Coronavirus National Lockdown
Updated 22nd March 2021
How lovely it is to have all of our children back in school, we have missed them greatly. We know that this period of remote learning has presented challenges for many families and I want to thank you all for the support and encouragement that you have given your children.
There will still be national restrictions in place until at least 17th May to limit social contact and reduce the spread of Covid. Our full Covid Risk Assessment online can be found below, but I wanted to briefly outline our arrangements focused on preventing the spread of Covid in school.
The best way of protecting our children, staff and families from Covid is to do all we can to prevent cases of it in school.
In order to do this we are:
- Testing every member of school staff, including teachers, support staff, admin and cleaning staff twice weekly using symptom- free rapid testing.
- Asking families to consider joining Surrey’s FREE symptom-free rapid testing scheme and to test themselves regularly at home. All families with school age children are eligible to use this service and we highly recommend that you do so. Kits can be collected locally or ordered online. Follow this link for more information.
- Ensuring that handwashing, frequent cleaning and good respiratory hygiene remain our top priority in school. Asking parents and families to maintain social distancing at drop off and pick up and to respect the one way system in place.
- Ensuring that anyone showing any of the main symptoms of Covid (temperature, new and persistent cough and loss of taste or smell) takes a test and remains at home until they have a negative result.
- Using what we know about previous cases in children who have tested positive for Covid-19, (despite the fact that they did not display the 'classic' symptoms) and recommending that parents consider booking a test for their child if they become unwell with any of these common atypical symptoms; 'flu-like’ symptoms, stomach cramps, stomach upsets, blocked noses or lethargy.
- Children will return to their year group ‘bubbles’ and contact between bubbles will be avoided.
Remote Learning Review - February 2021
A little while ago 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.
Many of your comments, even from different year groups had similar themes. We have drawn those out here in our feedback along with more information about how we have reviewed and adapted our Remote Learning offer.
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.