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Covid-19 Guidance & School Correspondence

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Covid-19 Home Lateral Flow Testing

Pupils are advised to test at home twice a week (Sunday night/Monday morning and Wednesday night/Thursday morning) as per the Government advice. You should continue to test your children at home during the school holiday and take a test before returning to school.

If you have run out of home testing kits you can obtain them free of charge from local pharmacies or order them through gov.uk online.

If your child does test positive, please inform school ASAP and follow the current Government’s isolation guidelines.

 

Face coverings in school: 

With effect from 20 January 2022, pupils do not need to wear masks when they are seated in classrooms but must continue to wear them in communal areas.

From Thursday 27 January 2022  masks will no longer be required anywhere in school.

 

Close contacts:

People who are fully vaccinated, or children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years and 6 months, identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, should take an LFD test every day for seven days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result or develop symptoms at any time.

Information from the Department of Education – 17th January 2022

Temporary suspension of confirmatory PCR tests in education and childcare settings

You are only asked to take a follow up PCR test after a positive LFD test if you:

·         wish to claim the Test and Trace Support Payment

·         have been advised to take a PCR test because you are in a clinically vulnerable group

·         have been advised to do so as part of a research or surveillance programme

·         have received a positive day 2 LFD after arriving into the UK

If anyone has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, they are strongly advised to take a PCR test, not an LFD test. If someone with symptoms has already taken an LFD test for any reason and the result is positive, they do not need to take a follow-up PCR test.

 

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19

From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10 day period of self-isolation.

Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available.

 

Cumbria County Council Guidance – 5 January 2022

Our Values

Still "outstanding"

- Ofsted, May 2013

Nothing that happens at NTS does so by accident. The impeccable behaviour of our pupils (Ofsted’s phrasing, not mine), their politeness and good manners, their achievement (academic and extra-curricular) are all down to sheer hard work — theirs and ours. The standards we have fought hard to maintain have been established over many years by the commitment of a dedicated team of professionals.

The local context (a small industrial town in rural northern Cumbria) is, perhaps, not one you might associate with academic excellence and yet we were the first secondary school in the county to have been judged “outstanding” by Ofsted under their revised framework.

You will probably want to see for yourself what we have to offer and, to this end, I would be delighted to show you around.

Sam Northwood, MA, MEd
Headmaster

Welcome to Our Website

We hope you can find all the information you need.

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Headmaster's Introduction
Ofsted Report

The Nelson Thomlinson School was the first Cumbrian secondary school to be judged “outstanding” under the new Ofsted framework.
Ofsted, May 2013

Tercentenary Celebrations

We recently celebrated our 300th anniversary...

It is crucial that, as we continue to develop as a school, we retain the atmosphere and environment that is ‘NTS.’

We call it NTS-ness.

We expect to ‘NTS’ all new members of our community. Staff and students need to understand why we are special, how we achieved this and recognise that it is not a ‘given’. To this end, we want everyone to have pride in ‘NTS-ness’.

We expect staff to:

  • Have a common understanding of what the standards and expectations of NTS are
  • Be ‘on-board’ in terms of acting on these standards and expectations. (Uniform, behaviour, equipment, manners.)

We expect students to:

  • Look the part
  • Act the part
Learn more about NTS-ness