Due to the Government announcement on 5th January the school is closed to all children except those of critical workers and vulnerable children.
Please note that various policies have been amended or have appendices due to the epidemic and the school risk assessment is available on request.
Information on Remote Education can be found in school Policies here.
Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing
Children's Mental Health and wellbeing at this time is a concern for us all below is a link to a 30 minute webinar on emotional wellbeing.
Dr Alison D’Amario
Education and Child Psychologist
Xavier Catholic Education Trust
Testing now available to anyone with symptoms of coronavirus
The government has announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) can book a test.
A coronavirus test can be booked here:
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE link
Information: increased fraud risk during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Further information is available on the ActionFraud website.