We are starting to get more children isolating as they have, or a family member has a new, continuous cough or temperature – which we would expect at this time of year. The procedure is to book a coronavirus test as soon as possible and inform the school, and then the family isolates until the results come back – which are usually within 24 hours. We are expecting to see more and more of this as we head into the Winter months.
The expectation from the government is now that any child who is isolating and is fit and well has to continue with their learning. Therefore, on being notified that a child is isolating, a member of the class teaching staff will ring home and inform you of what work needs to be done as well as ensure that we have an accurate email address for you. The class teacher, when possible, will then email any work requirements and resources for your child to do at home.
Work can then be emailled in to the Class email addresses that we had set up in the ‘lockdown’:-
Please bear with us – as this is all very new to us too – and often we are only informed of an absence first thing in the morning and the teacher is in Class teaching the children. However, it is important to be aware that remote teaching and learning is not optional – and is very important, especially as most children have been at home since March.