Remote Learning & Covid-19 Response

If your child or anyone in your home has symptoms of Covid-19

Symptoms are:

  • 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 possible case of Covid-19 in school

  • The individual concerned will be sent home and asked to self-isolate for 10 days. Guide for Parents on the Rules on Self Isolation.
  • They will be asked to arrange a test at the earliest convenience at https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.
  • They will need to share the test results with the school.
  • The parents/carers of other children within the bubble will be sent a letter to notify them of this situation (the individual will not be named and personally identifiable information will not be included)
  • All other children within the bubble will be able to continue to attend school as normal whilst the test is carried out and until the result is known.
  • The wider school community will not receive this letter.

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.
  • The parents/carers of other children within the bubble will be sent a letter to notify them of this situation and will be advised of any additional measures which are required (the individual will not be named and personally identifiable information will not be included).
  • 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 or support bubble should self-isolate for 14 days 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. Please feel free to read our Covid-19 Risk Assessment.

  • 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)
  • Children are kept in two allocated groups (‘bubbles’) with adults allocated to these groups. Owl and Flamingo (EYFS & KS1) classes form one group, and Woodpecker and Eagle (KS2) classes the other.
  • Classes have allocated toilets.
  • 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 office@parkstreet.cambs.sch.uk
  • 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.
Class Drop-off Pick-up
Owl & Flamingo
EYFS/KS1
08.50 15.10
Eagle & Woodpecker
KS2
08.45 15.15

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.

Last summer’s learning

In June 2020, Park Street re-opened for children in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and critical worker and vulnerable children. Approximately 66% of eligible children returned, rising to over 75% by the end of term, as parents’ confidence rose in the safety of the provision.