School information - Coronavirus
The school remains open to all pupils. This is kept under constant review.
The school leadership is ensuring compliance and adherence to existing government guidelines related to managing Coronavirus in an educational setting.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
new continuous cough and/or
For most people, Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness
if you live alone and you have symptoms of Coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of Coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.
it is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.
for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period.
Home Learning Support
School leaders are currently working to develop a range of resources to support the children, in the event of the school closing or families being unable to attend school due to self-isolation. At present, the school does not have a virtual platform or remote system.
To remedy this, we will be introducing two systems. The first is called Study Ladder, which will enable children to have work set and marked by their teacher while they are at home. The second is called Class Dojo, which will establish a communications portal directly between teachers, children and parents. This system will allow teachers to post examples of strategies and additional work whilst ensuring that the children can ask any questions and get extra help if they need it. Children will have their own log-in for each system. Staff will be having their training this week, with the intention of rolling out both systems on Friday 20th March.
Additionally, there will also be individual learning resource packs created for every child. These will include work books, reading books, paper, pens, pencils etc. to support the children engaging fully with any tasks set by their teacher. This will also enable families with limited internet access to feel assured that their children will be provided with appropriate, age-related work.
Further information will be forthcoming as these resources are finalised and the roll-out date confirmed. It is vital for the school to support home learning at this time, in a range of ways, and parents will be kept updated as this process moves forwards.