Please find detailed below guidance regarding Covid-related absences
Absence from school due to Covid-19:
The current guidance from the Government states that in the event that a Covid-19 test is taken, adults with a positive test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days. Pupils or Staff do not need to complete a negative test before returning to school.
Catching up on school work:
In line with pre-pandemic practices and in light of government guidance issued in April 2022 (‘Living with Covid’), we implemented the following policy:
Unless there are specific cases agreed with the Headteacher / Head of Year that warrant resources being sent home when pupils and students are too unwell to attend school (i.e. for a prolonged period of absence beyond 7 days), we will no longer be providing remote learning. For all periods of absence less than 7 days, the onus will be on the child to speak to their subject teachers upon their return to school who will provide the necessary resources, help and support in order for them to catch up. Pupils also have access to Edulink where they will be able to keep up to date with any homework where appropriate.