Coronavirus Update

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see attached letter from the Headteacher with an update on the Coronavirus. This letter contains important information regarding Year 8 and 9 Pupils who will be required to study from home until further notice.  Parents should note that any pupil absence due to Coronavirus will be considered Exceptional, parents and pupils will not be penalised.  We are arranging for work for pupils not in school.  Pupils should check Show My Homework for more information.

Our community centre has now shut until further notice.  A number of school events have sadly been cancelled or postponed.  The full list is in the Headteacher’s letter.

 

Please keep checking our website for any further information.

From Wednesday 18th March we will be open for Years 7, 10 & 11 only.  We will continue to update here if the situation changes.

Anybody who develops a new and persistent cough or fever should self-isolate for 14 days.  The immediate family of anyone suspecting they have symptoms should also self-isolate for 14 days.

Pupil absences should be reported as usual making clear that this is a result of self-isolation.

If symptoms further develop or you are concerned, then you should contact the NHS.

Either phone 111 or use this link for advice https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday & Sunday)

Please use these links to find out more information:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

https://what0-18.nhs.uk

The best defence against Coronavirus remains regular and thorough washing of hands using soap and water. 

More advice is available at https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/