Health Information - COVID19
Update to parents/carers 1st April 2021 Good morning. I am hoping you have received a copy of our Easter newsletter. It is also on the website. I just wanted to stress a couple of points: • Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your child develops any symptoms of Covid-19 within two days of the end of term (Friday and Saturday). • LFD Home testing – please continue the routine of twice weekly testing and reporting to NHS Test and Trace. • Please test your child on Sunday evening, 18th April, or Monday morning, 19th April, so that we can isolate any positive cases before the return to school. Free School Meal vouchers have been sent out to families for the two weeks of the holiday, today. We had hoped that face coverings would not be necessary in classrooms after Easter. However, we must await an announcement from the Prime Minister over the Easter period for any decisions regarding safety measures in schools. It has been a wonderful four weeks back together in school. Thank you for your support over this difficult term. Best wishes, Paula Hearle
Reception is available from 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am – 4.00pm on a Friday.
The school switchboard has a 24 hour answering service which enables parents to leave messages at any time. Please listen carefully to the options when you call the school to ensure your message can be dealt with quickly.
If your child has a mobile phone, please ensure there is sufficient credit to enable them to make calls. If your child does not have a mobile but needs to make an urgent call, they may go to Reception to use the phone.
Due to common sense, and in the interest of the safety of students to and from school, mobile phones are allowed on site. They are the responsibility of the student. Mobile phones can only be used at break and lunchtimes. They must be switched off and placed in bags from 8.50am. We wish parents to be aware that if the phone has internet connections and unsuitable or illegal material is downloaded, or exchanged, we may involve the Police.
If a phone is used or answered during lesson times, the school reserves the right to keep the phone until the end of the school day. Repetition of such an incident could result in the phone being withheld until parents collect it.
Parents are strongly recommended to take out insurance on any expensive item that a student brings into school. The school are unable to guarantee the safekeeping of items, such as mobile phones, and it is suggested that a cheaper mobile phone is used.
The school has no insurance for loss, damage or theft of personal items in school.