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Following the Prime Minister's announcement and with greater restrictions across England, there won't be any significant changes to how school operates. Thank you for your continued support in wearing face masks when dropping and collecting your children. Can we remind you that you don't arrive on site before 8.45am, no more than 5 minutes before the doors open, and then leave the site as quickly as possible. Similarly, at home time please arrive no more than 5 minutes before you are due to collect your child and then leave the site immediately.
Unfortunately, children will still be unable to give out sweets or cakes on their birthdays. So they don't get upset, please don't send them in with them as they won't be able to give them out. Like you, we all hope we can get back to 'normal' as quickly as possible (but I don't think it will be in 2020).
Please remember that to avoid the spread of the virus, we cannot allow children to bring their own belongings into school; this includes toys, books and birthday treats that children may wish to share with their friends.
Can we remind you that if children have a high temperature OR a new continuous cough (without other cold symptoms like a runny nose) OR a loss of or change to their sense of smell or taste they must not come to school. Please contact 119 for further advice and to arrange a test.
If somebody does return a positive test, the following procedures will occur:
Anyone who has been in close contact with the positive case will need to self isolate for 14 days from their last contact with the positive case. If they then get symptoms, they should get a test and their families should self isolate for 14 days. As the children are contained within bubbles it is likely that a positive case within a bubble will result in the whole bubble needing to self isolate. This decision will be made by Public Health England who will carry out a rapid Risk Assessment to assess who has been in close contact with the positive case.
If a child is asked to self isolate as they have symptoms, they will be provided with work to do while they are at home. In the first instance this is likely to be a pack of activities. If their test comes back negative they can then return to school when they are feeling better. If it is positive they will be provided with work until they are well enough to come back to school. They will need to stay off for at least 10 days from when they first had symptoms. Longer term teaching is likely to be via Google Classroom, Purple Mash and other online programmes. Please advise your child's teacher if you don't have internet access or have limited devices at home for the child to use.
If a whole year group is sent home for 14 days then they will be taught via Google Classroom, Purple Mash and other online programmes. Please advise your child's teacher if you don't have internet access or have limited devices at home for the child to use.
School Nursing Team
The team is available to parents in case you wish to ask questions and this can be done via parent line, if they TEXT in on 07507 329 114. We can then call the parent back.
Information for Parents
LETTER TO EYFS AND KS2 PARENTS'
LETTER TO YEAR 2 PARENTS'
LETTER TO YEAR 1 PARENTS'
Home Speech Therapy Activities
Daily lessons and activites for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Children