UPDATED 1st September 2021
What are the main changes?
- Year group ‘Bubbles’ and staggered finish times are no longer in place.
- We can return to whole school assemblies in the school hall. (All windows and doors will remain open for ventilation). As a Catholic school, coming together in worship and celebration is highly valued, and we look forward to being able to gather again as a whole-school community.
- Children can again have breaktimes and lunch together and take part in practical lessons and sports with other classes and year groups.
- Face coverings are no longer required for staff or parents while they are outside in the school grounds.
- We will continue with regular handwashing, enhanced cleaning regimes, and will keep spaces well ventilated.
What should I do if my child has COVID-19 symptoms?
If your child has any of the main COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste), they should not attend school and should stay at home.
You should arrange for them to get a PCR test and let us know the test results. Your child should not attend school while you are waiting for test results, even if they are feeling better. If the test is negative, they should go to school as normal. If they test positive, they should continue to isolate and follow public health advice.
What happens if my child has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 symptoms?
If your child has been identified as a close contact, you will be advised that your child takes a PCR test.
They will not have to self-isolate, unless they have a positive PCR test result. However, for the safety of our whole community, we ask that parents keep their child at home while awaiting the results of any PCR test.
If they test positive, they should begin to isolate and follow public health advice. If the test is negative, they should go to school as normal. We would also ask parents to be vigilant for any symptoms of Covid which may develop and consider the use of regular Rapid Lateral Flow tests at home for the next few days.
Suspected case of Covid-19 in school
Guidance is that any child or member of staff showing symptoms should be sent home immediately and self-isolate. This includes showing a temperature, or presenting with a persistent cough while they are at school. The decision of the school is final.
Please let the school office know as soon as possible if your child is isolating, awaiting a test result or showing symptoms of Covid so that we can use the correct code in our register. Remote learning will be provided for any children who are isolating and well enough to access it. There will be more information about this shortly.
Remote Learning Review - February 2021
We asked parents three questions about remote learning:
- What has gone well?
- What are the challenges?
- What can we do to help and support remote learning?
Thank you to all the parents that completed our Online Remote Learning survey, we had an amazing number of responses spread across each stage of our school. The overwhelming majority of responses were very positive and complimentary about our provision and I thank you on behalf of my staff for the recognition of the amount of work that they have, and are putting in to making our offer so successful. We've made a short video explaining the main points for parents, and you can view that here, you can also find the full review document below for you to read at your leisure.