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Endon High

Coronavirus Response

Returning COVID-19 Test Results 

Please remember to update the office on 01782 502240 or office@endon.staffs.sch.uk with how your child is and forward the email that confirms the outcome of any Covid-19 test.

If your child receives a positive test result, please contact the school urgently and if the school reception is unavailable please contact us directly any time night or day to speak with the contacts highlighted on your Firefly homepage.

Communication:

Read messages and letters sent as Firefly bookmarks. (link sent via emails too)

Safeguarding:

Remember to use 'Speak Out' if you have any Safeguarding Concerns.

All pupils, parents and staff have access to our eSafety Firefly pages which are updated regularly with advice about how to stay safe online.

COVID-19 absence. A quick guide for parents and carers. 

The letter from Ofqual for pupils can be downloade

What to do if…

Action needed

Back to school…

…my child has COVID19 (coronavirus) symptoms*

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Child should get a test
  • Whole household self-isolates while waiting for test result
  • Inform school immediately about test results by calling and forwarding the results email to office@endon.staffs.sch.uk

…when child’s test comes back negative and you have forwarded the confirmation email to office@endon.staffs.sch.uk

…my child tests positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Child self-isolates for at least 10 days from when symptoms* started (or from day of test if no symptoms)
  • Inform school immediately about test results (see contact details above)
  • Whole household self-isolates for 14 days from day when symptoms* started (or from day of test if no symptoms) - even if someone tests negative during those 14 days

…when child feels better, has isolated for at least 10 days and has been without a fever for at least 48 hours.

 

They can return to school after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of smell / taste. These symptoms can last for several weeks once the infection is gone.

…somebody in my household has COVID19 (coronavirus) symptoms*

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Household member with symptoms should get a test
  • Whole household self-isolates while waiting for test result
  • Inform school immediately about test results

…when household member test is negative, and child has not had any COVID-19 symptoms*

…somebody in my household has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Whole household self-isolates for 14 days from day when symptoms* started (or from day of test if no symptoms) - even if someone tests negative during those 14 days

…when child has completed 10 days of self-isolation, even if they test negative during the 10 days

…NHS Test and Trace has identified my child as a ‘close contact’ of somebody with symptoms* or confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Child self-isolates for 14 days (as advised by NHS Test and Trace) – even if they test negative during those 14 days
  • Rest of household does not need to self-isolate, unless they are a ‘close contact’ too

…when the child has completed 10 days of self-isolation, even if they test negative during those 10 days

…we / my child has travelled and has to self isolate as part of a period of quarantine

Before Travel:

  • Do not take unauthorised holiday leave in term time
  • Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel
  • Provide information to school as per attendance policy and complete a holiday form

Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed:

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Whole household self-isolates for 14 days – even if they test negative during those 14 days

…when the quarantine period of 10 days has been completed for the child, even if they test negative during those 10 days

…we have received advice from a medical / official source that my child must resume shielding

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Contact school reception and their Progress Manager
  • Child should shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again

…when school / other agencies inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school again

….I am not sure who should get a test for COVID -19 (coronavirus)

  • Only people with symptoms* need to get a test
  • People without symptoms are not advised to get a test, even if they are a ‘close contact’ of someone who tests positive

…when conditions above, as matching your situation, are met

* Symptoms include at least one of a high temperature; a new continuous cough; a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste.

See more at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Tim Spector, COVID Symptom App update, 17th September.

How you tell the difference between a cold symptom and a COVID 19 symptom from the study of their App’s data set. Tim Spector states that it ‘can be kind of tricky.’

A likely cold symptom

A symptom unlikely to be cold that could indicate COVID 19

A COVID 19 symptom

  • Runny nose
  • Swollen glands
  • Feeling a bit off and under the weather
  • An episodic cough
  • Severe fatigue
  • Severe Headache
  • High temperature/Fever over 38
  • Persistent cough (not and episodic cough)
  • Loss of taste and/or smell

 

We know this is an unsettling time. Please contact us if you have any concerns. 

New local Guidance

The local advice has changed but the national advice remains unchanged and must still apply:

Anyone who has one of the main symptoms of:

  • A persistent cough
  • A high temperature
  • A new cough or loss of taste or smell 

Must self-isolate immediately and book a test.

However, with many people displaying other symptoms, we are asking staff and pupils to get tested as a precaution if they have other symptoms such as:

  • Headaches
  • Aches and pains
  • Feeling very tired for no good reason
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sometimes ‘tummy ache’ in children

People with any of these symptoms can carry on going to school or work if they are well enough to do so and only need to self-isolate if the test comes back positive.

The national testing centres across the county have good availability, and can be booked through the NHS website. People booking a test through this website:

  • choose the 'no symptoms' option
  • and then need to check the ‘My council has asked me to get a test’ option

Staffordshire have community testing sites that change on a weekly basis. People can view if there are any sites set up near them by visiting this testing website.

The advice supersedes the symptom checker chart that has been shared on our school website. The website will be updated shortly.

So in summary:

Main Three Symptoms - Test - Isolate

Local List of Symptoms - Test - Return to school/work if well until test result and only isolate if test result is positive.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A persistent cough
  • A high temperature
  • A new cough or loss of taste or smell

they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared and must get tested. Testing can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days.

The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

If you are able to, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19

Do:

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

 

Covid Risk Assessment 15/03/2021

Firefly Support:

Email: Firefly@endon.staffs.sch.uk if you have any issues using Firefly.

If you need to contact the school, please email: Office@endon.staffs.sch.uk or call 01782 502240. If you call is not answered, please leave a message as these are accessed remotely at regular intervals during normal school opening hours.

Local Authority Safeguarding:

If you live in a Staffordshire postcode and need to contact First Response:

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/Childprotection/First-Response.aspx

If you live in a Stoke on Trent postcode and need to contact Children's Services:

http://www.safeguardingchildren.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/adults/concerned-about-a-child/

COVID amendments to policy:

As expected by the government guidance, we have updated our behaviour policy to reflect any new rules or approaches we are making to ensure pupils remain safe at school. The updated policy can be found in the school policies section on the school website or by clicking here.

Remote Teaching 

Our Curriculum

Throughout the period we are working as a virtual school we will be sharing lessons from a planned curriculum that is almost identical to as if they were in school, using all of the resources at our disposal. You will be aware of many online learning opportunities that have just been launched and supported by the DfE e.g. The Oak National Academy Resources and BBC Bitesize, now on TV. If we feel these are of use, we will include them in our planned curriculum and lesson tasks. It is important that pupils follow our curriculum throughout this challenging period.

Virtual School

Please encourage all pupils to continue to follow our simple steps of:

  1. Register every school day. Go to Resources > Virtual School Registers
  2. Complete their lessons via Firefly Tasks
  3. Mark all work as done at the end of the lesson

Registers form a key component or our safe and well checks. It is vital that we keep in contact with our pupils over this lockdown period and we have a duty of care to ensure that they are all safe and well. We very much appreciate parents/carers responding promptly to our communications when the pastoral team get in touch and hope that you are finding this contact helpful and reassuring.

Learning Online

We know it is not easy to learn independently online. Therefore, if your child is ever stuck, has a question, would like a specific activity marked to help them progress, or would like to show off work they are proud of, they should use the functionality within every Firefly task. On a pc/mac they can write a comment to their teacher and send a file e.g. your child could send a photo of their work followed by a comment asking for a teacher to check their understanding. Using the Firefly app pupils can also use the added functionality of their device’s camera and microphone to send photos or a short recording to their teacher. Teachers will be monitoring the Firefly tasks before going live for the final 30 mins of the lesson.

Pupils who are having trouble accessing our online education should contact our IT support and their Progress Manager. IT support can be accessed via this email address: Firefly@endon.staffs.sch.uk.

All lessons will follow a pupil's timetable and be delivered in real time. Pupils access all of the lessons through Firefly tasks, supported with MS Teams for the live sections.

  • The introduction to lesson will be supported by a short 5-10 minute recorded video or a live session. This should help to explain what the pupil needs to do and begin to teach the content of the lesson.
  • When pupils have completed their work, they are expected to upload evidence of each completed task. Most probably photos of exercise book pages. This work will be reviewed, as exercise books are in a lesson, with a book check protocol and will form the basis for teacher's feedback and unpicking of common misconceptions in the final 30 mins of the lesson, or in the following lesson.
  • The final phase of the lesson will be done live on MS Teams and staff will also use Firefly tasks timelines to communicate with pupils and review their work. All pupils will be expected to attend online.

The School Day

08.45 - Pupils Register on Firefly (go to Resources > Virtual School Registers)

08.50 - Lesson 1: Lesson tasks with Videos, instructions and TEAMS link are published. Live feedback to pupils via Firefly task responses.

09.00 - Staff are available online to respond to questions, and provide feedback on work done, via Firefly task responses.

09.55 - Lesson 1 goes live on Teams. The link will be shared in the Firefly Task.

10.25 - Lesson 1 Register taken.

10.30 - Break

10.45 - Lesson 2: Lesson tasks with Videos, instructions and TEAMS link are published. Live feedback to pupils via Firefly task responses.

10.55 - Staff are available online to respond to questions, and provide feedback on work done, via Firefly task responses.

11.50 - Lesson 2 goes live on Teams. The link will be shared in the Firefly Task.

12.20 - Lesson 2 Register taken.

12.25 - Lunch

12.55 Lesson 3 - Lesson tasks with Videos, instructions and TEAMS link are published. Live feedback to pupils via Firefly task responses.

13.05 - Staff are available online to respond to questions, and provide feedback on work done, via Firefly task responses.

14.00 - Lesson 3 goes live on Teams. The link will be shared in the Firefly Task.

14.30 - Lesson 3 Register taken.

14.35 - Form Time Task set/Assembly/L4L and FTs/PM Chase non engagement/Safeguarding issues.

15.00 End of School Day

Safeguarding

  • Staff and pupils must never use the video on Teams. Staff will be expected to share screens and use the microphone functionality only. Pupils must have microphones muted at all times unless prompted to answer a question. Pupils that do not follow these expectations will be removed from the call. All calls will be recorded.

Remember to use 'Speak Out' if you have any Safeguarding Concerns. It has a button on the top right of everyone's' Firefly website frontpage or you can click Speak Out heading. 

For further information:

gov.uk/backtoschool

The Department for Education helpline:

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

The latest guidance for education settings is available here.

 

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