Our risk assessment was reviewed on 01.09.21 and this will be reviewed in 2 weeks or before if guidance changes.
Other documents for your attention is the most recent letter from Steve Reddy and Matt Ashton at the Local Authority and our ‘Returning to School Information’ for this academic year – September 2021.
If your child does get a positive COVID result please phone the school office on 0151 522 5748 to inform us.
We will continue to liaise with parents on the changing situation and any revised guidance from the Government or the Local Authority.
Further information is posted on this page below.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you and your children can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
· wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
· use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
· wash your hands as soon as you get home
· cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
· put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
· new continuous cough and/or
· high temperature and/or
· a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child develops any of these symptoms, you must arrange for them to have a PCR test as soon as possible. A PCR test can be arranged via the NHS UK (www.nhs.uk) website or by contacting NHS 119 via telephone if you do not have internet access. Your child should self-isolate immediately and they should not attend school. Please contact the school by phone to inform us your child has COVID-19 symptoms and you are awaiting a COVID-19 test. As a school, if your child is off school in relation to COVID-19 we will provide school work, so they can keep up their studies.
If your child presents COVID-19 symptoms in school we will take your child to a safe area in school and contact you immediately to pick them up. Please make sure that your emergency contact details are up to date and correct.
Anyone with COVID-19 confirmed by PCR test should self-isolate until the latest of:
• 10 days after the onset of their symptoms, or
• 10 days after their test day if they are asymptomatic
If your child is aged under 18 years and 6 months and does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss of or change in, normal sense of taste or smell) they do not have to self-isolate as a contact of COVID-19. They are advised to have a PCR test unless they have had a positive PCR test in the last 90 days. Children aged 5 and under are not advised to take a PCR test unless the confirmed case is someone in their own household.
If your child has a positive result on a lateral flow device test, they should self-isolate immediately and you should arrange a PCR test as soon as possible. Other members of the household do not need to self-isolate whilst you await the PCR test result if they do not have symptoms and are aged under 18 years and 6 months or are fully vaccinated.
For further information regarding COVID-19 and our schools procedures in relation to this, please contact the school office and leave a message for Mrs L Plant (COVID Lead) who will return your call.
Catch-up premium: Coronavirus
The government has provided funding for a catch-up premium in the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools help all pupils make up for lost teaching time after school closure.
For details of how we intend to spend the grant and how the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school will be assessed, please click on the link below to download our report: