As a team we are all working together to ensure that our school if a safe place for all our children, families and staff. As part of this process it is essential that we are vigilant for the signs and symptoms of COVID.
COVID considerations for daily visits to school- Pick up and Drop off
- Please wear masks at pick up and drop off – if you cannot wear a masks, please consider a visor as they are a bit easier to wear
- Wherever possible- only one person per family to do pick up and drop off
- Please maintain 2m+ social distancing when waiting to collect your children
- Please contact the office by phone/text or email wherever possible rather than popping in
- Please go around the outside of the fence if you need to drop a child at a different gate (siblings)
- Latecomers- if you arrive after the gates close, please come to the school office and press the buzzer, staff will then arrange to open the appropriate gates for you. Please try and be on time, this will be logistically quite difficult
What to look out for- COVID symptoms
If your child presents with:
- A high temperature
- A persistent cough
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
What to do if your child presents with these symptoms?
- Keep them at home
- Book a test https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
- Ring and let us know & help the staff to fill in the internal track and trace form over the phone
- Look after yourselves and stay safe whilst awaiting the results
- Inform us of the results as soon as they arrive through Teacher 2 parents so that we can take any necessary actions
What questions will you be asked for our internal form?
- When did you child begin with symptoms?
- What symptoms are they displaying?
- When was their last day in school?
- When is their test booked for?
- Has anyone else in the house begun with symptoms or tested positive for COVID?
This information will help us to effectively plan out a map of direct contacts with the child in the last 48hrs of their time in school and so identify those who would need to be included in the shutdown in the case of a positive COVID test
What will happen if there is a positive case confirmed in a bubble?
First of all it is important to remember that who gets the virus and when is totally random and although it is disruptive, it cannot be helped. So please be kind and be supportive to those affected.
If we have a confirmed case in a bubble we will activate the Track and Trace procedure and all those listed on our internal form will be contacted and asked to self-isolate.
- You will receive a text to say ‘there has been a positive case identified in your child’s bubble. They need to self-isolate until… Further information to follow’
- You will receive a follow up letter the same day with further details (via email)
- Your child will be asked to access learning activities from the learning log on the class Seesaw/Tapestry page for the first day of isolation
- From the second day isolation, class teachers will issues daily learning activities for you child (submit through Seesaw Yr2-6 & Tapestry for FS1-Yr1)
- Your child’s class teacher will make wellbeing calls to 6 children a day and so your child will speak with their teacher at least once every week throughout the self-isolation period
What happens if my child is asked to self-isolate because of a positive test in the household?
Please call and inform us as soon as there has been a positive test result in the household. We will record the date of return to school and email out to you a 14 days learning plan designed by the class teacher to be accessed by children independently or with a little adult support.
Please submit the work through Seesaw/Tapestry and the class teacher will mark and respond to work submitted daily
If you child develops symptoms and needs to have a test (even though you are isolating) please let us know!
If my child has symptoms (Fever, New cough or loss of taste and small) how long do they have to be off school for?
Public Health England advice is that children with any of these symptoms should be off school for 10 school days from the start of their symptoms.
Do I take my child for a test?
Yes please. If they present with these symptoms it is important them to go for a test. Tests are most accurate in the first 24hrs of symptoms, so please go as soon as you possibly can.
If my child gets a negative result can they come back to school?
Yes, children can return to school after a negative test once they have been clear of symptoms for 48 hours- great news!
What will happen when if I ring in to report my child as having symptoms?
We will take some simple details from you eg: when did symptoms start, what symptoms have they got. When were they last in school? This information allows us to put together a track and trace list of everyone they have come into contact with during their last days in school and will help us quickly collapse a bubble should there be a positive case confirmed.
What should I do if there is a positive case in my household, but my child is not unwell?
When there is a positive case in any household it is important for all members of the household to self-isolate for 14 days.
Please let us know if this is the case so that we can send out home learning