Recent Covid-19 updates
Expansion of Covid-19 Home Test Kit Availability
From Tuesday 23 March eligible groups including parents/carers, household bubbles and childcare bubbles of those attending early years and education settings can collect Covid-19 home test kits from three community rapid test sites. Staff in roles that are critical to support re-opening of schools e.g. catering, cleaning and transport staff, wrap-around providers and childminders are also eligible.
- Ashmore Park Hub – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8.00 – 11.00am
- Pendeford Library – Monday to Sunday 7.00-11.00am
- Civic Centre – Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 1.00pm
Contacting the school
You can contact teachers from your child’s year group using the emails below. Emails will only be checked between the hours of 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday during normal term time dates.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Please follow the advice from the Public Health England and the NHS to protect yourself and minimise the spread of the virus.
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
COVID-19 guidance in other languages
You find more information about home learning on our dedicated home learning page here.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Staying mentally healthy is extremely important during this time. There are many resources available for parents and carers to use to maintain their families’ wellbeing whilst children are studying at home. Social connections alongside exercise, sleep, diet and routine are important protective factors for mental health.
Follow these tips to help stay mentally healthy during this challenging time:
Online resources to support mental health during Covid:
Bereavement during lock down
30 Day Coping Calendar:
Try choosing an activity each day to complete from the coping calendar below: