COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice for students and parents: Tue 17th March

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice for students and parents as of 12.30 on Tuesday, 17th March

  • Anybody showing any symptoms – especially a temperature and cough, should stay home and self-isolate for 14 days.
  • If a student when in school shows any of the above symptoms, the student is to be sent home by the year team and instructed to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • People are advised to manage their symptoms at home, but should they become increasingly unwell and not be able to manage their symptoms or their symptoms persist for more than 7 days they should contact 111 for further advice.
  • Anyone who lives with others and they, or one of the household members, have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.  The 14 day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

  • For students who are self-isolating at home: 
    – All students can access Mathswatch (for Maths) and Educake (for Science), set themselves questions or complete outstanding tasks.
    –  All students can research and make notes on the topics they are studying in lesson using BBC Bitesize and BBC GCSE Bitesize. At the end of each topic there is a summary test to complete.
    –  Year 10 and 11 students can access GCSE Pod to watch videos on various topics from various subjects and in addition set themselves questions.
    –  If a student does not have access to the internet then they can come and collect a Maths/English workbook, there are spare copies of these in Remove.

If a school closure is forced upon us then further details will follow on how each student can access work.

Please be aware that this is a dynamic situation and we will send further updates as and when we have them.