Important letters / Information
We must all work together to help protect each other. If your child is ill no matter what the reason they must not come into school.
Whilst the legal requirement for cases to self-isolate is now removed from 24th February, adults and children who test positive or show symptoms for Covid-19 will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
The national Public Health advice is that anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 should self-isolate at home for at least 5 full days, with LFD testing starting from 5 days after the day symptoms started (or the day the test was taken if there are no symptoms), and be undertaken daily until there are two consecutive negative tests at which point self-isolation may end provided the case has no fever/high temperature. The advised self-isolation period for cases ends for all cases after 10 full days from the day following their symptom onset.
The guidance for individuals states that children and young people with COVID-19 or symptoms should not attend their education setting whilst they are infectious.
In most cases, parents and carers will agree that a pupil or student with the key symptoms or Covid-19 should not attend given the potential risk to others. If a parent or carer insists on their child attending your school where they have a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19, the head teacher can take the decision to refuse them if, in their reasonable judgement, it is necessary to protect others from possible infection with Covid-19.
There is no requirement for close contacts and household contacts of cases to self-isolate or undertake 7 days of LFD testing and this includes unvaccinated adults.
No contact tracing is required to take place in school and routine national contact tracing will end.
- covid updates letter 28.2.22
- Spring term 2 2022 COVID 19 Risk Assessment
- Covid Outbreak Managment Plan 2021
- 2nd September 2021 letter
- covid poster
- covid updates letter 4.1.22
- Covid isolation Remote Learning 5.1.22
- Covid isolation update 14th Jan (1)
- 08.03.21 – Return to School – Return to School – March
- 26.01.21 – Remote Learning Policy – Remote Learning Policy 2021
- 05.01.21 – Tackling Coronavirus this term – Email to Parents
- 27.10.20 – Durham County Council FSM
- 28.08.20 – Parent letter – Sep 2020 start
- 28.08.20 – COVID 19 Risk Assessment – Aug
- 27.08.20 – Uniform leaflet – Covid 19 Amended version
- 15.06.20 – COVID 19 School Risk Assessment
- 15.06.20 – Covid Home School Agreement
- 10.06.20 – DPH DCC Letter Schools Returning
- 22.05.20 – Return to school Letter – 22.05.20
- 13.05.20 – DFE Guidance for Parents and Carers
- 13.05.20 – Preparing your child to return to school
- 24.04.20 (Year 1 – Year 6 ) – Dear Parents
- 24.04.20 (Reception) – Dear Reception Parents
- 24.04.20 (Nursery) – Dear Nursery Parents
- 24.04.20 – Seesaw Final Parent Consent
Keeping in touch with Class Teachers
We use Seesaw and Microsoft Teams for Remote Learning. Teachers can be contacted via their emails during working hours.
Class teacher’s emails are on the class pages.
Useful Advice and Information
View the Durham County Council Coronavirus section for latest news, updates and guidance.
Support for Parents
SEND support during Coronavirus
To contact the school SENCO please use: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some useful contact and support – Help and Support throughout school close down for SEND children
Helping children understand Coronavirus
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. You can download a copy of the book here
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
You may need a product like Adobe Reader (free download) to view our PDF documents on our website.