You can view the letter here

 

 

     

COVID-19 absence - a quick guide

Covid-19 Guidance September 2020
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Let's talk about Coronavirus - advice and support for families' well-being PLEASE READ

Please use the following sites for more information (click the images for a direct link):

 

 

Children and young people’s primary mental health care message, resources and information in support of COVID-19

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