Covid-19 continues to have an impact on schools but we are doing everything we can to minimise any disruption to education.
Lateral flow tests for Covid-19
Up to one third of people who have Covid-19 experience no symptoms and the government is encouraging families to use free lateral flow tests twice a week to help to stop the virus spread and keep our school as safe as possible.
The government has also asked schools to carry our lateral flow tests on students at certain times in recent months. The online consent form for Covid-19 lateral flow testing in school can be found here.
Details of how the test is taken can be found in this NHS graphic here. In the event of a positive lateral flow test result for your child please inform the school as soon as possible.
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 book a PCR test using the Government website or by phoning NHS 119.
Please note schools are no longer involved in contact tracing and this is now handled by NHS England.
Guidance for students with asthma
We have produced guidance for parents and carers of children with asthma. You can find the guidance attached below.
School closure procedure
The government has set out guidance intended to keep schools open. 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.