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LATEST UPDATE

25.04.22

Dear parents/carers,

I hope that you and your family had an opportunity to relax over the Easter break. Over the summer term we are hoping to be able to do more now that many of the restrictions have been lifted but we will also continue to try to keep our clinically vulnerable pupils safe. 

There have been a lot of changes in the Covid rules for mainstream schools. I would like to reassure you that as we are a Special School our staff will continue to carry out daily Lateral flow tests (LFT). Our staff will also be able to access PCR tests if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid. These measures are in place as Welsh Government understand that we have medically vulnerable pupils in Special Schools. 

In line with the new national guidelines, Secondary aged pupils who don’t show any Covid symptoms won’t be expected to conduct LFTs twice a week from now on. However, pupils who have tested positive for Covid should self-isolate for 5 days, in line with national guidance(https://gov.wales/self-isolation).

Pupils who are symptomatic should not attend school and can source LFT tests from the school. A positive LFT will lead to self-isolation for at least 5 days. Two negative tests will be needed on days 5 and 6 before returning to School. Pupils with a high temperature should not return unless they have been symptom free for 48 hours. If your child has Covid then please inform the school.

If your child has been a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Coronavirus they can continue to attend school as long as they do not have any symptoms and we also ask that they have daily LFTs for 7 days. Our school nurse can support with this if needed.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Kind regards,

Rhiannon Stephens Davies

Head Teacher, Greenfield School

 

 

 

10.01.22

Dear parents/carers,

Please find the amended Risk Assessment that we will follow for pupils to return to school following a contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid (either following a positive PCR or Lateral flow test) in the downloads.

The school’s Covid Risk assessment has also been updated following the latest guidance, this again can be found in the downloads section.   

All the best,

Rhiannon Stephens Davies

Headteacher

 

5.01.22

Dear parents/carers,

Happy New Year to you all. 

We are really looking forward to our pupils returning tomorrow. Please see a video message I have recorded for you with the latest information following the link below;

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HU_Ly9z7Xh7DtqkRvtSeDkxZ55eO_dQm/view?usp=sharing


There has been updated guidance from Welsh Government and we have updated our Risk Assessments (attached) accordingly. However, please note that we will still be asking all staff and pupils to have a PCR test if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19 and they will need a negative result before returning to school, this is to keep our clinically vulnerable pupils safe.

risk-assessment--return-to-school--jan-22.pdf


We are already experiencing a staff shortage and have had to close 3 classes until Monday. If we need to close a class we will send a message as soon as the decision has been made via Schoop so please make sure you are singed up to the Schoop App. Our school ID for Schoop is: 27043.

We will do our very best to keep classes open but need your help to keep staff well by you keeping your child home if they are unwell in any way.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding.

Rhiannon Stephens Davies
Headteacher
Greenfield Special School