Coronavirus Advice and Guidance

It is important that we keep you informed of the information the school has received from Public Health England with reference to coronavirus.  This is an ever evolving situation and we are anticipating regular updates from the Department for Education and Public Health England which we will continue to share with you.

Please contact Mrs Doyle at school should you require any further information. 

 

Update 03.06.2020

Please see the below Please click the below link to view a letter for Parents/Carers from  Kirklees Council.

Letter from LA 03.006.2020

Update 22.05.2020

Please see the below important update from Ms Clacy.

Letter for Parents 22.05.2020

Update 18.05.2020

Please click the below link to view a letter for Parents/Carers from Mel Meggs, Strategic Director for Children’s Services for Kirklees Council. 

Letter from LA 18.05.2020

 Update 15.05.2020

Please see the below important update from Ms Clacy.

Letter for Parents 15.05.2020

Update 29.04.2020

Public Health England has updated their guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Public Health England has published guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at risk or has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

The guidance can be found by clicking the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

 Update 14.04.2020

 North Kirklees Methodist Support Project

Please see below details of food support available to any families who may be struggling due to changes of circumstances.  The project covers, Liversedge, Gomersal, Mirfield, Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike.

Parcels to purchase if willing and able to pay by card:

Food parcels £20

Household and hygiene parcels £20

Sanitary items £2.50

Razors and foam £3

 FREE if no means to pay

 

Please contact the support project directly, the number is 07511868836, there is also an answer machine so all calls will get through. 

 

Please get in touch if school can help in any other way, via email: office.spenvalley@kirkleeseducation.uk or you can contact your head of year.

 

Update 01.04.2020

Please see the below important update from Ms Clacy and additional documents.

Letter for Parents 01.04.2020

NSPCC Support 01.04.2020

Key Contacts

 

Update 19.03.2020

 Please see the below important letter from Ms Clacy.

Letter for Parents 19.03.2020

 

Update 18.03.2020

We will continue to open tomorrow (19.03.2020) to Years 7, 8 and 11 only and on Friday we have our planned closure for a training day.

Please see the below important information video from Ms Clacy and supporting documentation:

Letter for Parents 18.03.2020

Summary of Key Contacts

Ending Isolation

 

Update 17.03.2020

Please see the below important letter from Ms Clacy and supporting documentation:

 Letter for Parents March 17.03.2020

Coronavirus Mental Health 17.03.2020

Coronavirus People at High Risk 17.03.2020 

Should guidance from the DfE, Public Health England or Government change we will notify parents.

 

Update 16.03.2020

 Further updates have come in from the DFE today.

Students or staff who have a new persistent cough OR a temperature should self-isolate.  Please click the link below for stay at home guidance:

 www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

What to do when self-isolating

Details of what students who are self-isolating but are not unwell can do at home is available on the link below:

Self-Isolation

Reporting Absences

We are experiencing higher than usual telephone call volumes throughout the day. Absences can be sent via email to attendance@spenvalleyhighschool.co.uk

 

Update 09.03.2020

Exam preparation and Ofqual advice

We recognise that students, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of coronavirus on the 2020 summer exam series. Ofqual’s advice at this time is to continue to prepare for exams and other assessments as normal.

Ofqual continues to work closely with exam boards, other regulators and the Department for Education to plan for a range of scenarios, as the public would expect. Our overriding priorities are fairness to students this summer and keeping disruption to a minimum.

It is still many weeks until exams start and we will issue updated advice if necessary, giving schools and colleges as much notice as possible.

 

Update 05.03.2020

The importance of hygiene

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

Coronavirus Poster

 

Travel Advice

Advice on travel is constantly changing may have an impact on those returning from abroad but also those who they come into contact when they return if they begin to feel unwell. Please use the below link for up to date information. 

www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

 

Update 04.03.2020

The Government have now launched the Coronavirus action plan

This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.

The action plan can be found here:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

The document includes:

  • what we know about the virus and the disease it causes
  • how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak
  • the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
  • what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes
  • the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future

Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.

 

Update 02.03.2020

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
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

Update 26.02.2020

Please click on the below links:

Schools letter Travel advice Corona Virus 26.02.2020

Coronavirus advice for education settings poster 26.02.2020

www.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health#guidance_and_regulation

 

 

 

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