Friday 11 Sep 2020 11:47am
Welcome Back All!
Welcome back to the start of our new academic year – it is great to have everyone back in school! Although one of the strangest starts to a new year in recent times due to the ongoing Covid19 situation, the children have come back to school in very positive fashion, ready to learn and enjoy themselves with their friends, but also careful to follow our new rules designed to keep everyone as safe as possible in school. Our new F2/Reception pupils have made a great start also, and are busy making friends and learning all about their new school routines and activities.
We have been busy over the summer here at the school, both completing planned premises tasks and ensuring that our school environment is as Covid-safe as possible. Alongside the usual deep clean undertaken over the summer period, refurbishment of the school’s Main Entrance area and Y2 toilets has taken place, as has the creation of a dedicated pupil Welfare & First Aid Room and extensive roof repair works in the school’s Dining Hall.
Covid19 Update - Many thanks to all parents and carers for talking to your child about our new Covid-related school arrangements, and for ensuring that he or she understands the new routines and rules in place now that the school is fully open. As has already been shown locally, as we progress through the Autumn Term it is likely that groupings of pupils and staff may be required to isolate at home in the event of potential contact with any individual who has received a positive Covid19 test outcome. Therefore, please could we re-iterate that it is very important that that you or your child do not enter the school’s premises if either yourself or your child is displaying symptoms of Covid-19:
- high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you or your child are displaying any of the above symptoms, do not attend school, self-isolate for 10 days and visit NHS.UK or contact NHS 119 via telephone to arrange a Covid-19 test, letting the school know of your situation immediately. It is vital that you or your child do not attend school if you have symptoms, because Public Health England requirements state that if you or your child subsequently test positive, all of the children and staff in your child’s school group could be sent home and required to self-isolate for 14 days.
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