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Information about school during Covid 19 pandemic

Remote Learning Provision at William Rhodes

Keeping everyone in school safe

Under no circumstances should parents & carers send their child to school if they have any symptoms indicating Covid-19 or have been asked by Public Health England or NHS Test &Trace to self-isolate.

NHS England define symptoms as:

1.   Fever or high temperature (including ‘hot to touch’)

2.   New, persistent cough

3.   Loss or change in taste or smell

Please also be mindful of the Delta symptoms and carry out LFD tests if you suspect your child might have Covid.

The most common Delta symptoms for children are identified as:

  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell

Parents must report through to AJ in the usual way, by ringing school before 9.00am on the first day of absence.


Remote learning

If your child self-isolating we will provide them with their education remotely. We will use pre-recorded lessons and the teacher will check in with them on the phone or using Teams periodically. If you need to borrow a laptop to access the lessons, please ask AJ and she will arrange for one to be provided for you.


Arrangements for children who become unwell

If pupils become unwell in school with symptoms of Covid-19, then they will be isolated in school until taken home by a parent or carer, who must then arrange for their child to be tested by phoning 119.


Siblings will also need to go home and parents must follow the ‘Stay at home’ guidance.


As a school, we are required to ask you to inform us of when a test has been arranged to take place, and the outcome of that test once completed.  


We must inform Public Health England of any positive test outcomes. Public Health England then advise the school on appropriate next steps to manage risk.