As you will be aware, the legal requirements changed last week. There is now no legal requirement to self-isolate. The advice and guidance, however, has remained the same if people display symptoms (lateral flow on days 5 and 6; return if negative), so we now have a grey area between what we must do, and what we should do. Twice weekly asymptomatic testing is also no longer advised, and we will not (as things currently stand) get further large resupplies of lateral flow tests.
You can read the full guidance here, but it might be easier to answer one simple question: ‘do I feel unwell?’. If the answer is yes, then please do not come to school, but if the answer is no, then please do.
After two years of the pandemic, we realise that it will take some families time to adjust to the new strategy of living with Covid, and there may also be families whose personal circumstances make it unwise to change yet. For those who prefer to stick to the old system of regular testing, regardless of symptoms, we will support that decision, and we will carry on handing out boxes of lateral flow tests for as long as our stocks last. These are available from year teams.
How do students at home access their lessons?
Students use Google Classroom to access their learning from home.
This booklet will help you with instructions for accessing online learning if you have any questions.
Students should only use this if they do not know a code or have not been able to join their classroom: students must be very careful to check that they have found their own class - some teachers teach lots of classes in one year group!
'How to' video
Kindly made by Miss Robinson. We recommend students (and parents/carers) watch this if they have any problems:
Optional Yrs 7-10 Extend and Challenge Home Learning Activities
These are entirely optional and should only be attempted once classwork is completed:
Remote Education Information for Parents
The School Day