NHS Test and Trace: COVID 19 testing for students
We are working to keep our college as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’.
Following the government’s announcement to reopen schools on 8th March 2021, we will be testing all students who want to participate. These tests will help staff and students to remain in college safely. By testing we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our college open as safely as possible.
An information letter, consent form and guidance are attached below. To allow the college to estimate the demand for testing on site, please complete the consent from for each child who wishes to participate and return by Wednesday 3rd March 2021.
Thank you for your support
Sara Stevenson – School Business Manager
Documents for Download
Student Consent Letter Link
Student COVID Testing Consent Form – Link
Data Protection – COVID Testing FAQ for Parents – Link
LFT – How to do your test – Link
Please read the attached letter from the Principal 14.12.20 link
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Pupils
Guidance published by the government released on 04/11/20 has laid out expectation for pupils who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable attending education. Link
The guidance should be implemented immediately as the restrictions come into place 00:01 05/11/2020.
Most children originally identified as clinically extremely vulnerable no longer need to follow this advice. Speak to your GP or specialist clinician, if you have not already done so, to understand whether your child should still be classed as clinically extremely vulnerable.
Those children whose doctors have confirmed they are still clinically extremely vulnerable are advised not to attend school while this advice is in place. Your school will make appropriate arrangements for you to be able to continue your education at home. Children who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, but who are not clinically extremely vulnerable themselves, should still attend school.
College Opening Plan
Please click here to download the full college opening plan for the start of the new academic year.
COVID-19 Related News & Support
Support for Parents
Please download a copy of our guide for parents on supporting your child’s wellbeing during the Covid-19 period. link
Leeds Prevent – Online Safety Advice for Parents (June 2020) link
Services & Agencies (March 2020) link
Latest Safeguarding Advice – Houseparty & Zoom apps Link
Support for the financially vulnerable – link
Support with energy bills – link
Latest Government Advice
Please follow the link to the most recent guidance from the Government, we recommend that you read this link.
Government update on free childcare 17th March 2020 link.
The advice from Public Health England on coronavirus for places of education can be downloaded here link.