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Covid – essential information

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back at school for the Autumn Term!

We are operating in line with Department for Education guidance which is regularly updated and we will continually monitor the situation within school and will keep parents/carers informed of any updates as they occur.
 
 
Additional risk assessments are also available below:
 
 
 
 

Remote learning

For those pupils who still need remote education, we have produced handy guides for using Google Classroom and a remote learning overview which clarifies what parents and pupils can expect during lockdown or periods of isolation.

Covid catch-up scheme

The government is providing £1 billion funding to cover a one-off universal catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Click here to find out more. 

Guidance on what to do if your child is poorly

We understand it’s concerning for parents/carers when a child is poorly – especially given the current circumstances. Together with the latest COVID-19 health and safety advice, we’ve put together a flowchart to help guide you through some questions if your child is poorly and you’re unsure if they should attend school.

 

Emergency cover

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. In response to government guidance, we must ask that parents and carers continue to only access the emergency child care cover at the school if you absolutely have to and if there is no one else in your household, who is not a critical worker, who can safely look after your child.

It is essential that we minimise the number of people accessing this emergency cover so that we can adhere to strict social distancing requirements, for the health and safety and wellbeing of the children and our staff.

What is a critical worker?

‘Critical workers’ are defined as those whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response or those who work in one of the critical sectors listed below:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Education and Child Care
  • Key Public Service
  • Local and National Government (linked to COVID-19)
  • Food Supplies
  • Public Safety and National Security
  • Transport
  • Utilities, Communication and Finance
  • Key Workers
  • Health Care
  • Journalist and Broadcasters
  • Religious Staff, Charities and Workers delivering frontline services

For a complete list of all roles which the government has classified as ‘critical’ please visit the Gov.uk website

Twitter

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