Advice to parents - Added 16th September 2020

If your child has been absent from school awaiting a covid test or a member of your household has been tested, please can we ask that you bring proof of the results to the school office or email a photo/copy to - This is not a legal requirement, however for the wellbeing of all our staff and our children in school we ask that proof is shown.

Welcome Back - Monday 7th September 2020
Dear Parent and Carers,
Welcome to the start of a new academic year.
Considering the many changes that we have had to make to keep us as safe as possible, the children have adapted well and are settling into their new classes.
However, it remains a difficult time for us all. Some decisions we are making are limited in order to account for our ‘bubble’ system, and I thank you for supporting us in any changes that we have made.
One concern is the crowding at the gates. If you are not already, please could you support us further by:
- social distancing at the school gates
- wearing a mask at the school gates
- arriving at school at your designated time.
the above will help us in minimising the risk of contamination; we really don’t want another lockdown. Thank you to those of you who are already doing this.
If you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office by phone or e-mail.
Thank you, again, for your patience and understanding.
Yours faithfully,
Mrs Wheatley

Letter to Parents - First Day Back 3rd September 2020

Bishop King School - Risk Assessment 2020

Home School Agreement - September 2020

Returning to School - September 2020 

School Transport - September 2020

How To Get A Covid Test

Is My Child Too Ill For School?

Department for Education Guidelines:

What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
If anyone in your school becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they must be sent home and be advised to follow the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. This sets out that they must:
• self-isolate for at least 10 days
• arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19)
Action list
1. In an emergency, call 999 if they are seriously ill or injured or their life is at risk. Do not visit the GP, pharmacy, urgent care centre or a hospital except in an emergency.
2. Call parents/legal guardian to collect pupil and take them home. Advise them that all household members will need to isolate and refer them to the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
3. While the pupil is awaiting collection, move them to an isolated room and open a window for ventilation. If it is not possible to isolate them, move them to an area which is at least 2 metres away from other people.
4. Staff caring for a pupil while they are awaiting collection should maintain 2 metre distancing. If not possible, for example with a young child, they should wear suitable PPE1:
                 Situation                                                                                                                                                PPE
2m distance cannot be maintained                                                                              A face mask should be worn
Contact is necessary                                                                                                      Gloves, an apron and a face mask should be worn
Risk of fluids entering the eye (e.g. from coughing, spitting or vomiting)                 Eye protection should also be worn
5. If the pupil needs to go to the bathroom while waiting to be collected, they should use a separate bathroom if possible. The bathroom should be cleaned and disinfected using standard cleaning products before being used by anyone else.
6. From 26 August, all schools and FE providers will have received an initial supply of 10 home test kits. Home test kits should only be offered to individuals in the exceptional circumstance that you believe an individual may have barriers to accessing testing elsewhere.
7. Staff/other pupils who have had contact with the symptomatic pupil must wash their hands thoroughly for 20 seconds.
8. When parents/legal guardian pick up the pupil, advise them to get the pupil tested and notify you of the results.
9. Once the pupil has left the premises, thoroughly disinfect/clean all surfaces and contact points they came into contact with (including the bathroom if used).
What to do if a pupil tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)
1. You must take swift action when you become aware that someone who has attended your school has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
2. You should contact the DfE Helpline on 0800 046 8687 and select option 1 for advice on the action to take in response to a positive case. If, following triage, further expert advice is required the adviser will escalate your call to the local health protection team (HPT).
3. The HPT will work with you to carry out a rapid risk assessment and identify appropriate next steps.
4. With HPT advice, identify close contacts of the symptomatic individual. Contact tracers will inform contacts that they need to self-isolate for 14 days in line with guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
5. For pupils who are isolating, ensure access to remote provision so that they can continue to learn remotely.
6. A template letter will be provided to schools, on the advice of the health protection team, to send to parents and staff if needed.
7. Schools must not share the names of people with coronavirus (COVID-19) unless essential to protect others.

Useful Links and Information - updated 08/09/2020

How to Support Home Learning - added 8th September 2020
My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19 - This book has been translated in 31 different languages to view these click here
Hi! I'm a virus. - Information and activities for children available in 26 languages
Coronavirus NHS guidelines
- What Covid19 is
- Who is at risk
- How to protect yourself
- Isolation guidance
- When to contact NHS 111
- Worried about immigration status and NHS
Click here for translation on the topics above in 48 languages  
COVID-19 resources for supporting Traveller communities  
Coronavirus - A useful guide for children
Coronavirus - NHS 
Home Learning - Useful Links
Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources
Pupil Wellbeing Letter to Parents
What's going on? - A free book for our children to explain Covid-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner.