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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.shaw-education.org.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.


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


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.shaw-education.org.uk

…when child’s test comes back negative and you have forwarded the confirmation email to office@endon.shaw-education.org.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)

…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 tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

  • Child should attend school

…the child only isolates if they themselves show any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19

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

  • Child should attend school

…the child only isolates if they themselves show any symptoms or test positive for COVID-19

…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 as instructed

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

…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


We know this continues to be an unsettling time. Please contact us if you have any concerns. 

Guidance For Children

The advice is:

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


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.


Household members need to check the nhs guidance about whether they need to isolate. If you are double vaccinated or a pupil at school you do not need to.

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


  • 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

Firefly Support:

Email: Firefly@endon.shaw-education.org.uk if you have any issues using Firefly.

If you need to contact the school, please email: Office@endon.shaw-education.org.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:


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


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 

All lessons and homeworks are set on Firefly for all pupils. Therefore, if a pupil is at home and fit to work they can access their tasks and complete the lessons, submitting work to their teachers.

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.


Endon High School is part of the Shaw Education Trust Limited, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales under company number 09067175 whose registered address is Shaw Education Trust Head Office, Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DL. Shaw Education Trust is an exempt charity. Endon High School is not accountable for the content displayed on the external webpages that may be linked from our site. All necessary precautions are taken to ensure the specified content linked to is of an appropriate nature; however, we cannot be held responsible for any other material published by any other site.