Parent Update

Posted on: September 17th 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have received further clarification from TTP regarding pupils who are identified as a positive contact of a Covid-19 case.

If another member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19, we request that your child does not attend school for a period of 10 days. We cannot require you to do this, but if you are able to keep your child at home this will help limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our school and, therefore, help us keep our pupils and staff safe.

Pupils who remain at home should continue to access learning resources via Teams and monitor Classcharts for any homework that is set. They should not hesitate to contact their class teacher if they have any concerns. Teachers will aim to respond to queries within 1 or 2 days, but we do ask for your understanding in what is likely to be quite a fluid situation with regard to Covid-19 over the winter months.

Other close contacts (for example, pupils who were seated next to a pupil in the classroom or on the bus) are not required to stay at home and can attend school.

All close contacts that are identified will be sent a 'warn and inform' letter on behalf of Track, Trace and Protect. This letter will recommend that parents book a PCR test on days 2 and 8, in line with self-isolation guidance, and provide advice on things you and your child can do to reduce the risk of spreading infection.

As you are already aware, if your child has any of the 3 cardinal symptoms of COVID-19 (new persistent cough, fever and/or loss of taste or smell), he/she must not attend the school setting but should self-isolate (see link below for guidance), arrange a PCR test and notify the school of this.

Your child must not attend school if they:

o have tested positive for COVID-19;

o have been contacted by the TTP service and told to self-isolate

Anyone developing COVID-19 symptoms during the school day will be sent home immediately The following link to guidance on self-isolation may be useful

I hope this provides some clarification and thank you for your continued support.

With every blessing


Patrick Brunnock