Coronavirus (COVID -19) Information
September 2021

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.

System of Controls

  1. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
  2. Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
  3. Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
  4. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
  5. Implement our Outbreak Management Plan if necessary.

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
  • Take an LFD test for coronavirus every 3-4 days and report your results
  • Make sure an adult at school is aware if a household member or close contact has coronavirus symptoms or has tested positive
  • 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) and wear a face covering if required (unless you are exempt)
  • Follow our “no physical contact” policy
  • 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)
  • Follow the one way signs for indoor corridors and DO NOT go through a door that says NO ENTRY
  • 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 when you get home
  • 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 lesson 2 and if requested by your teacher
  • 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

What are the expectations of parents / carers?

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 have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive
  • Notify school if your child has possible coronavirus symptoms, or your child has a household member or close contact who has tested positive / has symptoms
  • 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 takes a lateral flow test every 3 or 4 days and report their result
  • 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
  • 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/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

 

Please expand the headings below to view our measures in detail.