Please find below a letter regarding our phased reopening to school.
I would also like to advise parents that we have a member of staff who is isolating with symptoms of coronavirus. They have been for testing and are awaiting results.
We understand that these are very worrying times for everyone and I am sure you will join me in wishing the member of staff a speedy recovery.
I will, of course, let parents know as soon as we hear results.
Any questions please dojo or email me.
Norfolk County Council is calling on those with concerns about the safety of a child to get in touch as part of a new campaign – See Something, Hear Something, Say Something.
The county-wide campaign encourages neighbours, extended family, those working to provide essential services and volunteers to look out for the county’s children, as the coronavirus lockdown continues.
Schools, nurseries and colleges are currently closed to the vast majority of children. In addition, children cannot currently visit relatives and friends, or go to their usual clubs and activities. They are spending more time behind closed doors and isolated from those who might normally support them. Pressure at home will be greater than usual and the council is concerned that children who might be at risk will not be able to get the help they need.
The campaign, backed by the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership, is calling on communities to help keep Norfolk’s children safe. It is asking for everyone that might still be seeing or hearing children to look out for them. The message is See Something, Hear Something, Say Something. If something doesn’t seem right and if you feel a child or young person may need help you can contact the council on 0344 800 80 20.
Update 16th March 2020
Updated Government advice is for children who have a temperature or persistent cough to remain at home for 14 days. All household members must also remain at home for 14 days.
Further information can be found:
Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with latest information and advice, the pupil will be recorded as unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances and be authorised.
We are continuing to take every opportunity to remind the children about good personal hygiene and we are supervising the children washing their hands at various key points during the school day.
Your child's education is important and we want to ensure that packs of work/activities/links to websites are given to your child to complete if they are required to stay at home. Please can all parents let the class teacher or office know if your child can access the internet on a tablet or PC.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Update: 12th March 2020
Following the latest Government advice, please do not send your child/children into school if they have a temperature or persistent cough.
Children should remain at home for 7 days.
We also request that if you (parents/carers) have a cough or high temperature that you do not come to school to drop off or pick up your child. You must remain at home for 7 days.
We will continue, at school, with our rigorous daily cleaning and regular hand washing.
We appreciate that these new measures may cause some inconvenience to parents, but during these uncertain times wehave to follow government advice, safeguard children and staff and do everything we can to contain this disease.
Further information can be found here:
Thank you for your co-operation.
Please see below Government Issued advice with regards Coronavirus on 28 Feb 2020.
The advice given by the Department of Education in association with Public Health England has been drawn up to assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers.
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
Full information and guidance can be found on the Government website by reading the ‘Guidance - COVID-19: guidance for educational settings’ see link below
Furthermore, please be advised that persons travelling from the countries/areas that have been affected are to follow the advice noted under Category 1 or Category 2.
Category 1: Travellers should immediately self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and call NHS 111 to inform of recent travel.
Category 2: Travellers do not need to undertake any special measures, but if they develop symptoms they should self-isolate and call NHS 111.
Full guidance and advice on these categories and maps of the areas that have been affected can be found by following the link below to the information provided by Public Health England 'Guidance COVID-19: Specified countries and areas with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK'
If you have travelled to or know of students that have visited these areas or you have any concerns please contact the Headteacher and they will endeavour to provide advice if necessary.
In addition to this information all parents and staff should read the NHS Information Sheet regarding Coronavirus by clicking the link below:
Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms can be found in 'Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice' published by Gov.UK please link on the link below to view: