Covid 19 Reopening to all pupils -March 2021
This page will display any information regarding Covid-19 and any questions which have been submitted to our school staff and are relevant for the entire school community.
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Test and Trace process
We will be engaging fully with the NHS Test & Trace process, and will work closely with the local Health Protection Team of Public Health England, Strive4 Academy and the Local Authority to ensure that any confirmed cases are reported without delay.
Where there is a possible case of coronavirus in school
If a child or member of staff develops symptoms of coronavirus, the individual concerned will be sent home and asked to self-isolate for 10 days. They will be asked to arrange a test at the earliest convenience (either by visiting a test centre, or by requesting a home test kit) and to share the results with the school. Household members and siblings of the pupil displaying the symptoms must also self-isolate for 14 days. All other children in school within the bubble will be able to continue to attend school as normal.
Where there is a confirmed case of coronavirus in school
If a child or member of staff test positive for coronavirus, the individual concerned will be asked to self-isolate for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.
If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10 day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.
Other members of their household or support bubble should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms and should continue this period of isolation even if they too have been tested and have received a negative test result.
The school will work with the Health Protection Team of Public Health England to carry out a risk assessment to determine who else, if anyone, also need to isolate.
The parents/carers of other children within the bubble will be sent a letter to notify them of this situation, and will be advised of any additional measures which are required. The individual will not be named and personally identifiable information will not be included.
What you can do
If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we would ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.
- A high temperature
- A new and persistent cough
- A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or small (anosmia)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. If you have any concerns or questions about the Test and Trace process, please contact
Useful coronavirus information for parents
If your child is feeling anxious about coming back to school then sharing social stories can be really helpful for young children and help to express the situation in a clear factual way, reducing emotional responses. Please click on the link below for social stories for younger and older children.
Click on 'whole school' to read all information regarding school reopening, Coronavirus Updates and letters regarding school closure.
Digital Safety During Covid-19
Educational Pyschology Parent Helpline
Picture News at Home Update
Telephone support for CYP during the Coronavirus
Things to do during lock down
Supportive Information During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Domestic Abuse Support
With the increased risks of lockdown Redbridge have a domestic violence hotline which can be accessed from this link https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-hub/victims-of-domestic-abuse/
Help and support is always available for anyone suffering from DomesticAbuse during isolation in Redbridge. Find support at www.redbridge.gov.uk/reachout or call 999 if you are in immediate danger.
Are you struggling to manage your behaviour and hurting a loved one? Learn how you can stop the abuse from happening by contacting ReachOut or find support in Redbridge at www.redbridge.gov.uk/reachout
National Educational Support
Please see the following links for details of government support during this time.