Within this section, you will find information relating to the changes that have been implemented in response to the current national health crisis:
Reporting Positive COVID Cases
To ensure that the school is informed of any positive COVID cases, we have set-up a dedicated email address. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to report all positive cases. We ask that the following information is provided so that the school can work with Public Health England (PHE) and the Local Authority to decide on the most appropriate course of action:
- Name of person tested positive
- Relation to child at the school
- Other links to the school community, e.g. sibling in another bubble
- Class child/children is/are in
- Date of Symptoms
- Date of Positive test results
- Close contacts of positive case outside of school up to date and 48 hours before symptoms started
Within the link below, you will find the school's Risk Assessment relating to the full reopening of Turners Hill CofE Primary School on 8th March 2021. This is a dynamic document and will be added to throughout this period of time. We welcome the input from stakeholder in the development of this document.
The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
- a new continuous cough
- a high temperature
- a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
Children are likely to become infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) at roughly the same rate as adults, but the infection is usually mild.
If anyone has any of the symptoms above they should self-isolate at home.
The Government has produced the following guidance poster to support the sharing of their strategy:
In addition, we have produced the flow-chart below to explain what happens in the instance of a confirmed or suspected case of COVID19.
SUPPORTING SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS & ISOLATION GUIDANCE
The document within the link below has information taken from government website relating to how the school will support any child/adult developing symptoms at school. It also contains the latest isolation guidance.
REMOTE LEARNING PROVISION
As well as welcoming back children this term, and planning a teaching programme that best meets your children’s needs, we have also been working on a contingency plan for various scenarios that we may experience in the coming weeks and months.
Whilst we hope that your child does not have to self-isolate, and that we avoid any closure or partial closure during term time, it is important we have a comprehensive plan in place for all possibilities.
We have produced a Remote Learning Policy in order to provide greater clarity of this new provision. The policy can be found via the hyperlink below this statement.
Fundamentally, the extent and complexity of this offer will depend on the capacity of class teachers. If teachers are continuing to teach full-time in school (if only one or two members of their class are self-isolating for instance), they have less time to provide remote teaching to children at home. If, however, the whole class have to self-isolate for any reason, teachers will have much more time available to devote to remote learning for their class- please see Appendix A of the policy for more detail.
USEFUL ICT LINKS
TRANSITION AND WELLBEING
At Turners Hill CofE Primary School we recognise that children’s experiences during the Covid 19 Lockdown will have been different and varied and that each child, to a greater or lesser degree, will have experienced pressures that have been placed on families during this time including financial, health and well-being. At Turners Hill CE School we believe it is important to recognise this and to put children’s well-being at the centre of our planned return to school. We believe that it is by working together as a school community that we will find effective solutions to ensure that the needs of our children are met.
BEHAVIOUR POLICY UPDATE
Taken from Preparing for the Wider Opening of Schools from 1 June, DFE Guidance:
'In light of the need for children to behave differently when they return to school, and any new systems you have put in place to support that, you’ll need to make changes to your behaviour policy.'
In light of this guidance, we have produced a temporary Behaviour Policy for the duration of the phased re-opening.
Children will be using this guidance to produce new classroom rules and charters.
To facilitate effective safeguarding during the current national crisis, the Governing Body have adopted the WSCC model Policy Annex (2021). This document can accessed via this hyperlink or within the policies section of the website.