Remote Learning & Covid-19 Response
From September 2021, the guidance and rules around self isolation have changed in England. Following advice and guidance from the Local Authority Public Health Team, the linked contingency plan has been devised. Our Risk Assessment has also been updated.
The sections below outline some of the main points in the contingency plan.
If your child has symptoms of Covid-19
- Please do not send the child with symptoms into school (siblings should attend school)
- If a child develops symptoms at school, they will be sent home
- Arrange a PCR test (not lateral flow) at https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.
- The child should wait at home for test results.
- Notify the school immediately of the absence and test results
- A high temperature (37.8 degrees or above)
- A new continuous cough
- A loss or change to normal sense of smell or taste
Wider information is available on this page: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Where there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 in school
- The individual concerned will be asked to self- isolate for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared Guide for Parents on the Rules on Self Isolation.
- The school will work with the Health Protection Team of Public Health England to carry out a risk assessment to determine who else, if anyone, also needs to isolate.
- If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10-day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.
- Other members of their household should self-isolate for 10 days (unless they have had two vaccinations or are under 18) from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms and should continue this period of isolation even if they too have been tested and have received a negative test results.
Learning during self-isolation
If children need to be at home due to Covid-19 symptoms, self-isolation or any other reason, they can follow the learning taking place in class by logging on to Microsoft Teams. Owl Class will use Tapestry, instead of Teams.
Here they can see the ‘Learning Journeys’ for Maths, English, History and RE, and activities and homework linked to these. This will minimise any disruption to their learning and allows them to slot back in successfully when they return to school.
Key safety procedures
Park Street is working successfully in a Covid-secure way.
- Staff and children wash and/or sanitise hands at the following times: Entry to school, before and after breaks, before and after lunch, after toilet breaks, and after coughing or sneezing.
- Doors and windows are left open to provide ventilation where this is possible (excepting fire doors)
- Lunchtimes are staggered with the groups above, and some children may need to eat outside or in classrooms, depending on the weather.
- The office remains closed to visitors. Please use the email for contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Before- and after-school clubs observe social distancing between children and adults. Children are kept in their groups at these clubs when indoors.
- Throughout the day, busy areas, door handles, tables and play equipment are cleaned, for which we have allocated extra time.
- Please ensure that students do not bring any additional stationery, toys or equipment to school with them.
- The school day is staggered to avoid too many children and parents congregating at the gates.
Covid Catch-up Premium
The school is receiving £80 per pupil Covid Catch-up Premium. This is for “specific activities to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months.”
Park Street School Online Learning
The staff at Park Street are ready to deliver remote learning to any pupils who might require access to this at a moment’s notice. A timetable of live sessions will be delivered.