21/07/2020   Home School Agreement - September 2020

Bishop King Home School Agreement - September 2020




The school will do its best to:

  • Provide an environment which has been risk assessed in response to the COVID-19 infection and Local Authority Risk assessment;

 To help my child at school, I know and understand that:

  • If my child, or anyone in my household, shows symptoms of COVID-19, I will not send them to school, we will self-isolate for 14 days as a family, I will get them tested and I will let the school know as soon as possible via telephone;

I will do my best to:

  • Follow the ‘family group’ rules that keep me safe;

  • Adhere to the social distancing rules as set out by the government as much as we reasonably can;

  • If my child shows symptoms of COVID-19 at school, I will collect my child from school immediately. I will get them tested and I will let the school know as soon as possible via telephone;

  • Wash my hands as soon as I enter to school;

  • Provide a curriculum that meets the needs of your child’s well-being, mental health and academic needs;

  • My child will not be allowed to walk to, or from, school unsupervised. On my commute, and when dropping my child off and picking them up, I will adhere to the two metres social distancing rules; 

  • Not bring in a bike or scooter to school;

  • Contact parents/carers if your child displays symptoms of COVID-19;

  • When dropping off and picking up, I will stick to the school timings for my child;

  • Tell an adult if I feel unwell;

  • Inform you if staff or children in your child’s ‘family group’ test positive for COVID-19 as this will mean you will all need to self-isolate for at least 14 days. We will follow advice given from Public Health England;

  • If I am late for a drop off/collection, I understand that I may need to wait as other groups of children will be dropped off/collected at different times;

  • Not bring things into school from home, or take things home from school;

  • Continue our clear and consistent approach to rewards and sanctions for children as set out in the Behaviour Policy as well the expectations outlines in this agreement;

  • When dropping off my child, I will stand behind the blue/red line and follow the guidelines given to me by the school’s staff;

  • Only use my own equipment that is given to me by school, e.g. pencil, ruler;

  • Communicate between home and school through notices, newsletters, email and the school website.

  • I will leave the school grounds as swiftly and as safely as possible to ensure as few people are on site as possible;

  • Not mix with any other children in the school;



  • My child will not bring any items into school with them or take items home from school, including fabric bags and mobile phones;

  • Only enter and exit the school building from the designated gate, and at the designated time;

  • I will only be able to make appointments to talk to my child’s teacher via the phone;

  • Follow the “catch it, bin it, kill it” rules: by coughing and sneezing into my elbow or tissue;

  • I need to support all staff in their efforts to create an ‘as safe as possible’ environment during this time;

  • Regularly wash my hands using soap and water for 20 seconds each time;

  • I will read all letters/messages/emails that are sent home;

  • Follow the rules at all times to maintain the safety of myself and others;

  • I will inform the school of any changes to parents/carer and emergency contacts details;

  • Follow these expectations and know that if I don’t, I will be sent home and will not be able to come back into school until I can be safe.    

  • I will follow social distancing rules at all times and ensure that my child follows social distancing rules outside of school to help prevent virus transmission



  • My child will come to school in full Bishop King uniform, including black shoes;

  • If my child is deemed unsafe, he/she will be sent home and cannot return to school until they can be safe.


Home School Agreement 



September 2020



Please read this through carefully and talk to your child about the thingsthat are changing to help prepare them to come back to school.


Check if you have Coronavirus symptoms

The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are usually mild, but some people can become very unwell.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

• high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

• new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Urgent advice: Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have any of:

• high temperature
• new, continuous cough
• loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

111 will tell you what to do and help you get a test if you need one.

Call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.