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CV-19 Contingency

Current Status: Gretton School continues to work closely with parents and Local Authorities, providing, where required, a transitional programme to meet individual pupil’s needs on their return into school.

 

Information for parents/carers:

 

The safety and wellbeing of the children at Gretton School remains our top priority and we shall continue to work with families, carers and social workers during these unsettling times. We appreciate that many of our pupils are accessing increased anxiety on account of the pandemic so we will endeavour to continue to provide education in as normal a way as possible. Maintaining communication and relationships is key. We value the support of all members of the school community as we seek to keep our onsite education provision safe for pupils and staff.

 

Our Remote Education Policy is also still available on our website and explains how we provide education remotely using Google Classroom and the steps we are taking to reduce social isolation in young people learning at home if they were to self-isolate. 

 

We will continue to provide school devices for young people who need to access remote education, with safeguarding software installed. Please contact us as a matter of urgency if your child needs to access remote education but does not yet have a laptop or Chromebook provided by the school.

 

We thank you for your continued support during these extremely challenging times. As we continue to flex and respond to rapidly changing circumstances and guidance, we continue to welcome feedback from families on what is working well and what needs further adaptation.

 

Information for external visitors:

 

We are following government advice in order to keep our community safe. Any visitors and contractors will need to adhere to our strict health and safety guidelines, which includes CV-19 testing at home or onsite if necessary, 2m social distancing, and the wearing of a face mask indoors to keep the members of our school community safe. Please note, if we become aware of any additional outbreaks either through our own testing or through local Public Health teams, our assessment of risk may be reviewed and arranged visits may need to be cancelled at short notice.

 

Please see the latest guidance from the DfE on staying at home if symptomatic

See below for a video of our testing centre and process (for sound - please hover the mouse over the video then click on the music icon at the bottom right of the video):