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School Organisation - Academic Year 2021/22.

Parents and Children should not come in to school if they have Covid symptoms (temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change to smell or taste) or have tested positive for Covid.

Parents / Carers should continue to let school know immediately if they or their child tests positive for Covid please.

There are no more staggered start and end times. School starts for all pupils at 8.55am and finishes at 3.10pm.

Brighton and Hove are asking all schools to be cautious, due to the high number of Covid cases in the city.

So, at this stage:

  • We are asking parents / carers to NOT come inside to Classrooms or Breakfast Club
  • Parents are allowed to come in to the building to speak to the School Office but only 2 Adults at a time inside the building please, to avoid overcrowding. Please queue outside if needed. Please wear a face covering and make use of the hand sanitiser available.

You can also contact the school office by phone and email at any time: 01273 604966 or admin@carltonhill.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club will resume for ALL children in Year 6G. There will no longer be a separate breakfast club in the school hall.

Please bring children to Breakfast Club via the external fire exit door which is located on the pathway behind the MUGA and Bike Store. 

At this time, we are asking parents NOT to come in to the building when dropping children off for Breakfast Club.

The club opens at 8am and serves food until 8.30am only. The charges remain the same: £2.50 for breakfast and childcare /  £2.00 for childcare only.

What to do if you or someone in your household develops Covid-19 symptoms

Current Government and PHE guidance is that the main symptoms of Covid-19 are:

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

If you are not sure whether their / your symptoms could be Covid, please always err on the side of caution: call NHS 111 or speak to your GP and follow their advice.

If you believe these could be Covid-19 Symptoms, you need to arrange a PCR test immediately, either:

  • book online for a test (you can either book an appointment at a test centre or order a home test to be posted to you). https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
  • Or Call NHS 119 if you cannot access this online.

While waiting for the test and the results, the person with Covid symptoms must self-isolate at home.

Remote Learning

If your child has been instructed to self-isolate (eg has tested positive for covid 19 but has no symptoms and is well enough to be learning), the class teacher will share a home learning time table and the associated tasks with you. You will recieve a letter explaining how to access these resources.

The current expectation is that there will be no whole class closures. In the exceptional circumstances that this is recommended by the local public health team or the DfE, the class teacher will share a learning time table, associated tasks and daily videos. There will also be whole class video meetings. You will receive a letter explaining how to access these resources and meetings.

For more detailed information about home learning, please read our remote learning offer (below).

Further information

This link has been recommended by Brighton and Hove City Council and has the latest Government guidance on Covid-19 translated in to 60 different languages:

https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/translated-health-information/?_gr=coronavirus-information

This is the link to the Brighton and Hove City Council pages with information about Covid 19:

https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

Current self isolation rules, from 16th August 2021

The Government’s rules on self-isolation changed on 16th August 2021.

You can find the current guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

In Summary:

In the event of a person within the school testing positive for Covid, school will remain open for staff and pupils (see below). Any adults or children identified as a close contact of the positive case, will be asked to get a PCR test as soon as possible but can continue to attend school while waiting for the test result.

From 16 August, you will not be required to self-isolate if you live in the same household or have been identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19 and any of the following apply:

  • you are fully vaccinated
  • you are below the age of 18 years 6 months
  • you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.

NHS Test and Trace will contact you to let you know that you have been identified as a contact and check whether you are legally required to self-isolate. If you are not legally required to self-isolate, you will be provided with advice on testing and given guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Even if you do not have symptoms, you will be advised to have a PCR test as soon as possible.

You should not arrange to have a PCR test if you have previously received a positive PCR test result in the last 90 days, unless you develop any new symptoms of COVID-19, as it is possible for PCR tests to remain positive for some time after COVID-19 infection.

Children aged under 5 years old who are identified as close contacts would only be advised to take a PCR test if the positive case is in their own household

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