Covid-19 Updates

Updates on the frequently-changing Covid-19 situation can be found here on the website, as well as on our Facebook page and in our newsletter. Any urgent updates will be sent via School Comms.

Please click on the link opposite to view our documentation covering the following aspects of our Covid-19 measures to ensure we are a Covid Secure provision. The document includes:

  1. Control Measures Document

  2. Revised Risk Assessment

This is a live document and is updated in response to guidance received from the Department for Education

Continuation of twice weekly testing and self-isolation for positive cases

Updated on 27th February 2022:

Guidance for schools recommends that all staff and pupils continue with twice weekly testing using Lateral Flow Devices. It also maintains the recommendation that staff and pupils who test positive should self-isolate for 5 days and can finish their isolation following a negative test on days 6 and 7.

Please ensure that all positive cases of Covid are reported to reception.

Parents can book first or second vaccinations for their child, if aged 12 or over, through the NHS booking system.

Further information on vaccination for 12 to 15 year olds is available on the NHS website.

12 to 15 Vaccination Programme

Updated on 6th January 2022:

Young people aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a minimum of 12 weeks from the first dose, following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

NHS England have now confirmed that, as with first doses, healthy school-aged children aged 12 to 15 will be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccination in their school this term, as well as having the option to receive the vaccine out of school, such as through vaccination centres. These offers will run in parallel.

Vaccination for this group will continue to be deployed primarily by the school age immunisation service (SAIS). In school vaccination will begin from Monday 10 January and all schools should have received at least one visit before February half-term.

IMPORTANT - Vaccinations can not be administered in school without the appropriate consent. Please see below for more information.

  • Pupils who received their first vaccination at the Havant site are eligible for the second vaccine dose.

  • Pupils who received the first vaccination at the Gosport site will be eligible for their second vaccine dose from the 14th January 2022

Note: Pupils can not received a vaccine dose within 4 weeks of being infected.

All staff and pupils are expected to continue with home testing twice weekly. Please contact the school if you require additional testing kits.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Following the recent Government recommendation, the School Age immunisation service (SAIS) will be visiting all secondary schools across Hampshire in the next half-term to offer all students age 12 – 15, in years 7-11 a second dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.

No vaccines will be administered at the school session without parental consent.

COVID leaflet.pdf

What to do if you are a parent/carer who has COVID-19 and is self-isolating, and therefore cannot transport your child to and from school

In line with the latest Government COVID-19 guidance, if a parent/carer is self-isolating with COVID-19, your child should have a PCR test as soon as possible and can still attend school if they do not have symptoms.

If you are in this situation and are unable to transport your child to and from school because you are self-isolating, and you have not been able to identify a trusted friend or relative who could help, please let the school know so we can try to assist. Please note that if your child tests positive for COVID-19 they are legally required to self-isolate. Contact reception for more information.

Home testing should be completed twice each week:

Test 1 - Sunday evening or Monday morning

Test 2 - Wednesday evening or Thursday morning

Results will be checked on Monday and Thursday.

Please call reception if you have had any issue submitting results

Home Testing Programme

From 8th March 2021 we will be moving to a new phase of the Asymptomatic Testing Programme which will require staff and pupils to complete their testing at home.

The video opposite will guide you through the process of completing a test.

Step 1: When you have completed the test and received a result you are required to first register this with NHS Test and Trace

Step 2: The outcome of staff and pupil tests also needs to be communicated with the school. Please use the buttons below to share your results:

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:

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:

Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college

NHS Test and Trace announced earlier this week, that all adults in households with school and college age children without symptoms can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.

Test kits can either be collected or ordered online, as set out below. You should not give test kits to parents, carers or household members and should not order more test kits for this purpose. Secondary school and college students will continue to access testing through their school or college.

Please share the information below with your parent networks to help answer any questions they may have.

Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.

Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:

  • through your employer, if they offer testing to employees

  • by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests

  • by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most

If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.

Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.

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 Headteacher which provides information on the national testing programme in schools

For more information about lateral flow testing please visit the following links which include government information videos:

If you have any questions, please contact us at our admin email addresses.

Testing Programme FAQ

Please use the following link to see some frequently asked questions about the testing programme in schools

NHS Test and Trace Covid-19 Testing: Privacy Notices

Privacy Notice - Pupil testing.pdf

Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Pupils

Privacy Notice - Staff testing.docx.pdf

Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Staff

Privacy Notice - for supply of contact details by schools for management of Covid-19 testing.pdf

Covid-19 Testing Privacy Statement Staff Workforce

Remote Learning

Please see our dedicated Remote Learning page for more information about the provision in place for pupils self-isolating because of Covid-19.

Behaviour Policy Addendum

Please see our Covid-19 addendum to the behaviour policy. The main behaviour policy can be found on our policies page.

Behaviour Policy addendum C19 second phase.pdf