Update 10th November 2020
Dear Parent / carer
As the country starts this ‘Lockdown period’ we been looking further at the ‘measures’ we are taking to keep all of our children safe. As you will appreciate many of our children and young people are particularly medically vulnerable, and almost all find social distancing difficult if not impossible.
As mentioned in my previous message it is clear that cases of the virus are rising both nationally and in the area. At a practical level this can and indeed has meant that staff are absent from classes. In normal times, this would be covered by either bringing in ‘supply’ staff or reallocating staff from across the school. At the moment both of these strategies threaten the class bubbles, which are designed to keep our children safe. We need to manage the numbers of staff in classes to ensure there are enough to keep children safe in all senses. We do this through a process of risk assessment and we may need to reduce the number of children attending in an individual class to maintain a safe environment. I would reassure you that we only make such decisions after very careful consideration on a day-to-day basis.
As ever if you have any questions or concerns please do contact me.
I write to remind you of the following:
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should organise for your child to be tested via the NHS online portal or by calling 119. Your household should isolate until you receive the test results giving the all clear.
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
- For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.How to stop COVID-19 spreading
Thank you all for your continuing support
With best wishes