Covid-19 has meant the school has had to make a number of changes to its daily operation.
Headteacher Mia Pye wrote to parents and carers in August 2020 prior to the start of term to outline the changes. The letter is attached below.
You can also find a document with frequently asked questions and a guide produced by Ealing Council to support your child’s return to school following lockdown. These are attached below.
Lateral flow tests for Covid-19
The Government has asked schools to undertake testing of students and staff using new, quicker Covid-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’.
Up to one third of people who have Covid-19 experience no symptoms and by testing in school we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our school as safe as possible. The test is voluntary, but I would encourage everyone to take it.
In the event of a student or member of staff testing positive for Covid-19, the school will follow procedures outlined by the local Public Health England team. This will identify any students who have had close contact with the positive case and decide on self-isolation requirements. Parents whose children are affected by this will be contacted by text message and email so please ensure your contact details are fully up-to-date.
There is an absence guide for parents attached at the bottom of the page with further information regarding this.
NHS Test and Trace process
If you or your child becomes ill with the symptoms of Covid-19 there is a clear process to follow from NHS Test and Trace.
Anyone who becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell, must stay at home and self-isolate for at least 10 days. They must also arrange to have a test using the Government website or by phoning NHS 119. Please note that only people displaying symptoms should book a test.
Full details of the NHS Test and Trace process can be found attached below.
Due to the restraints of using ‘year group bubbles’, we will not be able to use the dining hall until government restrictions are lifted. We strongly advise parents to send students in with a packed lunch. Any child who cannot bring in their own packed lunch may pre-order a packed lunch consisting of a sandwich or baguette, a piece of fruit and a bottle of water. The cost for this will be £2.35. Parents will need to pre-order packed lunches for a month at a time and we will need to know 5 days in advance, if your child wishes to have a packed lunch for the following month. To order, parents will need to email email@example.com. The lunches will be charged for daily.
Children who receive free school meals will automatically be provided with a packed lunch free of charge which they will need to collect at lunchtime from their designated zone.
There will be no food available to purchase at breaktime. Students will need to bring in their own snacks and water bottle from home for breaktime.
Details of how to apply for free school meals can be found on our School Meals page.
Guidance for students with asthma
We have produced guidance for parents and carers of children with asthma. You can find the guidance attached below.
September reopening video
We have produced a video for students and parents to reassure those who are anxious regarding the return to school in September:
School closure procedure
The government has set out new guidance intended to keep schools open whenever possible. In the event of an unavoidable closure, details will appear on the school website and on the school's Twitter feed. In this situation, work for students to complete at home will be available on Google Classroom. Students can log in to Google Classroom here -their login details are their Greenford email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and their normal Greenford password. Students should also check their school email daily to ensure they are aware of all work set. When logging into webmail, students just need their regular school username, not the whole email address.