COVID 19 INFORMATION
All of the information regarding the changes that have been implemented to ensure that our Academy is COVID compliant can be found here. Keeping ourselves and each other safe is a collective community effort. That is why it is imperative that our pupils, parents and staff read, understand everything outlined below, and in future correspondence over this period.
We appreciate your support in helping us implement these changes, and we will continue to review and develop areas of the Academy where necessary.
Procedure if a Positive Covid 19 case has been identified.
The Department for Education’s default is no longer to self-isolate the whole class or ‘bubble’ in secondary settings and the definition of close contacts has become more refined for Years 7 -13. Nevertheless there may still be instances where the appropriate course of action is to send entire bubbles home. In all cases we will use the following information from Public Health England and the London Coronavirus Response Cell to decide how to proceed:
Look at the student timetable to identify classes during the infectious period - The infectious period is 48 hour prior to the start of symptoms.
Look at seating plans – Students who sat within 2 metres of the case during their infectious period in school are likely to be identified as close contacts.
Check friendship groups of the student with the confirmed case – Students who have had definite face to face contact with them during the infectious period are likely to be identified as contacts.
Check teachers on timetable - Any staff members who have had close contact with the confirmed case during the infectious period.
Identify other close contacts – Any definite face to face contact.
We then use all of the information above to identify the close contacts that should isolate.
Other information we also take into consideration in collapsing a bubble:
The ratio of students that will remain on site and those to be sent home – to ensure that face to face teaching remains productive for those students that remain on site.
Staffing ratios to teach students safely – to ensure that students can be taught in a safe environment.