Our Covid risk assessment
We are determined to do all that we can to ensure our school is as safe as possible for our children, their families and carers, our staff, and any visitors who come to school. Our risk assessment is based upon the Local Authority guidance and is approved and reviewed by our school Governors. Please see below our most recent risk assessment, updated to take into consideration the changes we have put into place for September 2020. This will be constantly under review as we monitor how things are going, and will be changed as needed to ensure we have the best possible practice in place.
We know that returning to school will cause all sorts of anxieties for children and their parents. If families have any concerns or questions about how we manage the risk of Covid, they should email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 0113 2853000. We will do our best to resolve all worries as quickly as possible.
Illness and absence
If your child is displaying any symptoms of coronavirus then you must not send them to school under any circumstances. The symptoms are:
- a high temperature – this means they feel hot to touch on their chest or back;
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours; and/or
- a loss of, or change in, your child’s normal sense of taste of smell (anosmia).
Please be vigilant for these symptoms and if your child starts to display any of them, it would then be necessary for all other members of your household to self-isolate for 14 days. Anyone with symptoms can now be tested for COVID-19, and this should ideally happen within the first five days from the onset of symptoms. Please see the NHS.UK website for more information:
If you are concerned about your child’s health, please refer to the NHS 111 website or telephone NHS 111 or your GP.
For more information on COVID-19 please see
If your child’s bubble gets a suspected case of Covid-19
If there is a suspected case then that child/adult will need to get a test. The bubble will continue to attend school as normal until the result comes back. If it is negative then no action needs to be taken.
However, If your child is in the same bubble as a person who tests positive, they must stay at home and self-isolate for the next 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms. This is in accordance with the government’s test and trace programme and to help prevent the virus spreading to others. Other members of your household do not need to self-isolate unless your child starts to show symptoms of COVID-19.