Covid 19 and the impact on school - School is OPEN for YR, Y1 and Year 6 children as well as vulnerable children and those whose parents are KEYWORKERS (the latter by prior arrangement with the school).
COVID–19 Advice for schools
School is OPEN for YR, Y1 and Year 6 children as well as vulnerable children and those whose parents are KEYWORKERS (the latter by prior arrangement with the school).
PLEASE DO NOT send your child into school if they, or anyone else in your household, are displaying any of the following 3 symptoms:
- a new, continuous cough;
- high temperature;
- or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)
If your child develops any of these symptoms, they are eligible to be tested. Please do request a test as without one, your child will need to stay home for 7 days and the rest of your household will need to self-isolate for 14 days. However, if the results of a test are negative, your child will be able to return to school. The pathway for accessing a test is different, depending on the age of your child;
If your child is 4, you need to ring 111 to request a test.
If your child is 5 and over, you need to request a test using 111 online: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
PLEASE INFORM THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOUR CHILD IS DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS.
For up to date information please use this link: Guidance for schools
Are you worried about free school meals during the closure period?
If your child(ren) is/ are eligible for Free School Meals you will have received a private email from us advising how to obtain support. If your circumstances have changed and you think you may now be eligible, the best and quickest way to apply for Free School Meals is to do it online by following this link.
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children’s education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
We have published information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Guidance on helping children aged 2 to 4 learn at home can be found here:
Guidance on helping primary school aged children learn at home can be found here:
Guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities learn at home can be found here:
Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub
The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.
The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:
Launch of BBC Bitesize
The BBC has today launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.
BBC Bitesize can be accessed here:
We have lots of ideas for your children to continue to learn at home on our Class Dojo and you can also click on the following link:
Things to do at home