This page will display any information regarding Covid-19 and any questions which have been submitted to our school staff and are relevant for the entire school community.Letter to Parent 20th May 2021
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Test and Trace process
We will be engaging fully with the NHS Test & Trace process, and will work closely with the local Health Protection Team of Public Health England, Strive4 Academy and the local authority to ensure that any confirmed cases are reported without delay.
Please click here to view the Latest Risk assessment: Full reopening of school in March 2021
Where there is a possible case of coronavirus in school
If a child or member of staff develops symptoms of coronavirus, the individual concerned will be sent home and asked to self-isolate for 10 days. They will be asked to arrange a test at the earliest convenience (either by visiting a test centre, or by requesting a home test kit) and to share the results with the school. Household members and siblings of the pupil displaying the symptoms must also self-isolate for 14 days. All other children in school within the bubble will be able to continue to attend school as normal.
Where there is a confirmed case of coronavirus in school
If a child or member of staff test positive for coronavirus, the individual concerned will be asked to self-isolate for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.
If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10 day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.
Other members of their household or support bubble should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms and should continue this period of isolation even if they too have been tested and have received a negative test result.
The school will work with the Health Protection Team of Public Health England to carry out a risk assessment to determine who else, if anyone, also need to isolate.
The parents/carers of other children within the bubble will be sent a letter to notify them of this situation, and will be advised of any additional measures which are required. The individual will not be named and personally identifiable information will not be included.
What you can do
If your child, a household member or a member of your support bubble develops any of the following symptoms, we would ask that you notify the school immediately and arrange a test by visiting www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by phoning 119.
A high temperature
A new and persistent cough
A loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or small (anosmia)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. If you have any concerns or questions about the Test and Trace process, please contact
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Useful coronavirus information for parents
If your child is feeling anxious about coming back to school then sharing social stories can be really helpful for young children and help to express the situation in a clear factual way, reducing emotional responses. Please click on the link below for social stories for younger and older children.
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Domestic Abuse Support
Help and support is always available for anyone suffering from DomesticAbuse during isolation in Redbridge. Find support at www.redbridge.gov.uk/reachout or call 999 if you are in immediate danger.
Are you struggling to manage your behaviour and hurting a loved one? Learn how you can stop the abuse from happening by contacting ReachOut or find support in Redbridge at www.redbridge.gov.uk/reachout
Children’s Play Areas and Ball Courts are closed
All of the Council’s Children’s Play Areas and Ball Courts are closed to help reduce the spread of coronavirus, because it can survive for 12 hours on metal and 36 hours on plastic.
Please do not put your children at risk by ignoring these closures. The Council has taped off all play areas as hazardous or locked those with fences. Please don’t remove that hazard tape or lift children over locked fences because it creates an unnecessary and significant risk to you and your children. The Council would prefer not to have to close parks completely and hopes to avoid this with everyone adhering to the request not to enter areas that are marked with hazard tape or locked
If you do visit a park for walking or exercise, please remember to keep a distance of 2 metres, or 6.5 feet apart from other people. If you find a park is too overcrowded please visit at another time or view Google for real time visitor numbers. We know parks are a vital lifeline for many of you so please help us keep them open by not entering the play areas and ball courts that are out of bounds so that you can still access the space but do what is necessary to protect you and your family and to support the NHS.
New Wellbeing Service for the most vulnerable people in Redbridge
Our community response
Following recent announcements by Government, London Borough of Redbridge have set up a new wellbeing service to help and support people at greatest risk from coronavirus in the borough.
The people who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (Covid-19) are those with an underlying health condition, and their family, friends and carers and those told to self-isolate, FIND OUT MORE
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Latest Department for Education information: