Information for parents, children and visitors regarding procedures for Fleet Infant School during the Coronavirus pandemic
- Control measures such as handwashing, ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’, extra cleaning will continue. If your child requires their own sanitiser or soap, please make sure this is clearly labelled with their name.
- Ventilation of the building will continue.
- If your child is feeling unwell, please keep them at home, even if they do not have Covid-19 symptoms or their Covid-19 test is negative. They still may have an illness that can be passed to others.
- Following the removal of class bubbles, your children will be in year groups for such activities as playtimes, lunch and assemblies.
- There may be circumstances where face coverings will be recommended if we were to have a substantial increase in the number of positive cases in school.
- If an individual develops Covid-19 symptoms or following a test, they should follow Public Health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do. They should not come into school if they are showing any symptoms, had a positive test or other reasons requiring them to stay at home due to the risk of them passing on Covid-19 e.g. required to quarantine.
- If anyone in school develops Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, they will be sent home.
- Children with a positive Lateral Flow Device test should self-isolate in line with the ‘stay at home’ guidance for households and get a PCR test to check. Whilst waiting for the PCR result, they will need to self-isolate. If the PCR test is taken within 2 days of the positive LFD test and is negative, it overrides the LFD result and the child can return to school as long as they don’t have Covid-19 symptoms.
- Children are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with Covid-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19. They will be contacted by NHS track and trace, informed they’ve been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test. Children to whom this applies should continue to attend school as normal.
- If your child is at home due to testing positive, is self-isolating or has symptoms and is well enough, the school will provide remote education via our Google Classroom platform.
- In the event of high positive numbers of Covid-19 cases in the school, we will follow the DfE contingency framework.
Coronavirus Catch-up Funding
Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. School allocations will be calculated on a per pupil basis, providing each mainstream school with a total of £80 for each pupil from Year R through to Year 11.
Fleet Infant School has decided to use the government's catch up funding to employ additional staff in KS1 to support learning in the classroom.
Assessment of the impact of this extra support will be through Pupil Progress Meetings, December and February data snapshots and final assessments at the end of the year, in both Year 1 and Year 2 (SATS). This evaluation and impact will be shared with the Governing Body at regular points throughout the year.
Please see a communication, just published, from the Director of Children's Services in which he asks schools to share a filmed message of thanks to Hampshire's pupils and students: