COVID-19 Information

Over the past few months, restrictions in the UK have significantly lifted. This does not mean that Covid19 has gone away but that we will all begin to live with it, as we do with other viruses and infections.

We continue to review our procedures to help keep everyone as safe as possible and to ensure we are adhering to the latest Government legislation and we thank you for working with us!

For schools, the removal of restrictions means that:

* Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in education or childcare settings, for staff or pupils.

* If your child has a high temperature or is unwell, he/she should stay at home until well enough and their temperature is no longer high (as with most illnesses). PCR or Lateral Flow Testing is NOT required.

* If for any reason your child has done a Lateral Flow test and it was positive, we ask that you keep them at home for 3 days (counted from the day following the positive result), as this is the time they are most infectious. After three days, they can return to school providing they are well enough to do so and no longer have a high temperature. (For adults this is five days).

 

Covid19, as well as other common respiratory viruses (such as flu), can still cause serious illness in some people. To minimise the risk of catching and passing on viruses, we will continue to:

* Follow good hygiene measures including regular hand washing

* Clean surfaces and equipment at regular intervals throughout the day

* Open windows to allow good ventilation and fresh air into rooms

* Consider wearing a face mask in crowded spaces

 

For the latest Government guidance on Coronavirus, please click HERE.

 

A few reminders/requests:

- Please ensure you don’t arrive more than 5 mins early for dropping-off and collecting as this can cause congestion.

- Please ensure your children stay with you at all times (particularly at busy times).

- Please keep the number of adults collecting and dropping off to a minimum to help reduce numbers at the busier times of day.

Face Coverings

- Parents, carers, visitors and staff are not required to wear a face covering but we will support anyone who wishes to do so.

 

Catch-Up Premium 

Children and young people across the country, experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of COVID-19. The combined impact of lost time in education was substantial so it was vital that the scale of our response matched the scale of the challenge. School allocations were calculated on a per-pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil in Reception through to Year 6. As the catch-up premium was designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by COVID-19, the grant was only available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year and was not added to the schools' baseline in calculating future years' funding allocations.

The funding was used for specific activities to help support pupils catch up on lost teaching as a result of Covid-19, in line with the guidance on curriculum expectations for the next academic year. Schools had the flexibility to spend their funding in the best way for their cohort and circumstances.

To help support schools to make the best use of this funding, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) published a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support Guide for Schools, with evidence-based approaches to aid in catch up for all students. Schools used this document to help them direct their additional funding in the most effective way. They also published The EEF Guide to Supporting School Planning.

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