I am writing to inform you that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. We have worked closely with the Public Health England and followed all of their advice. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child.
As a school, ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider school community has been our absolutely priority. As a result, we have closely followed all Government guidance and have implemented all possible safety measures and protocols to ensure everyone’s safety and to limit the transmission of any virus.
The school remains open and providing your child remains well they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review.
The students and families of those who are required to self-isolate have already been informed, and will be accessing remote learning from home to limit any disruption to their education.
I completely appreciate and understand that there are already some inevitable anxieties, given the current circumstances we find ourselves in. However, I would like to reassure you that we are doing all we can to ensure everyone’s safety and will be continuing to closely follow and implement advice from the experts to maintain this.
It is important that students, staff and the wider school community remain vigilant and continue to uphold the various safety protocols in place both within school but also when out in the wider community.
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
You do not need to self-isolate if your test is negative, as long as:
If you are isolating because you have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace or because you are required to under public health measures, you must continue to isolate for 10 days even if you receive a negative test result.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19.
If there are any further updates we will inform you immediately, but if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact the academy and we will be able to support.
Thank you once again for your ongoing support and understanding – it is greatly appreciated.
Mr P Slaughter, Principal