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The Turner Free School Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information

Dealing with suspected/confirmed Covid-19 cases.

What should I do if my child displays symptoms at home?
  • Scholars should not attend attend school if they are displaying any of the Covid-19 symptoms, i.e:
    • a new continuous cough
    • a high temperature
    • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell
  • Please call the main reception to inform us that your child will not be attending school and explain why.
  • Arrange for a Covid-19 test to be carried out and then inform the school as soon as possible of the outcome.
  • Scholars with a negative test result will be allowed to return to school with immediate effect (unless they live with someone who is also displaying symptoms or has tested positive; see ‘What should I do if someone in the household is displaying symptoms?’).
  • Scholars with a positive test result should self-isolate for 10 days starting from the day the test was taken. After 10 days scholars may return to school as long as they no longer have a temperature.

What will happen if my child displays symptoms whilst at school?

  • If your child displays Covid-19 symptoms whilst they are at school they will be removed from the classroom and taken to a dedicated room where they will be isolated from other scholars. We will take the scholar’s temperature and contact parents and request that they are collected straight away.
  • Parents should then arrange for a Covid-19 test to be carried out and then inform the school as soon as possible of the outcome.
  • Scholars with a negative test result will be allowed to return to school with immediate effect (unless they live with someone who is also displaying symptoms or has tested positive; see ‘What should I do if someone in the household is displaying symptoms?’).
  • Scholars with a positive test result should self-isolate for 10 days starting from the day the test was taken. After 10 days scholars may return to school as long as they no longer have a temperature.

What happens if there’s a confirmed case in the school?

In the event that there is a confirmed case within the school, as per Government guidance, the school will contact Public Health England and follow the steps that they put in place.

What should I do if someone in the household is displaying symptoms?

If someone in your household is displaying symptoms or has tested positive, the whole household must self-isolate for 10 days, or until a negative test result is received.

How can I receive my child’s Free School Meal?

Free School Meal vouchers will be distributed by email in the form of e-vouchers and can be used on all smart phones (i.e. Apple / Android), they can also be printed and presented at the check out.

If you think you would qualify for Free School Meals please email: [email protected] and our finance team will help you with the application.

What do I do if I have a worry or concern while my child is not in school? 

If you are concerned about your child being unwell please follow the national guidance for the most recent advice on what to do next:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Use the 111 Coronavirus Service

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

If you are worried about a child protection, welfare or safeguarding concern please contact via our WORRY BUTTON and the relevant safeguarding lead from you school will contact you.  Alternatively, the following agencies will be able to offer assistance:

  • Childline 0800 1111 24/7 helpline 
  • NSPCC- 080 800 5000 [email protected] 
  • 17 plus age-group LiveWell 0800 57677699 
  • Chat health text 07520618850- aged 11 to 19 advice around exams stress / sexual health and general health (NHS)
  • Salvation Army Folkestone 01303 251379
  • Single point of access KMHT – 0300 222 0123
  • Samaritans – 2417116123
  • Mental health matters – 0800 107 0160
  • Crisis text helpline – 85258
  • LiveWell 0800 5677699

What can I do to help my child with learning while they are away from school? 

TFS has arranged for children to access to online learning materials via Google Classroom. 

Google Classroom Parent Guide

Please click on the link below to learn how to you Google Classroom, Drive and Gmail.

If you do not have log in details please email: [email protected] to request your username and/or reset your password.

How do I upload my work on Google Classroom?

If you need help or information concerning uploading work onto Google Classroom, please refer to the guide below.

 

Health and Safety Policy

It is of utmost importance to use to maintain good hygiene standards throughout the school upon return after the pandemic peak and the entire year round. For reassurance, please see below our Health and Safety policy for more information.