Everyone in school is working hard to limit the risks of spread of Covid-19
This page includes some important information about how we are managing this in school. We thank parents and visitors for their support.
You may wish to read the Risk Assessment in the documents below.
It is important that, if your child has symptoms, they have a PCR test. (AN LFD test is not appropriate for symptomatic people.)
At the moment we are advising a low threshold for testing. Even if a child has mild symptoms we will recommend that they have a PCR test. You can book a test here.
Local Covid Isolation Rule Changes
From Monday 17th January, if your child is a household contact of a confirmed case of covid, they will no longer need to isolate for five days.
National Covid Isolation Rule Changes
- Children have to isolate for five days after starting with symptoms. The day the symptoms begin is Day 0.
- On the morning of Day 5, children should have a lateral flow test. If this is positive, they should continue to isolate, testing daily.
- If the Day 5 test is negative, they should test again on the morning of Day 6. As long as this test is also negative then the child can return on Day 6. (If it is positive, they should continue to isolate, testing daily.)
Remote learning is set on Year Group Pages for children who are absent due to covid.
In the event of live teaching needing to be put in place:
Safeguarding Rules for Remote Learning
It is important that you agree to some safeguarding procedures:
- The child should participate in the live session in a safe, appropriate environment.
- Children should be dressed appropriately (no nightwear or swimwear).
- Children should be able to participate in the session independently, but an adult should always be present in the room during the session.
- Microphones should be turned off unless the teacher asks you to turn them on.
- We will need to act on any safeguarding concerns identified during the live session.
- Should something unexpected occur, the teacher will end the session immediately and without warning.
- Children are expected to behave responsibly, and any misbehaviour may need to be managed like it would be during a normal school day.
- If the facility is available on the device being used, please ensure that the camera is on during the session.
- Please bear in mind that staff members could be working from home and so internet strength can vary. If the members of staff unexpectedly leave the session (due to loss of internet or other technical issue) parents must remove their children from the lesson without delay.
- Parents and children must not film or record the live sessions in any way whatsoever.
- Siblings should not be present through the live session.
- Pupils should be on time – teachers will start the sessions at the published time.
- The link to the session must not be shared with anyone outside of the class – especially on social media. If we find out that a link has been shared publicly the live session will need to be cancelled.
Please note that a breach of these rules may mean that a child will not be allowed to participate in the live sessions.
Please contact school if you are having any problems in accessing the daily remote learning due to technical issues or lack of devices. We will do our best to support you if we can.