Support during Covid 19
Recent guidelines now states:
Confirmatory PCR tests following a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test result are to be temporarily suspended from Tuesday 11 January. This will mean that anyone who receives a positive LFD test result will be required to self-isolate immediately and will not be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.
If someone is feeling well, a lateral flow test can be taken on day 6 and 7 after the positive test. If you receive negative LFD results on day 6 and day 7 of your self-isolation period – with tests taken 24 hours apart – you will no longer have to self-isolate for the full 10 days. The first test must be taken no earlier than day 6 of the self-isolation period.
What we still need you to inform the school office:
- positive LFD test result with the date of the test
- dates of the two negative LFD tests
- date your child will be returning to school
Schools are still responsible for reporting cases and the outcome of tests as this helps to inform future guidance.
If a child is well and self-isolating, school will provide work for home learning from the day after notification. For the first day please continue to refer to the website
- Parent support with mental health and wellbeing
- Every Mind Matters
- YD Expanded Wellbeing Toolkit (Devon).pdf
Guide Education - A free course to help parents help their children
As the lockdown takes hold once more, we would like to assist your school by offering a free support course to share with parents and guardians. The content of this course covers tips and tricks for parents to direct, inspire and feel in control of a child's learning at home.
It distils years of experience from teachers and headteachers who are also parents, into bite size videos with practical ideas and reflection points to develop with their children.
During the last lockdown we were inundated with requests for help and advice on home study, in our tuition centres and online. So we felt a course that honours parents and teaching basics would be of use.
This site has some really sensible, easy to access tips. There is a lot of information on there but the clips are only a couple of minutes long. You have to register to access the whole site but there is no cost.
- Supporting Mental Wellbeing during Coronavirus.docx.pdf
- Talking to children about Coronavirus.pdf
- Primary School_Parent Pack_Final.pdf
- Window Walk of Solidarity_Final.pdf
- Teens and Parents Pack _Final_2.pdf
- Anna Freud supporting schools and colleges.pdf