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COVID 19

This is a reminder of the guidance we all have to follow regarding keeping everyone safe in school.

If children and adults in the school display these symptoms:

• continuous cough
• high temperature
• loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell

If a child/adult becomes unwell with these symptoms at school then they will be sent home, you will need to arrange a test and the child/adult will need to self-isolate for 10 days. Other members of their household need to self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first displayed symptoms.

If someone (child or adult) in a bubble has a positive test, we will inform you whether your child needs to self-isolate. Your household does not have to self-isolate in this instance.

If a bubble has to close for 14 days, work will be sent home with your child. There will also be online activities on Flipgrid, Class Dojo, Spelling Shed, Maths Shed and White Rose Maths for children to complete.

• Please do not send your child to school if your child or any other household members are displaying Covid-19 symptoms.
• Please keep school informed if anyone in your household displays symptoms.
• Please inform school of Covid-19 test results.

Drybrook Primary Schools Online Provision...

At Drybrook School, our online offer means that ALL children will be taught in live lessons from their teachers. We do this using Google Meet and Google Classroom, both of which are safe to use because they link to the child and staff accounts. Staff have all been trained on the use of these platforms and we continue to work on our own CPD so that we can ensure that these lessons are the best they can be.

Any child who does not have access to the technology needed to work online is allocated a Chromebook from the school.

Children follow a planned timetable of lessons lasting between 15-minute inputs for the very young children to half an hour slots for the older children with the teachers and TAs available to work with any child who is having trouble or needs extra 1:1 help. Each class has its own timetable which is on their class page.

The school is open to vulnerable children and those of critical workers and we ensure that there is in-class support for these children. Every child on the SEND register is allocated a key worker and they check in to ensure children are accessing their learning. Children with EHCPs will continue to work with their allocated TA (where applicable). TAs are all working online and are available to support children in lessons. Children in receipt of the Pupil Premium remains a primary focus in all that we do (including feedback and support).

To support wellbeing and safeguarding, we start every day with check-in for class teachers. Any issues can then be raised with the admin team or family support worker and we also operate an immediate contact policy regarding non-attendance to online lessons.

We continue to have a dialogue with parents/carers and children so that we can make any changes based upon feedback received.

Useful links - 

All households with children of school age to get 2 rapid COVID-19 tests per person per week

What parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19