Protective Measures Plan
Summer Term 2021
Information for Students and Parents
Our aim remains to provide the best possible education that we can to all students in line with our values and policies, whilst also preventing COVID-19 transmission within our school community by working together to rigorously apply our protective measures.
The latest guidance published by the Government for parents and carers is available here and covers many topics including testing, face coverings, assessments, catch-up support, and support for the mental health and wellbeing of children and parents following an unprecedented and difficult year for all of us.
Should any individuals or groups be required to learn from home for a period of time, information about our Remote Education Provision can be found here and explains how our students will be able to access their education online, what would be expected, and how the school can support students and familes who may struggle to access the provision.
In line with the government guidance to schools, our system of controls includes the following protective measures:
(Please click each for more detailed information)
Response to any infection
What are the expectations of students?
We have very high expectations of our students and make sure that they understand that their choices and behaviour effect everyone else in our school community.
- Tell an adult as soon as possible if you feel unwell and describe your symptoms
- Do not come to school or tell an adult at school if someone at home has coronavirus symptoms, is awaiting test results or has tested positive
- Do not come to school or tell an adult at school if someone you have had contact with has had a positive PCR or LFD test for coronavirus
- Take an LFD test for coronavirus every 3-5 days and report your results
- Come to school in the correct uniform and with your equipment (see Section 7 and 8)
- Bring a clean face covering to school each day (face masks can be provided at school if required)
- Stay at least 2 metres away from all adults in school and from other students when you are able to, especially those in other year groups (unless you live in the same house)
- Follow our “no physical contact” policy
- Do not touch other people’s possessions
- Line up on the number for your classroom at the start of each lesson (apart from the New Block, W14 and W31 where you line up outside the external door)
- Wear a face covering when you are lining up and in indoor areas (unless you are seated and eating or drinking) unless you are exempt
- Follow the one way signs for indoor corridors
- Follow the seating plan in every lesson
- Wash or sanitise your hands frequently including at the start and end of every lesson, before and after eating, when you have been to the toilet and as soon as you get home
- Wash your hands as soon as you arrive at school if you have travelled by public transport or car
- Use a tissue for coughs / sneezes, put it in a lidded bin, and clean your hands
- Do not touch the screens in classrooms
- Clean your work area at the end of every lesson
- Do not deliberately cough or sneeze on another person or threaten to do so – this will be treated as “physical endangerment” and will carry a serious sanction
- Follow our usual expectations about behaviour including immediately following the instructions of all adults
- Don’t be a bystander – make sure you tell someone if you see someone not following the rules.
- Make sure you are aware of and following the rules on what you can and cannot do when you are not at school
What are the expectations of parents / carers?
Parents and carers will need to:
- book a test for anyone in the household who has coronavirus symptoms
- ensure that anyone in the household self-isolates if:
- they develop symptoms
- they have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus
- anyone in their household or bubble develops symptoms of coronavirus
- they are required to do so having recently travelled abroad
- they have been advised to isolate by NHS test and trace or the PHE local health protection team, which is a legal obligation
- provide details of anyone they have been in close contact with, if they test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or if asked by Test and Trace
Please ensure that you support us in implementing all of our protective measures:
- Please read this guidance carefully and discuss it with your child
- Do not send your child to school if they or anyone in the household has COVID-19 symptoms or they are required to self-isolate or quarantine
- Ensure that we have at least two up to date contact details so that we can contact you if your child becomes unwell at school
- Ensure that your child has the correct uniform and equipment every day (including a clean face covering in a bag) and contact your child’s Progress Leader if you require support with this
- Avoid gathering at the school gate, and encourage your child to walk or cycle to school
- Ensure that your household are aware of and following the current government guidance to prevent COVID-19 transmission in our community https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do