COVID-19 Information Hub
The Lateral Flow Test (LFT) is excellent at picking up asymptomatic cases of COVID. However, if your child presents with any of the symptoms of COVID then you must book a PCR test. The LFT is not a suitable replacement as it only detects high viral loads.
On this page you can find all the information you will need. We know this term has been a rather different one this year, but we hope this information will reassure you about our new routines.
From Tuesday 5 January
School will be open to key worker and vulnerable groups only. Those who fall into this category are listed in the UPDATED link below..
Families are eligible for a key worker place if one parent is a key worker. Please find the eligibility criteria below.
Our key worker numbers are high so we would ask that you only send your child in if there is no alternative. Please ensure you have informed us of their attendance as we have planned the bubbles and roomings carefully.
Children who are in school will access their blended learning. Pupils should arrive at normal time and go to their allocated year group zone. They should bring their books and equipment for their normal lessons each day, a pair of headphones would be useful. They will not need their PE kits. Food will be available in the canteen at lunchtime as normal.
As was the case before Christmas, it is important that you do not send your child into school if they are suffering from any symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, continuous cough, loss of taste or smell). They must stay off school and get a test as soon as possible.
Blended Learning (UPDATED 5/1/2021)
ALL OTHER PUPILS will be set remote learning to complete at home. We will be using a Blended Learning approach – this is a mixture of resources and tasks set on Firefly, as well as some live lessons using Microsoft Teams.
Pupils should follow their usual timetable and log in to Firefly either to complete the required tasks set or to access their live Lessons.
Please scroll down to ‘Getting Prepared for Remote Learning ‘section to view the video and ‘How to’ guide to using Microsoft Teams and accessing blended learning.
Mr Wilson will also be in contact with pupils and parents with information regarding behaviour expectations for live lessons. We will have the same high expectations of pupils when they are taking part in online lessons as we would in the classroom.
Please encourage your children to engage with their blended learning as much as possible and to email their teachers directly if they have any questions about their work.
If you have issues with access to devices, please get in touch with us via Parentline.
Getting Prepared for Remote Learning
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