We successfully delivered a year of quality education using remote learning via google classroom and then Key Stage and Year Group bubbles around school. In line with government guidance, we are now very much looking forward to returning to a more traditional school day model. Our superb new facilities offer plenty of open space and flexible learning spaces to keep our community as safe as possible in these difficult times.
Since schools reopened in September with fewer restrictions, we continue to ensure the following:
Good hygiene for everyone
Maintaining appropriate cleaning regimes
Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated
Following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
To continue to keep our community safe, we encourage all pupils to routinely conduct lateral flow tests and to seek PCR tests in the event of a positive test result or any COVID symptoms. We ask that parents and carers communicate with the school office to ensure that the school can immediately provide remote learning if pupils are self-isolating in line with government guidance.
Contingency plans are in place, should they be required. In the event of an outbreak or changes in government guidance, parents and pupils will receive detailed communication explaining our response. This is likely to include measures such as: increased levels of testing, the reintroduction of masks and the limiting of visitors onsite.
If you would like further clarification please contact our COVID leads:
Junior Department - Mrs Rolfe JuniorHead@cobhamfreeschool.org.uk
Senior Department - Ms Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE January 2022: In response to the emergence of the Omicron variant this winter we have reintroduced a number of protective measures to protect our community. This includes onsite testing and the compulsory wearing of masks in communal areas. We have also taken steps to reduce the mixing of year groups or large gatherings of pupils and staff and request that visitors do not attend the site unless absolutely necessary.