Preparing for the wider opening of schools in September
It is our plan that all students, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term 2020. I’m sure you will agree, returning to school will be a positive step for children's education and well-being, and will be an important move back towards normal life for many children and families.
Further guidance regarding the full opening of schools is available below:
How to prevent the spread of COVID-19
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. So, the best way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. You can do this by:
The best way to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19 is by practising social distancing. Stay at least 2 metres away from people who do not live in your household or who are not part of your social (Year or Form Group) bubble.
The best way to prevent infection and spread of COVID-19 is by practising good hand hygiene and regularly washing your hands with soap and water.
Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers is also a good way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The school has hand sanitiser in all classrooms. Staff and students must sanitise their hands when entering/exiting the room.
Wearing a Facemask
A fabric mask can act as a barrier to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, it must be used correctly and always combined with other measures to protect you effectively. All staff and students must wear a facemask inside school in communal areas such as corridors, toilets and the dining hall.
COVID-19 - hands, face, space campaign
Symptoms of COVID-19
If you or your family have any of the symptoms listed below you must stay at home and arrange a test as soon as possible.
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
I have these symptoms so what should I do now?
If you or someone in your household has a high temperature (37.8 ͦC or higher) and either a new continuous cough and/or loss of taste or smell, then please follow the procedures outlined below:
Where to find the latest information:
Updates on COVID-19
Guidance for educational settings
Latest Department for Education information
Most frequently asked questions
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While our aim is to have all students back at school in the autumn, we have also planned for the possibility of a local lockdown or individual Form or Year group bubbles to ensure continuity of education.
This webpage gives information regarding the timetable and curriculum arrangements for home learning should we have to close or partially close the school.
- The timetable will run as normal for all students. There will continue to be four lessons a day and students should follow their current in-school timetable, spending approximately 60-70 minutes per lesson.
- Lesson instructions, along with relevant materials will be uploaded to the relevant Google Classrooms by the class teacher. This work should be completed on the day of setting and ‘handed in’ on Google Classroom by 9am the following morning.
- It is expected that class teachers will be available to answer questions/give further support through Google Classroom while the lesson is running. If the school is partially open, outside of the scheduled lesson time, teachers will be teaching those students in school, so will not be able to respond to queries until they have finished teaching.
- Teachers will check the completion of the work and record it on Go4Schools so that you can still monitor your child’s progress.
- In the event of a lockdown/partial lockdown, the usual homework routines will be suspended.
Each child will also be allocated a link member of staff who will monitor how much work they have completed. Your child’s link member of staff will then email you each week with an update.
Your child has been emailed details of how they can log onto the following online learning platforms to access their lessons:
- Google Classrooms
If they have any problems accessing any of these platforms or you have not been contacted by a link member of staff then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.