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Updates - COVID_19 Coronavirus

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Coronavirus Information

What Parents Need to Know  

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Update 16.10.20

School is open for all classes except Owls on South and Butterflies, Zebras and Tigers on west.

Updated 9.10.20

Chellow Heights School is open for all pupils who are well and who should not be in insolation due to coronavirus or at home because of other illness. We are following the DFE and Public Health England (PHE) guidance to special schools.

We ask all families and staff to follow the following guidance

1 support your child to understand, where possible, the HANDS - FACE - SPACE and the Catch It - Bin It - Kill It campaigns. 

2 If your child or anyone in your family or support bubble has any of the following symptoms that you try to get a coronavirus test and your child stays off school until you receive the test result. 

3 If the test result is NEGATIVE your child may return to school as soon as they have been well for 48 hours. 

4 If your child tests POSITIVE they MUST remain off school for 10 days from the day their symptoms started and you must inform school immediately. Anyone living in your household or in your support bubble must also remain in isolation for 14 days,

5 If you, anyone else in your family or support bubble test POSITIVE  your child must stay off school in isolation for 14 days and you must inform school immediately letting us know who in your family has tested positive and when their symptoms first started. Everyone else in the family home or support bubble must also go into isolation for 14 days.

These instructions are following the guidance from the government and from PHE to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in school.

What happens if a pupil or staff member becomes ill at school?

As soon as we know that a child or staff member becomes ill at school we will follow the following action.

Pupil - will be put into isolation within school and a family member contacted to come and pick them up. 

They will be sent home. If they have any of the three classic coronavirus symptoms

a temperature where they feel hot to touch on their chest or back - even if this is short lived e.g. half an hour

a new or continuous cough 

a loss of taste or smell.

They will also be sent for a test and not allowed back into school until they have had a negative test result and are 48 hours clear of illness. If they test positive they will not be allowed into school until they have completed their 10 day isolation. 

What if we cant get a test or my child will not co-operate with a test?

If you cannot get a test or your child please contact school and we will try to support you to get one.

If you child is unable to have a test due to their needs we have to treat them as positive and therefore they will not be allowed back to school for 14 days. This is different from having a positive result because we will have to put their whole class pod into isolation for 14 days as close contacts of someone with possible coronavirus. This includes all the staff in the class. Since we are trying to keep everyone safe by having them in pods that do not mix, there will be no class team available to support your child. If you think your child may be able to have a test with support and you want school to help you please contact us. 

Other Illnesses 

If your child or another child attends school with symptoms of the virus or with any other illness we will send them home from school. PHE guidance says that for any other illness other than coronavirus symptoms such as a cold, sickness and diaorrea etc. they must be  "Well for 48 hours" before they return to school. This is  because in young people they may not have the classic symptoms of coronavirus. The World Health Organisation ( WHO) has identified the following symptoms of coronavirus in children and young people. These include

diarrhoea,

sickness,

lethergy,

a rash,

cold or flu-like symptoms,

off their food.

We ask you please to co-operate with us over this as we need to try to keep school open as much as possible - we do not want to close for norovirus or a flu outbreak as well as potentially having to close for a coronavirus outbreak.  Staff are also more susceptible to the cornavirus and whilst 80% of children will become well again very quickly this is not the case for staff. Having a lot of staff off school ill or in isolation creates a health and safety risk and would require us to shut the whole school site. 

Staff member - if they become ill they will be sent home immediately. If they have any of the three classic coronavirus symptoms they will also be sent for a test and not allowed back into school until they have had a negative test result and are 48 hours clear of illness. If they test positive they will not be allowed into school until they have completed their 10 day isolation.   

If we find out that someone they are in close contact with has tested positive we will send them home to get a test and self isolate.

School Contacts

Monday to Friday Please phone the school on the school site number

WEST (HEATON) 01274 484242               SOUTH ( LOW MOOR) 01274 679972

Saturday/ Sunday TEXT ONLY 07776373537 and leave the following information

your child's name,

class,

symptoms,

date symptoms started ,

the date you took your child for a test if you have done so

YOU(Parents/Carers) or other family members or support bubble members have symptoms:

- get a test

- isolate yourself and your family and your support bubble from the day your symptoms start until you have your test results. This means no one in your household or support bubble should go to work, school, shopping or beyond your house and garden. 

Test result POSITIVE -YOU must isolate for 10 days from the day your symptoms started.

YOUR FAMILY AND SUPPORT BUBBLE must isolate for 14 days from that date or follow the latest guidance given you when you get your results back. If any of them develop symptoms, they get a test and the process starts again. If you have already had a positive result and isolated you may be able to return to work or school. Speak to the school/ managers

Test result NEGATIVE - you can return to work or school when you are well and have been well for 48 hours . 

Please contact the school and tell us who in your family/ support bubble has the symptoms.

If your support bubble has a different postcode to your address we also would like that information as well. 

Monday to Friday Please phone the school on the school site number

WEST (HEATON) 01274 484242               SOUTH ( LOW MOOR) 01274 679972

Saturday/ Sunday TEXT ONLY 07776373537 and leave the following information

your child's name, class, date symptoms started and relationship to your child.

Also the date close contact of chils they went for a test if they have done so or if they have been unable to get a test. 

If they are in your support bubble and live in a different postcode please tell us their postcode.

If you are willing to also leave the name of the person in family with symptoms.

This information about family members is what we are asked for from Public Health England for data collection purposes and is not retained by school. We adhere strictly to our GDPR and confidentiality policies.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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To see the following documents please click  on the text to open

Full School Reopening Risk Assessment August 2020

Remote Learning Policy 

To see the letters for parents click here 

Having to teach your child at home! 

For homework for your child, please see our 'Classes' page with links to our classes and general homework page. 

There will also be homework from Pete on his music page and Rachel on her Home and Hospital page for you to join in with your children. 

Please email: homework@chellowheightsschool.co.uk to contact your class teacher.

For support with activities, you can also use free access to Twinkl. 

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Please see our Chellow Heights Facebook Page for more ideas.