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Archway School

COVID

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26/03/2021:  Our school community has today had 2 positive test results for COVID-19.  Close contact tracing has been taking place this morning and as a result a number of students in Years 8 and 10 have been asked to isolate for a period of 10 days.  These students will be provided with work to do via our SatchelOne website.  We continue to take measures against the spread of COVID-19 very seriously and thankfully cases within our community have been very rare.  I am grateful to all of those parents who were able to come in to collect their children this morning.

Kieron Smith

Headteacher


Our priority at this time is the safety and wellbeing of everyone so I need to make sure that all staff and students are aware of the measures and procedures that we have put in place using the government guidance.

Our adapted timetable of 3 sessions per day will continue until further notice. This will allow us to keep the students in their year group ‘bubbles’, reduce the amount of movement around the school and continue to have staggered breaks and lunchtimes.

The School is still running any potential cases of COVID through a series of ‘triage’ questions before deciding to send a child home.  Should your child display symptoms of COVID-19 then they shall be asked to remain at home until either:
• A 10 day period of isolation is over or
• The School receives notice of a negative test result.

Until this time, it is also required that any other household members remain at home for a period of 10 days.

Please do not send your child in to School if they have been isolated at home and the above conditions are not met as this compromises our strict guidelines and the government policy on how to handle cases.

If a child who is coming into school is found to be a close contact of a positive case of COVID-19, they will need to remain at home for 10 days.

The School is currently not accepting visitors, so you will be asked to have a telephone consultation instead of a face-to-face meeting.