WEDUC and Coronavirus

All parents and carers should make sure that they have downloaded and logged into WEDUC to enable them to stay up to date with the latest developments relating to the Corona Virus. Changes that affect students, parents and carers, including any reduction in the school day, partial or full closures will be announced on WEDUC. These are difficult times and changes will be inevitable. For us to be able to communicate effectively with parents and carers it is vital that parents and carers are using WEDUC.

The latest WEDUC communication can be seen below:

After-School Club and Tuition

After School Club and Tuition have been cancelled. We will keep you updated with when these will resume. Students will be coming home on their usual transport, however we have advised transport that they can collect from 2.45pm onwards, and this could mean that students may arrive home earlier than usual.

Government Guidance

In these testing times, we will try to stay open for as long as possible. It may be that we have to make changes to which students can attend depending on the levels of staff absence we experience. We have already begun to make some changes to the school day. These changes are being kept to a minimum but we feel they are necessary to protect staff and students. We will be led by the government when it comes to school closures. The most recent advice for schools can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

NHS advice

Here is the link to the NHS Corona Virus webpage to help you make decisions about whether your child should be self-isolating and therefore staying away from school.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Illness in school

If your child develops a temperature and a cough during the school day, we will contact you to make arrangements to get them home and they will need to then stay of school for a period of 7 days self-isolation.

Student illness

If your child has a temperature or a new cough, then you should follow government guidance and they should self-isolate. Their absence will not affect their attendance percentage and you do not need to provide evidence such as a doctor’s note. If you develop symptoms and you decide to keep your child at home as a precaution, then this will not count against their attendance either.

Coronavirus in school

The school has no confirmed cases of corona virus yet. However, a number of staff, parents and students are self-isolating as they have developed the symptoms. If you are concerned about your child’s health and decide to keep them off school, their absence will not affect their attendance percentage and you will not be issued with any warnings or letters.

School is open but…

In these testing times, we will try to stay open for as long as possible. It may be that we have to make changes to which students can attend depending on the levels of staff absence we experience. We have already begun to make some changes to the school day. These changes are being kept to a minimum but we feel they are necessary to protect staff and students. We will be led by the government when it comes to school closures. The most recent advice for schools can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Extra hand-washing

Extra hand-washing facilities will be provided at breakfast club and all students will be asked to wash their hands when they arrive at school in the morning.

 Changes to the school day

There will be some changes to the school day starting from tomorrow (Monday 16th March). The time your child eats lunch is likely to change as we will be moving to having 4 sittings rather than 2. This is to ensure safe supervision of students in the event that significant numbers of staff are self-isolating, and to introduce an element of social distancing. On Monday, all students will have an extended tutor time at the start of the day to explain these changes.