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Updated Covid Information – 8th December 2021

Please find below the latest guidance for schools in relation to the new Omicron variant of Covid.

On Saturday 27 November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the UK.

The new measures will be introduced as a precaution to slow down the spread of the variant while the government gather more information. They will continue to keep this under review as the situation develops.

Face coverings

Face coverings should be worn in communal areas in our school by staff and visitors, unless they are exempt. Children are not required to wear masks (11 years or below).

Testing

We must continue to encourage staff and pupils to test twice weekly using lateral flow device (LFD) tests.

Contact tracing and isolation

The current guidance on contact tracing and isolation remains in place. In addition to these, any suspected or confirmed close contacts of the Omicron variant will be asked to isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status or age. You will be contacted directly and told to isolate.

Vaccination

Anyone aged 12 and over are encouraged to take up the offer of the vaccine, including boosters. Vaccines are our best defence against COVID-19. They help protect young people and adults, and benefit those around them. Vaccination makes people less likely to catch the virus and less likely to pass it on.

To book a vaccination, please visit the NHS website:

Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination

We will keep you updated on any further developments. However, we are still planning to go ahead with our Christmas performances to parents unless further measures are introduced. For those of you who would prefer not to attend social gatherings at school at the moment, we have arranged to have the KS1 Nativity and KS2 Oliver productions professionally filmed. We will put these onto our website (free of charge) for anyone who cannot attend.


School Reopening Plans

With school fully reopening on Monday 8th March to all pupils we have put together a short video about returning. Please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to make school as safe as possible, if you are feeling anxious about the reopening or have any further questions, please give school a call and we can help to answer any queries. We look forward to welcoming you back!


Updated guidance for parents | supporting children’s remote education

The government have updated their guidance for parents and carers regarding – ‘Supporting your children’s remote education during coronavirus’

There are top tips for supporting children during remote education, including links to information about the Reading Well booklist that supports mental health. Further information is also provided on how to access online resources and services through your local library and online – ‘Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online’.


Remote Learning | Survey Feedback

Thank you all for taking part in our recent Remote Learning Survey, we appreciate your feedback. If you would like to view the results please click – here.

The organisation, National Online Safety have put together some top tips for remote education, please click on the below links to view:

Remote education tips for children

Remote education tips for parents


Updated Information – 5th January 2021

Following on from the communication we sent out last night, the Government has announced that all schools will close from Monday 4th January 2021.

The exception to this applies if your child is vulnerable or you are a critical worker. As we are now in a national lockdown, if you are able to care for your child at home then you should do so.

The definition of a critical worker or a vulnerable child can be found here.

We need to identify who will require our support from Wednesday 6th January 2021 so please can you all complete questionnaire here. We are able to offer a place during normal school hours to those that are eligible. Unfortunately, we cannot offer flexible childcare, so places are offered on a full time basis which supports continued learning for the children. Those children not in school will access their learning online and more details will be shared later today.

We are working extremely hard to ensure we support our families in the best way we can. Not only will we provide remote learning, but we will also be working with our families to ensure the whole school community are supported during this time.

If you do not have internet access or require support to access a device for home learning or any IT support, please contact the school.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.


Remote education provision

Remote education provision


Free resources to support during the Coronavirus pandemic

Please click here to find out more.

The National Online Safety Institute have produced these two guides to support families with remote learning: Remote education tips for Parents and Remote education tips for children


September 2020 information

Risk Assessment

 


Additional information

From Shropshire Council – the new app – https://www.facebook.com/shropshirecouncil/photos/a.684292701622382/3673177079400581/

Department for Education – video about student symptoms/isolating etc –

https://www.facebook.com/DHSCgovuk/videos/677700053161910

Department of Health/Social Care – quick clip about hand washing – https://www.facebook.com/DHSCgovuk/videos/766952160514722