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This week, we have had our first cases of Covid-19 in school. It is currently good practise to inform parents of cases and we will continue to publish letters on the ‘Covid-19′ section of the website when necessary. I would like to remind you that the Chief Medical Officers have agreed that the risk to children is ‘extremely low’ and the British Medical Journal states the risk of severe illness due to Covid is ‘vanishingly small’.
When we are alerted to a positive case there is a set procedure which takes place identifying ‘close contacts’. Those close contacts are asked to go into ‘self isolation’ – to be at home from 14 days after their contact with the Covid positive individual. We are guided in all instances by the Department for Education’s dedicated telephone support and in addition we liaise with the Local Authority and Public Health England. Unfortunately, this will mean that on occasions students will be sent home. 10 students were asked to ‘self-isolate’ as a precaution yesterday.
Our recent staff training session was on ‘remote learning’. Staff have been working on this as a priority and we will be using the familiar ‘Show My Homework’ as the primary vehicle for putting lessons ‘online’. Our use of Microsoft Teams has developed considerably, and if we move to a situation where lessons are only happening remotely, this will be widely used. You can see our ‘Remote Learning Guidance‘ on the website today.

 

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25th September 2020 – Vol 37 | No 4