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      Covid-19 related pupil absence: A quick reference guide for parents

             

What to do if …

Action Needed

Return to school when

My Child has Covid-19 symptoms;

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means you feel hot to touch ion your chest or back.
  • A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH-this means coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hrs.
  • A LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE.-this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Get a test.

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATLEY ABOUT TEST RESULT

…….The test comes back negative

My Child tests positive for covid-19……..

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 10 days.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Bubble isolates/remote learning.

……They feel better. They can return after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last for several weeks.

My Child tests negative

 CONTACT THE SCHOOL

Discuss when your child can come back to school (same day/next day)

…..The test comes back negative.

My child is ill with symptoms not linked to covid-19

FOLLOW USUAL SCHOOL ABSENCE POLICY PROCEDURE

After 48hrs following the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea if this is the cause of absence

Someone in my household has covid-19 symptoms

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

Contact school.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Household members to get tested.

INFORM SCHOOL IMEDIATLEY ABOUT TEST RESULTS

…..The test comes back negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for covid-19

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

Contact school

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 14 days

…..The child has completed 14 days of isolation

NHS test & trace has identified my child has been in close contact of someone with symptoms of confirmed covid-19

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL.

CONTACT SCHOOL

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 14 days

…..The child has completed 14 days of isolation

We/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine.

Do not take unauthorised leave in term time.

Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel

Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed.

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 14 days from return date.

Self-isolate the whole household.

…..The quarantine period of 14 days has been completed

We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

CONTACT SCHOOL

Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again.

…..School inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school.

My child’s bubble is closed due to a covid-19 outbreak in school.

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

At home support your child with remote education provided by school.

Your child will need to isolate for 14 days.

…..School will inform you when the bubble will be reopened.

 

Attendance

 

The minimum attendance level which is expected for all primary aged children nationally is 95%. Further to this, individual schools are required to set an annual target for attendance. Green Haworth's target for this year is 96%. In order for us to meet this target we need to ask that all pupils aim for this level of attendance. A good attendance record is vital because even short periods of absence can mean that a child’s ability to keep up with school work may be significantly reduced. Friendship groups can also be affected by time away from school and this can be very upsetting for children.

 

In order to assess our progress in meeting this challenging target we review the attendance of individual pupils at least once every half term and contact parents of children who are not meeting the target to find out if they need any help or support.

 

Family holidays should not be taken during term time. Mr. Turner is not able to authorise these and your child will be marked as taking unauthorised leave.

 

Mr. Turner is able to authorise leave for exceptional circumstances such as funerals and a form needs to be completed to request this authorisation. The form is available from the office and it should be completed and returned to the office.

 

The happiness and educational progress of all the children at Green Haworth are our priorities and we believe that good attendance is a major way in which these priorities can be achieved. It is for this reason that we ask for your support in this matter. If you would like any further advice in relation to attendance please do not hesitate to contact school.

ILLNESS, ACCIDENTS & MEDICINES

If your child becomes ill or has an accident at school we may need to contact you. All parents are requested to give 3 emergency contact numbers at the start of each school year. Please inform us immediately of any changes.

Medicines should normally be administered at home. Some prescription medicines however may need to be administered at set times.

All prescription medicines should be clearly named, with the correct dosage. Parents should complete a form at the school office. Medicines should be handed into the office and collected at the end of the day by an adult.

SICKNESS

As it is difficult to determine whether a child has vomited due to an infectious bug or due to another reason, it is school policy that all children who have vomited are kept away from school for at least 24hours since the last sickness episode. This is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of highly infectious sickness bugs. Thank you for your support with this matter.

Please refer to the ‘Medicine’ policy:


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