Partial Closure - individuals isolating
The school is keen to educate as many pupils as possible in school. Primarily, however, we want to keep everyone safe so we must strictly adhere to our COVID19 protocols. This means that at times it will be necessary to send identified pupils home.
Partial closures occur when we have confirmed cases in school. Following the disclosure of a confirmed case, the school will contact the individuals who need to self-isolate.
Individuals could be told to self-isolate because they are friends with a individual who has received a positive test result or because they have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed diagnosis e.g. seated close to them in a lesson. The school keeps detailed records of seating arrangements so that we can track and isolate individuals. Nonetheless, we would ask parents / carers to be alert and to notify the school if they feel that their child should self-isolate. For example, if a child has had contact with another person who has tested family out of school, such as when travelling to school or socialising at the weekend.
In the event of a partial closure, and when identified children are self-isolating, teachers will continue to post work and to monitor learning remotely. If children are feeling well, they are encouraged to follow their normal timetable submitting work to their teacher using the recommended method (typically Google Classroom or Satchel:one). If children are ill, the school is of-course sympathetic, but asks that they catch up the work when they are better.