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Coronavirus Update

Dear Parents and Carers
We are very grateful to all of our families and staff for their continued support in helping us to maintain a calm and measured approach to the current situation. We would like to reassure you that we are continuing to do everything we can to keep students and staff safe and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. So far, there have been no confirmed cases of the virus at school. The Government has indicated that the peak of the virus could be 10-14 weeks from now. This means that avoiding disruption to your child’s education for as long as possible is important to us. Our priority is to always protect your child and to protect their education, and we will do our best to do both of these things in the current circumstances.

As you probably heard on the news, anyone with a new cough or temperature should now isolate themselves for 7 days. We would be very grateful to parents for ensuring that if their children do exhibit these symptoms, i.e. either;

a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
that they keep them at home and notify us of the absence in the normal way, clearly stating that
their child is exhibiting these symptoms; this then allows us to monitor that the student abstains
from school for the required period.

If the school has made the decision that your child is not well enough to be in school because they are presenting with either a persistent cough, temperature, or shortness of breath, arrangements for your child to return home will be made. Your child will then not be able to attend school and should isolate themselves for 7 days according to current Government advice. Your child’s absence will be authorised.

At present the school has not received specific instruction from Public Health England to take extra precautions or preventative measures for students with underlying health conditions. We will, however, continue to support students as instructed by their individual healthcare plans, and ensure risk assessments are carried out on an individual case by case basis if necessary. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s medical condition, please contact your child’s medical specialist or consultant for further information. Please also continue to check NHS and Government websites for the latest health information and advice... read more here.