Any updates on the ever-changing Covid-19 situation can be found here the website, on our Facebook page and in our newsletter. Any urgent updates will be sent via School Comms.
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on the 30th December all pupils are expected to attend school as normal on Wednesday 6th January 2021 unless they are required to self-isolate.
Update: School returns on Wednesday 6th January 2021
Following the government's announcement regarding the requirements for schools to support the National Testing Programme for Covid-19, we are going to be utilising an additional INSET day (as agreed by the government) to enable us to undertake the necessary training and planning required to effectively deliver the rapid coronavirus testing of pupils and staff from January 2021 to identify asymptomatic cases.
The Key Education Centre is categorised as an Alternative Provision and due to the INSET that we already had planned on the first day of term, pupils at The Key will be expected to return for face-to-face teaching on Wednesday 6th January.
National Testing Programme
As part of the National Testing programme, pupils and staff are entitled to receive two lateral flow tests on their return to school. Please see the letter from the Head teacher which provides information on national testing programme in schools https://www.thekeyeducationcentre.co.uk/parents-and-carers/letters
For more information about lateral flow testing please visit the following links which include government information videos:
Please contact us if you have any queries using the school admin email addresses.
Testing Programme FAQ
Testing Programme Consent
To participate in the testing programme, we require parental consent for all pupils. We ask that you visit the following link to complete a consent form https://forms.gle/mUZcZ2fxRsAJUYsD6
If you wish to inform us that you are not intending to give consent, please confirm this by completing the form at the following link https://forms.gle/epePXFJet2YJgQ666
NHS Test and Trace Covid-19 Testing: Privacy Notices
Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Pupils
Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Staff
Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Staff Workforce
Pupils and staff are required to wear face coverings in corridors and other communal areas. Some staff and pupils may be exempt from this guidance.
Visitors and parents/carers are required to wear face coverings on entering the building. We request that all visits to the centre are by appointment only.
Updated January 2020
Please find attached our documentation covering the following aspects of our Covid-19 measures to ensure we are a Covid Secure provision. The document includes:
Control Measures Document
Revised Risk Assessment
Guidance on safe wearing and removal of face coverings in school
Flowchart for dealing with a suspected case of Covid-19
Site specific catering arrangements
Behaviour Policy Addendum
Please see our Covid-19 addendum to the behaviour policy. The main behaviour policy can be found on our policies page.
Please see our dedicated Remote Learning page for more information about the provision in place for pupils self-isolating due to Covid-19.
Guidance on when to send your child to school
Hampshire County Council have issues a flowchart to support parents/carers to identify when to send a pupil to school.
Please contact reception if you have any concerns around a potential Covid-19 case and a member of the team will advise you of any next steps.
A Letter from NHS England
Please see a letter issued on 23 September by NHS Test and Trace regarding when to seek a Covid-19 test.