Covid 19 updates - September 2021
We will be using this page to communicate any updates to parents/carers and the local community.
The Government and NHS have produced this information leaflet for parents and carers outlining the changes to provision that will be in place when we open the school in September.
School Re-opening Planning and Risk Assessment
The country has now moved to Step 4 of the roadmap. This marks a new phase in the national response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk.
As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education - particularly given that the direct clinical risks to children are extremely low, and every adult in a school has been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for 2 doses by mid-September.
The national priority is for schools to deliver face-to-face, high-quality education to all pupils. The evidence is clear that being out of education causes significant harm to educational attainment, life chances, mental and physical health.
The following risk assessment reflects the expectations set out by central government and the Department for Education and includes public health advice, endorsed by Public Health England (PHE).
Remote Learning Strategy
During periods of school closure, government guidance confirms that effective remote education plans should be in place. These should ensure that procedures are in place for the school to continue to deliver it's planned curriculum.
Our Remote Education Strategy
During this academic year, we recognise that there may be times when schools will need to operate beyond their normal working boundaries. We are committed to providing our children with the breadth of curriculum and learning opportunities whether they are present in school or having to learn from a home environment.
Using an online learning platform will allow us to continue to deliver our planned curriculum during any period of closure to children. It will enable our staff and children to communicate with each other on a daily basis, provide challenge and work that would have been given in class and give feedback to children about their progress and learning.
Our strategy is designed to not overwhelm children or parents and provide a meaningful way for families to continue to engage with their children’s education. In all communications, we will prioritise the wellbeing of our children.