Further to my update on the website yesterday I would like to share with you our plans and preparations for any potential disruption regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Firstly we continue to receive daily updates from the government and continue to follow their advice.
As a school we have been through our emergency plans and have developed contingencies should we have to close or partially close due to either government instruction or staff absence. In the event of any closure, partial or full, we will use our website and parent text service to alert you.
Can I assure you that at present we are remaining open and will continue to expect full attendance and excellent punctuality.
Good hygiene remains our first line of defence. School continues to:
- Display posters in school
- Pupils, parents and staff have been briefed about the importance of hygiene including regular handwashing, covering mouth and nose when sneezing.
- Parents of pupils returning from travel abroad questioned regarding countries visited.
- Symptoms of pupils feeling ill and absence closely monitored.
- Individuals who suspect they may have been infected with the virus (and are showing symptoms) will be advised to ‘self-isolate’ and remain away from the academy whilst following government advice.
- Teaching materials have been circulated to staff
- YouTube video for children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg
- NHS Film handwashing https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU
- Latest guidance (13/03/2020 Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes. Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
Thank you for your continued support and trust in us.
Mrs A. Mitchinson