Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice & Information
The guidance below changes on 17/1/22
New guidance from 17/1/22
All children aged 5 to 18 years and 6 months, regardless of their vaccination status
In line with recent national guidance, if children are identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 – whether Omicron or not – children should take an NHS rapid lateral flow test every day for 7 days to help slow the spread of COVID-19. If the lateral flow is negative, they can continue to attend school.
In school, children and staff who have had a positive test result have experienced a much wider range of symptoms than those listed by the Government.
These include the following symptoms: stomach ache/nausea, headache, a runny nose, sneezing, coughing and unusual tiredness.
Following Public Health advice anyone with even mild symptoms should go for a PCR, if they have had recent contact with a positive COVID19 case.
In school we will send out a notification via ParentMail following a confirmed positive case in a class. This notification will go to all pupils and staff who have been working in the same class or activity group within the previous 48 hours. Parents are therefore asked to notify school of any positive results via the email email@example.com
All remote learning will be communicated to families via Google Classroom to provide a secure, safe environment to share resources and to provide video sessions between staff and children in each class.
Enquires regarding Google Classroom should be sent to class teachers or to Mrs Moss (Deputy Head).
For more information about our Remote Learning please follow the following link:
Covid Risk Assessment
Taken from Guidance for full opening: schools
'Employers must protect people from harm. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect staff, pupils and others from coronavirus (COVID-19) within the education setting.
Schools have remained open to some pupils since 23 March 2020, welcoming more pupils back from 1 June 2020. Schools should therefore have already assessed the risks and implemented proportionate control measures to limit the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) for a limited number of pupils.
It is a legal requirement that schools should have revisited and updated their risk assessments (building on the learning to date and the practices they have already developed) before the autumn term began. Schools should have considered the additional risks and control measures to enable a return to full capacity during the autumn term. Schools should have also reviewed and updated their wider risk assessments and consider the need for relevant revised controls in respect of their conventional risk profile considering the implications of coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools should also have ensured that they have implemented sensible and proportionate control measures which follow the health and safety hierarchy of controls to reduce the risk to the lowest reasonably practicable level.'
BCS COVID RISK ASSESSMENT LINK - updated 9/1/22
Please click on the link above for the full report on how 'catch up' premium is being allocated at BCS
How to support SEND pupils
A link to our SEND page where you will find additional links and resources
How to support child and family wellbeing
A link to our family support page with further links to support from outside agencies.
How to support home learning
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice and Information
We can all help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser gel if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Urgent Communication to parents and carers will sent via ParentMail if required
We will follow advice from Public Health England, which is updated daily.
In the event of a school closure, work will be provided by staff and posted on the class pages.