Reopening of school to all pupils
We were so happy to see around 95% of our pupils return to school last week (7th September) and they settled into the new systems and ways of working with ease. However, having everyone back together again seems to have caused a sudden jump in the amount of colds around the building. This is not entirely unexpected as this is the first time we have been a part of larger groups in a really long time. It’s almost like starting school all over again – we’ll all have to re-acclimatise.
The COVID measures we have in place are specifically for COVID. This means that if your child has a cold, they should still come to school just like they would have last year, providing they are well enough to do so.
If your child has symptoms that point to a cold, they can still come to school. These could be a blocked or runny nose, sneezing and/or itchy eyes.
If you or anyone in your household has COVID symptoms, please do not bring your child to school or come onto the school site. COVID symptoms are: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
If your child or anyone in your household has any of these symptoms, you should only leave your house to get a test which you should do as soon as possible. In order to get a test, you can call 111 or 119 or contact them online https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
*Please note that if you inform us that your child has COVID symptoms, we will expect you to have them tested before they return to school.
Thank you for supporting us to get our children back into their school routines as well as keeping everyone safe.
COVID-19 Government updates
NHS advice on Coronavirus symptoms in children: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/
The Home Office have published guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. The advice and guidance on GOV.UK is being regularly updated.
In addition, please keep regularly checking GOV.UK for updates in response to COVID-19:
- Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak