Stanford Junior and Infant School
Living together - Learning together
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that we have seen further clusters of the new COVID-19 variant (B.1.617.2), especially in some areas of England please try to remain vigilant, follow guidelines and try to avoid unnecessary risks.
Given the increased risk of transmitting COVID-19 in areas where the new variant is spreading fastest, everyone is advised to take particular caution when meeting anyone outside your household or support bubble in these areas. This will keep yourself and others safe. In particular, wherever possible, you should try to:
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care.
Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
People with symptoms can book a test at an online portal: self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen/name or call 119 with support in 650 languages. www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-home-test-kits-for-schools-and-fe-providers
For parents and carers to request advice regarding Covid-19 related difficulties, continues to be available on 01472 323308.
Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.
Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:
If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.
Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.
Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.
The governors have worked hard throughout lockdown to support the school in any way they can. As chair, I would like to thank all governors who have given so much of their time voluntarily to help and support the school throughout the year and especially during the recent Covid situation.
As governors, we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to all of the staff at Stanford. They have worked tirelessly behind the scenes in often challenging circumstances. They have set work, made welfare calls, made and delivered work packs-all whilst being in school every day providing childcare for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. It has been a huge team effort!
Remote learning activity packs for Foundation stage children include:
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, you should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.
Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages:
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
Resources are currently available for KS1, KS2 and KS3: