Tapton School Academy Trust

Covid-19 and School Opening - Latest Updates

Testing

The Department for Education has confirmed that is vital to keep testing at home into the summer term. Information on testing, including our privacy statement, is available  here.

Managing Risk

Our schools continue to enure that they are safe as possible for our learners and staff. We continue to review risk assessments on a weekly basis and respond to any updated guidance. Our risk statement can be found here.

School Meals

Schools will be providing meals as normal on full reopening.

Where learners that are eligible for free school meals are required to isolate through track and trace, the Trust will provide a voucher or hamper for the period of isolation.

What you can do to help us

  Keep up to date with the latest guidance: 

The government has released its 'roadmap' for the easing of lockdown restrictions in England. At present, important restrictions remain in place. Please continue to follow government guidance .Visit the government website for details on current rules and restrictions:

  • Help your child to understand what they need to do to stay safe
  • Only bring your child to school if they are well with no symptoms (see 'Recognising Symptoms' at the bottom of this page)
  • Follow the isolation guidelines if you are contacted by NHS Track and Trace (See Isolation - A Quick Guide for Parents' at the bottom of this page)
  • Book a test if you or your child are displaying symptoms
  • Tell us if your child or anyone in the household has a positive Covid-19 test 
  • Provide us with details of anyone you or your child have been in close contact with, if you were to test positive for Covid-19.

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 Getting to School 

  • Walk or cycle where possible
  • Wear school uniform 
  • Only one member of the household to bring the child to school 
  • Maintain social distancing 
  • Ensure your child wears a face mask on school or public transport (Year 7 and above)
  • Don't let your child eat or drink on public transport 
  • Don't bring toys or other items from home.

 Arriving at School 

  • Arrive at the correct time
  • Students should wear a face mask in school (Year 7 and above)
  • Parents must not enter school - apart from a prearranged meeting
  • Students should not leave school at lunchtimes.

 After School 

  • Arrive at the correct pick up time
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Remind your child about hand washing.