In line with current Government guidance, schools are now open to ALL CHILDREN. If your child is clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable, please contact the school office to review an individual risk assessment.
This is all part of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown which is outlined below. Beneath this, you will find information about our procedures and protocols at Yew Tree during this time.
If you have any questions then do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the main office.
Coronavirus Advice & Information
This page has been set up to share information and advice related to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please take note of the following as you can help to slow the spread of Cornavirus by ensuring you and your children follow these general principles to stop the spread of the respiratory virus:
The most common symptoms of Coronavirus are:
If anybody in your household has displayed symptoms then it is important that everybody in the household stays at home in 'isolation' for 10 days (even if you are eligible to leave usually) or until the person with symptoms has a negative test outcome.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
The Government has announced that anyone with symptoms of Covid19 is eligible to book a test. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste can book a test here: www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
Additionally, if you test positive for Covid19, you will be contacted by the Test & Trace Service. Information about what this means is available online at: www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works. We would ask you to keep in touch with school via telephone or electronic communication so we can take necessary precautions in terms of advising others about isolation.
If you do have to visit our school, for any reason, we are asking you to take note of the Visitor Protocols to keep yourself and others safe.
Any regular visitors to our school are eligible for twice weekly Lateral Flow Device tests (asymptomatic tests) so they should ask about these. Families of children attending school are also eligible for these tests. Information about how to obtain these is available online at:
WIDER RE-OPENING OF SCHOOL
From September 2020, the Government have advised that schools should be open to all children. This means that, from that date, education becomes statutory once again and children should attend school as normal. The latest Government guidance and information, about school's reopening, for parents/carers is available by CLICKING HERE.
If children cannot attend school for any reason, parents/carers should report absence via the usual channels (i.e. by phoning the school). We understand that some families will be anxious about children returning to school but this is vital so that they can catch up on any lost learning from 2019/20. In the information included on this page, you will find details about our risk assessment and controls to keep the children, staff and wider community as safe as possible. If you have any questions or concerns then please do get in touch.
Please note that if your child is extremely clinically vulnerable, or living with somebody who is, then you should discuss this with a member of staff by contacting the school in advance. Similarly, if your child has an underlying health condition which you believe makes them vulnerable, please do get in touch with the school.
Yew Tree Primary School will always follow the latest Public Health England and Government advice about the vulnerability of individuals. You can read the latest guidance, about people at higher risk, from the Government website by CLICKING HERE. If you have any questions then please do get in contact with us.
In the event that somebody at school tests positive for Covid19 symptoms, we are obliged to share the data we have available with NHS Test & Trace. This includes the names of people who have been in close contact and their contact details. Information about the NHS Test & Trace service, and the information we share, is available to download below. NB: We already hold this information for pupils and staff so you do not need to complete this form.
In the event of an outbreak of Covid19, Yew Tree Primary School will work closely with Public Health England and agree any 'local lockdown' or quarantine procedures necessary and we shall communicate this appropriately. However, please note, we shall not disclose who has tested positive with symptoms. In the event of a any school closure, we shall switch to our Virtual School ASAP and communicate accordingly.
Remote Learning Provision
In the event of full or partial school closures, for reasons related to Covid, we shall instigate our Covid19 Contingency Plan. This includes remote learning provision in order to mitigate the impact of any lost learning for children. Remote learning provision is a legal responsibility that schools have so please do read the information we have provided carefully. Full guidance, including our Remote Learning Policy & Guidance, is available on the VIRTUAL SCHOOL page of our website.
Home isn’t always a safe place. The closure of schools could put some children at greater risk of abuse and neglect and that’s why we’re supporting the NSPCC. If you’re worried about a child or young person, or if you notice that something just doesn’t seem right, the @NSPCC is here. You can talk to their helpline team who offer free support and guidance on 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri / 9am-6pm weekends) or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org 24/7.