COVID-19 Case Confirmed

We have been informed today of one positive case of coronavirus within the school community at Haygrove School. Working with colleagues at Public Health England and at Somerset County Council’s Public Health Team, we undertook a risk assessment and identified the children who may have been in close contact with the confirmed case and asked them to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of last contact.

With this advice and support we were able to act swiftly and take effective action. PHE has carried out a risk assessment and is satisfied with all the measures we are taking to keep our students safe. Our response includes a comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas.

We must stress that children self-isolating at home do not need to get a COVID test unless they develop symptoms. If any other students become symptomatic and are awaiting tests or results, the guidelines state that they must self-isolate for 14 days; they must not come to school.

Clearly this has had an impact on the school community especially those students involved and their families. The affected year group - Year 10, which comprises 213 students - will have access to comprehensive online resources which build on the curriculum they would be following at school and they have been set assignments so they can focus on meaningful and ambitious work that reflects their usual timetable. Teachers will use instructional videos to support learning and give clarity on what is to be taught and practised in each subject. 

Somerset County Council will be working with us to ensure that vulnerable pupils get the support they need whilst self-isolating. The County’s e-Learning and Information Management team is also supporting us with online learning and technology. We also have access to lap-tops through a government scheme if there are pupils who need them to do their work.

A letter has been sent home to each year 10 student and to the rest of the school.

Letter to year 10

Letter to rest of school

 


 

Our YEAR 6 OPEN EVENING will this year be an online only event due to COVID-19 restrictions. From 6pm on Tuesday 29 September interested parents/carers and students will be ablel to access an 'open day experience' via our website. Please watch this space or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. 

 

Thank you.


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Dear Parents

We are delighted to be welcoming all our students back to school from 7 September 2020.

Our top priority will remain protecting children, staff and families and we will do everything possible to minimise risk. We carried out a comprehensive risk assessment, specific to Haygrove School before making any decisions on increasing the numbers of staff and students returning to school. Our Risk Assessment and Operational Plan for the coming weeks can be viewed here. A letter for all parents, and an additional letter for Years 7/8/9 has been sent home via email, however you have not received yours, you can view it here.

Haygrove students, staff and parents have shown huge amounts of resilience, responsibility and respect for others during recent weeks and I would like to thank everyone for showing true leadership and collegiate spirit. We am so proud of our staff and children in maintaining a comprehensive educational offer under these unprecedented and challenging circumstances.

Please stay safe.

Mr A Reid, Headteacher  Mrs K M Canham, Executive Headteacher

 Mr A Reid Headteacher                     Mrs Canham, Executive Headteacher     

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