COVID-19 Updates

September 2021 – Vaccinations for students aged 12-15

We have been asked to share this information with you. All students will be offered this in school – letters seeking parental consent will be sent to parents/carers. Details of this and more information can be found in the links below, which also have other useful information.

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Keeping safe in school

Please do not send your child into school if they have any symptoms of Covid. Book a PCR test at your nearest centre. These tests are being turned around very quickly – often within 24 hours.

Please continue to use the free lateral flow tests at home, twice a week. If your child has a positive test, please book a PCR test and do not send your child into school. If this is positive, they will need to isolate as advised by the NHS. You and your family no longer need to isolate with them unless you have symptoms. Please follow government advice as this is updated.

Learing during lockdown

We sincerely hope that we will not have another lockdown but we are leaving this information on the website for the time being.

What is remote education/learning?

· Remote education: a broad term encompassing any learning that happens outside of the classroom, with the teacher not present in the same location as the pupils.

· Digital remote education: often known as online learning, this is remote learning delivered through digital technologies.

· Blended learning: a mix of face-to-face and remote methods. An example would be the ‘flipped classroom’, where main input happens remotely (for example through video), while practice and tutoring happen in class.

· Synchronous education: this is live; asynchronous education is when the material is prepared by the teacher and accessed by the pupil at a later date.

We have lots of support and information for you including lots in the link below:

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Updates and advice from the government

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours:
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday

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