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Covid 19 Information Summary
This page is designated to all Covid 19 letters and documents we have sent home to parents/carers. Please see the summaries below of information contained in each letter for your reference.
- Welcome Back
- Covid Update
- New Intake
- Parent Forum
- Open Evening & Morning
- Timings for Monday 7th
- 50th Anniversary
- Summer Closure
- Emergency Safeguarding Contact
- Start Days/ Times for September
- Covid-19 Testing in September
- Risk Assessments & Policies
- Changes to Contact Tracing
- September Lateral Flow Tests
- Number of Covid cases
- Self Isolation
- Working at home
- Suspension of the lifting of restrictions and the impact on planned events
- Teenage mental health
- Grading 2021
- Confirmed Covid case
What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
What to do if your child / family member tests LFD positive
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
- COVID-19 variant
- COVID-19 Variant
- How you can help
- Lateral Flow Tests
- Parent & Student Surveys
- Kitchen staff isolating
- Inset Day 7th June
- Waingels Unplugged
- Parents Survey
- 50th Anniversary Celebrations
- Changes to staggered starts
- Changes to Lunch time
- Changes to end of day
- Wearing of face coverings in lessons
- Home Testing
- Covid Update
- Year 11 and 13 Awarding of Grades
- Additional Inset Day
- End of Year Assessments
- Waingels Awarded Funding
- Start of term
- Lateral Flow Tests
- Face Coverings
19/04/2021- Face Coverings to Remain in Place after Easter Break
On Tuesday 6 April, the government confirmed that face coverings should continue to be worn in secondary school and college classrooms as a precautionary measure when students return after the Easter holiday. Further information can be found here.
- LFD Testing
- Close Contact
- LFD v PCR
- Remote Learning
- Home Testing
15/03/2021- Message from Department for Education re. Lateral Flow Tests
About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading and protect your loved ones. As lockdown restrictions gradually ease we all need to play our part to help protect each other.
The following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing made available to them:
- secondary school pupils and college students
- staff of primary and secondary schools, nurseries and colleges
- households, childcare and support bubbles of nursery children, primary and secondary-age pupils and college students
- households, childcare and support bubbles of staff of nurseries, primary and secondary schools, and colleges
Children of primary school age or younger will not be asked to test at this time.
If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble of a pupil, student or staff of a school, nursery or college, you can get a twice-weekly test:
- through your employer if they offer testing to employees
- at a local test site
- by collecting a home test kit from a test site
- by ordering a home test kit online
Get a test through your employer
Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more.
Take a test at a rapid lateral flow test site
You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.
You may need to book an appointment.
Collect test kits
You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests.
Anyone 18 or over can collect.
Most collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm. You can check online if the location is open or busy before you go. You do not need to make an appointment.
Do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times.
Order home test kits online
If you cannot get tested at your workplace, or are unable to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online.
Do not order online if you can get a test through other methods. This frees up home delivery for those who need it most.
For more information, please visit:
- Lateral Flow Testing
Updated Testing Announcement- 09/03/2021
Lateral Flow Test Results
We are really pleased with how well the lateral flow tests have been going and especially the way the students have conducted themselves.
We wanted to give you an update about the results of the tests. We will know within 30-35 minutes whether your child has had a positive test result. If that is the case, we will contact you and your child as soon as possible. Therefore, if you are not contacted by us please assume your child’s result is negative. Uploading the results onto the Track and Trace software is time consuming as it is a large administrative task. For this reason, there will be a delay from when your child takes a test to you receiving the result of that test. Students should continue to attend school unless we have contacted you to inform you of a positive result.
Testing Announcement- 05/03/2021
The Department for Education (DfE) has asked us to share the following information with our Parent/Carers. If you have any queries please use the phone numbers in the DfE message below – unfortunately we do not have any additional information and therefore we will not be able to answer any queries about this.
Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college
NHS Test and Trace announced earlier this week, that all adults in households with school and college age children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.
Test kits can either be collected or ordered online, as set out below. Schools should not give test kits to parents, carers or household members and should not order more test kits for this purpose. Secondary school and college students will continue to access testing through their school or college.
Please share the information below with your parent networks to help answer any questions they may have.
Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.
Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:
- through your employer, if they offer testing to employees
- by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests
- by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most
If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.
Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.
Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.
- Covid-19 Testing
- Consent- By Wednesday 3rd March deadline (3pm)
- First Test Year Group Dates (before school re-opens)
- Second Test Year Group Dates
- Third Test Year Group Dates
- Risk Assessments and Policies
- Covid-19 Cases
- 8th March- Inset Day
- Lateral Flow Covid Tests
- Staggered Starting and Ending Times
- 11th March- Year 9 Parents Consultations
- Wearing of Masks
- Welcome Back
- GCSEs cancelled
- 2pm Meeting for all Year 11 students on Teams with Mr Bartlett on 07/01/2021
- Parents Consultations postponed until 28th January
A detailed page of our Home Learning FAQs can be found here. If your question has not been answered, please fill in the form below where we will get back to you as soon as we can.
- Lateral Flow Testing
- Schedule for Return Dates and Times
- Covid 19 Pandemic Response
- Mental Health
- Contact Tracing during Christmas Break
- Christmas Dinner
- Jerusalema Dance
- Corona Virus updates and thank you's
- Student Mental Health and Well-being
- End of Term Jerusalema Dance
- Christmas Dinner
- Food Bank & IT Recycling
- Year group working from home schedule
- Wednesday 11th Nov: Year 9 working at home
- Thursday 12th Nov: Year 8 working at home
- Friday 13th Nov: Year 12 working at home
- Monday 16th Nov: Year 10 working at home
- School closed to students in Year 10 on 10/11/2020
- Ventilation & winter clothing
- Covid related staff absence
- Covid related student absence
- Face coverings, Extra Curricular and other measures
- School opening times
- Travel to and from school
- Drop off and pick up
- Parent Consultations
- Children in Need
- Link to live Microsoft Teams consent form
- From 12/10/2020 Year 7 & 8 students will move for all lessons
- From 12/10/2020 the wearing of face masks when students are moving between lessons and when using the toilets or buying food will be mandatory.
Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department have asked us to share and circulate this letter amongst parents at our school.
The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions you may have around testing.
- 9am start time for Year 11, 12 & 13
- Accessing lessons from home when self-isolating
- Published GCSE & A Level grades
- Regular hand washing
- Wearing of face coverings when travelling to lessons
- One way system
- Year group bubbles
- Waingels code of conduct
- Limiting visitors into school
- Minimising contact between students
- Borrowing of PE kit
- Changing facilities
- Extra-curricular activities
- Face coverings in education setting
- Code of Conduct
- Attendance Policy
- Parents & Carers on site meetings and visiting
- Hand sanitiser
- Timings of the day
- Break/lunch time arrangements
- Risk assessments & hygiene
- Mobile phones
- Returning from countries outside the UK
- Tutor Interviews
- Testing/ test results/ track & trace
- Confirmed cases in school
- Students being sent home
- School outbreak
- Clinicially vulnerable and shielding
- Returning to school