Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Situation
We will use this page to update and inform parents and carers about any changes to school arrangements due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions enforced by Government and the Department of Education (DfE).
Covid-19 Situation - from 24th February
The School's Covid-19 Safety Measures have been updated in line with the DfE's latest 'Schools Operational Guidance' issued from 24th February.
Outbreak Management Plan
Even though it is no longer a legal requirement, staff and pupils with a positive LFD or PCR test are still advised to stay at home and isolate for a minimum of 5days, and until they receive 2 consecutive negative LFD test results from Day 5 to Day 10 of their symptoms or from the day of their positive test result.
How the school will use the Covid19 catch-up premium
In the event of children needing to isolate due to confirmed cases within school or a local outbreak, we will continue to place lessons and resources on the Home Learning page to ensure pupils can continue education during an isolation period.
You will need a password to access these resources. This has been issued to parents already.
If you need a reminder, please contact the school office. We can also supply forgotten passwords for other online resources.
Public Health Guidance
Public Health Advicehttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-people-with-covid-19-and-their-contacts/covid-19-people-with-covid-19-and-their-contacts
Schools COVID-19 operational guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Managing coronavirus (COVID-19) in education and childcare settings - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Coronavirus | Shropshire Council
General advice from HM Government
Coronavirus Explained for Children
Axel Scheffler (illustrator of the Gruffalo) has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
Please find a copy of the book below:
Summary of Operational Guidance Updates
Below is a summary of the key changes to the operation of schools and links to further information as well as specific changes to our school’s operation at key times of the school day: