Latest government announcement:
LOUGHTON SCHOOL WILL BE MOVING TO ONLINE LEARNING FOR ALL CHILDREN EXCLUDING THOSE OF KEY-WORKERS AND THOSE DEEMED AS VULNERABLE FROM TUESDAY 5 JANUARY UNTIL AT LEAST FEBRUARY HALF TERM.
The common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
· a high temperature of 37.8oc,
· a new, continuous cough and/or
· loss of sense of taste or smell
If your child has any of these symptoms, do NOT send them to school. They must self-isolate immediately.
Please be aware that there are other symptoms reported in children which can look like symptoms of other common illnesses. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 in children are headaches, fever and a cough. If your child has these symptoms, please do NOT send them into school.
If your child tests positive:
Please contact school as soon as you can to inform us by using the email address: Covid@loughton.school
You must inform the school so that the leadership team can swiftly consider who else will also need to self-isolate. After a positive result, your child and the whole family should self-isolate for at least ten days or until they have no fever, whichever is longer. Your child does not need to continue to self-isolate after ten days if they only have a cough or loss of sense of smell or taste, as these symptoms can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.
If your child is self-isolating they must not do the following:
- do not go to school or any public places
- do not go on public transport or use taxis
- do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family
- do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one
If your child's class bubble has closed but they show no symptoms of Covid themselves:
Your child should self-isolate until the end date provided to you by the school. Siblings may continue to attend school and parents can attend work as normal - the risk of secondary transmission is very low.
Home learning padlet pages:
In the event of the government enforcing learning from home, or a school bubble being told to self-isolate, we will be uploading work to the following learning pages. Please note these are separate from the weekly homework padlets and will only go live when necessary and within 24 hours. Years 3 & 4 have a year group learning page. Years 5 & 6 have individual class pages.
Year 4: https://padlet.com/rodgiek/year4
Year 5: https://padlet.com/ruggless4/home - for when a class bubble needs to isolate
Year 6: https://padlet.com/higginsc8/year6 - for when a class bubble needs to isolate
Please see below for more information about when we will be providing home learning for your child.
Our risk assessment is attached below.