Please see the latest information regarding the wider opening of school on 8th March
- Letter from Mrs Bullard
- Letter from Deborah Harkness (Director of Public Health, Calderdale) and Julie Jenkins, Direct of Children & Young People's Services also regarding the wider opening of schools
- COVID Guide for Families
Please see details of our Remote Learning
Anyone with any of the three main symptoms of COVID-19 should stay at home and arrange testing. These symptoms are:
• high temperature and/or
• new continuous cough and/or
• loss or change to sense of taste or smell
We are aware that children with COVID-19 symptoms are being turned away from local test sites as they struggle to cope with demand. Advice from Public Health is to keep trying to book a test, as more tests do become available throughout the day at:
Get a Coronavirus Test
If anyone is unable to get a test within the first 5 days of presenting with symptoms, they must self-isolate for 10 days (and other household members for 14 days).
Should a child develop symptoms whilst at school, they will be sent home as soon as possible. Parents/carers will be contacted, and the pupil will be supervised in a separate area whilst awaiting collection. They should then self-isolate for 10 days and their fellow household members should self-isolate for 14 days. This means that any siblings who are in school will also be sent home. Once the symptomatic child is tested and it is negative, they can return to school and the fellow household members can end their self-isolation. If the test is positive, the child must keep self-isolating for 10 days from when the symptoms started. For other household members, including siblings, the self-isolation period is 14 days.
In the event of a bubble closure, remote learning will begin the school day after the bubble has closed. Each day, the class teacher will lead a virtual session (initially via Zoom) at 09:00, taking a class register and briefly introducing the children to the tasks for that morning. The children will then spend time completing the work. Another virtual session will take place at 13:00, where children will give feedback on their work. The class teacher will then introduce the work for the afternoon. A final virtual session will take place at 15:00 to discuss progress. Children are encouraged to email written work to the class teacher so that individual feedback can be given.
Paper copies of all work will be available upon request. Further details will be provided in the event of a bubble closure.
Feeling concerned or overwhelmed by the news around coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandable, especially for those children and young people struggling with their mental health or a physical illness. They may be worried about their own health, or someone in their family, or what impact the virus will have on life as a whole.
A section has been created on Open Minds, Calderdale’s emotional health and wellbeing website where children, young people, parents, carers, family members, school staff and colleagues can find tips, support, advice and information about looking after yourself in these uncertain times.