- Pupils who are unwell with COVID symptoms must not attend school
- A pupil with a member of their household showing these symptoms must not attend school
- Any pupil who has been notified as a close contact of someone with COVID by the NHS Test and Trace service must not attend school.
- High temperature (37.8°C or more)
- New continuous cough
- Loss or change in taste or smell
- The school will follow protocols to deal with any suspected cases of COVID.
- The pupil will be isolated and parents contacted to request that they are collected urgently.
- Up-to-date Government guidance on getting a test and isolating must then be followed and the test result shared with the School.
- Members of staff or pupils who have been in close contact with someone with symptoms are not required to go home to self-isolate unless: they develop symptoms themselves (in which case they should arrange a test); the symptomatic person subsequently tests positive; or they have been requested to do so by NHS Test and Trace
- NHS Test and Trace
- All pupils, staff, and visitors will need to comply with the NHS Test and Trace process. If anyone in your household develops symptoms you must book a test online or by phone and the whole household must comply in full with self-isolation guidelines.
- The School must be kept informed as promptly as possible.
Here is the latest advice from the government.
Schools are responsible for day-to-day health and safety whenever a child is in the care of school staff – this includes school trips and clubs.
Every school has a health and safety policy.
Governors discuss health and safety at governor Premises meetings and at Staffing and Pupil Welfare meetings.
At Holly Park we talk to the School Council regularly about health and safety.
At Holly Park we update our school risk assessments annually.
We also do an internal health and safety audit annually.
Keeping safe involves many areas:
- Online safety
- First Aid
- Site Security
- Recruitment of Staff
- Visitors and volunteers
- Behaviour/Anti Bullying
- Positive Handling
- Photographing and Videoing
- Personal care
- Trips and Visits
- Home Visits
- Managing Critical Incidents
All of these areas are covered in our health and safety policy, our safeguarding policy and many have a policy of their own.
Safety To And From School
Following on from Be Bright Be Seen Day and as the nights are drawing in please do talk to your child at an age appropriate level about the need to be more alert and follow the staying safe and stranger danger rules. This is especially important for any child travelling alone.
Nine ways to be safe while walking to school
- Look both ways and use zebra crossings.
- Never assume drivers can see you. Be alert and make eye contact with the driver.
- Look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
- Eyes up, phones down.
- Walk in a group.
- Walk on pavements or paths.
- Cross with an adult.
- Be a good role model.
- Be visible. Stranger danger
- Never stop to talk to anyone on the way to school or going home from school.
- Ignore any drivers who might slow down to speak to you.
- Never accept a ride from anyone that is not expected to take you home
- Always tell a trusted adult if something has happened that upsets you or makes you feel uncomfortable.
It will be compulsory for primary schools to teach some sort of First Aid from September 2020. Getting ahead of the game we have bought sessions for all classes from Reception to Y6 from a company that were recommended to us called Mini First Aid. Classes meet the new 2020 UK National Curriculum Requirements.