We hope that you can find all of the information and updates you need on this page.  As always, if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01937 582163 or via email at office@stjosephswetherby.com.

On this page, we will regularly post with updates linked to Covid-19 and any other important information that our parents/carers may require.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Please find attached below our most up to date Covid-19 Risk Assessment for our school.

 

Important Letters

Update 2nd November 2020

Covid Update Important Information for October Half Term

Coronavirus: Helping you and your child with doing a test

Please see the document below which has useful advice for you and your child if you need to get a covid test.

Parent Covid Test Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find some answers to frequently asked questions about shielding during this current national lockdown. 

FAQs – guidance on shielding

Guidance on Isolation Periods

Can my child come to school? Covid-19 questions answered

Covid-19 – Can my child come to school? Quick guide for parents and carers

 

See, Hear, Respond – Barnardos

Barnardo’s have launched a new campaign to support our children, young people and families that may be affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Please click on the button below to find out more about “See, Hear, Respond”.

See, Hear, Respond – Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Support Hub  

Here are some other links from Barnardo’s that may support our young people and families during this time.

How to talk to your child about Coronavirus A young person’s perspective of the pandemic: Ebony’s journey Is the information you’re accessing on Covid-19 reliable?

Resources to support those with Learning Disabilities/Autism

We Wear Masks – A Social Story (Covid-19)

Washing your hands

While coronavirus is not likely to survive for long periods of time on outdoor surfaces in sunlight, it can live for more than 24 hours in indoor environments. Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using hand sanitizer, regularly throughout the day will reduce the risk of catching or passing on the virus.

Covering your face

Coronavirus is carried in the air by tiny respiratory droplets that carry the virus. Larger droplets can land on other people or on surfaces they touch while smaller droplets, called aerosols, can stay in the air indoors for at least 5 minutes, and often much longer if there is no ventilation. Face coverings reduce the dispersion of these droplets, meaning if you’re carrying the virus you’re less likely to spread it when you exhale.

Making space

Transmission of the virus is most likely to happen within 2 metres, with risk increasing exponentially at shorter distances. While keeping this exact distance isn’t always possible, remaining mindful of surroundings and continuing to make space has a powerful impact when it comes to containing the spread.

Returning to Primary School in September

The government have released this useful information for parents to support in all pupils’ return to primary schools. Please click on the image below to access the full PDF document. We hope you find this useful.

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term

Please find the most up to date guidance from the Department for Education. This was updated on the 1st September 2020. Please click on the button below to read this guidance.

Guidance for parents/carers

Keeping your child safe online

Please find a link below to the most up to date guidance on how to keep our children safe online. This has come from the Leeds Safeguarding Children’s Partnership. 

We know all of our pupils have access to the internet, this is also within school too. The internet proved to be a wonderful tool during our school closure, to keep in touch with family and friends, to support our young people with their home learning and much more. However, our very first priority is that our children know how to stay safe online as well as aiding our parents/carers to support our pupils with this too. We hope you find this information useful and helpful in supporting your child/ren to stay safe online.

LSCP – Keeping your child safe online