Guidance states that we must minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school.
We must ensure that pupils, staff and other adults do not come into the school if they have coronavirus symptoms or have tested positive in at least the last 10 days; ensuring anyone developing those symptoms during the school day is sent home.
NHS guidance (see link below for full guidance) states:
The medical advice is clear: you must self-isolate if you have coronavirus symptoms or live in the same household as somebody who does. The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
For more information, read the further guidance on symptoms.
If you have one or more of these symptoms, you must self-isolate straight away for 10 days – or longer if you still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell/taste.
If you live in the same household as someone with coronavirus symptoms, you must self-isolate straight away for 14 days.
Autumn 2020 Recovery Curriculum:
For the first weeks back following Coronavirus and Lockdown 1, our focus was on pupil wellbeing, reconnecting with each other, confidence building and health & safety. Please follow the link below to see details of our recovery curriculum for Autumn, including our transition project and outline for Spring and Summer 2021.
Blended and Remote Learning:
Lockdown 3. We developed our use of Teams for a blended approach (that can support learning both in school and at home) throughout Autumn 2020 which meant that we were ready to go at the outset of school closure during Lockdown 3. Weekly timetables are in place to be followed; parental support in encouraging full engagement is both appreciated and valued. Please see the parent letter below (4.1.21) that outlines expectations for Teams and Tapestry daily learning.
Feedback on your experience of learning through Lockdown 3 has been appreciated and helped us to provide the best possible education in these extraordinary circumstances.
Please also see 'Remote Learning Education Information for Parents' below for an outline of remote learning at Diptford.
Return following Lockdown 3:
Our 'Bounce-Back Curriculum' for full return on 8th March is aimed at full return to the national curriculum, starting with an exciting Science Week. Learning will be planned around our 'Innovating for the Future' mini-topic which is supported by "Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions" book and media. We are also using Oliver Jeffers' 'What We'll Build' to enhance successful return to school. See CLPE website for more information.
Please find below Diptford C of E Primary School's full risk assessment which is under regular review. The version below is the March 2021 update reflecting any changes for full reopening following lockdown 3.
Covid catch up premium statement
Please follow the link below for Diptford's Covid catch up premium statement:
Wellbeing during Covid-19
Follow the links below for documents produced by our Inclusion and Improvement Hub to support well-being and mental health. You can find further support on the IIH Facebook page @inclusionhubdevon
Other important links, advice and guidance:
Handwashing advice from Public Health England.
NHS catch it, bin it, kill it poster.