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 Covid-19 related pupil absence – a quick parent guide

 

 

What to do if

Action Needed

Return to school when

my child has Covid-19 symptoms.

  • high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.

 check if you have coronavirus

or Dial 119

- Inform the school immediately about the test

result

the test comes back negative or a period of 10 days has passed since the symptoms started, and the child feels well.

my child tests positive for Covid-19.

- Do not come to school.

  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Agree the earliest date for possible return (minimum of 10 days).

- Self-isolate the whole household.

 When to self-isolate and what to do -

 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

10 days have passed since symptoms began, even if they still have a cough or

loss of taste/smell (These symptoms can last for several weeks).

AND the child feels well.

my child tests negative.

  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Discuss when your child can come back (same

day/next day).

the test comes back negative.

my child is very ill with symptoms not linked to

Covid-19.

- Do not come to school.

- Contact school to inform us.

- Ring on each day of illness.

 

after 48 hours following the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea (as per attendance

policy).

If my child has a cold symptoms (a runny nose, a tickly cough, is sneezing)

  • Come to school as normal.
  • If unsure, call the school and we will help inform your decision.

child can continue to attend school

someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Self-isolate the whole household.
  • Household member to get a test.

- Inform school immediately about test result.

the test comes back negative.

someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Agree the earliest date for possible return (minimum of 14 days).

- Self-isolate the whole household.

the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

NHS test and trace has identified my child or household member as a close contact of somebody with symptoms or confirmed Covid-19.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us.
  • Agree the earliest date for possible return (minimum of 14 days).

the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

NHS test and trace has identified a household member (other than my child)

as a close contact of somebody with symptoms or confirmed Covid-19.

- The household member must self-isolate for 14 days.

- Child can continue to attend school.

child can continue to attend school

a sibling attending another school has been sent home to

self-isolate due to there being a positive case in their school.

- Sibling from other school must self-isolate for 14 days.

- Non affected child(ren) can continue to attend.

child can continue to attend school

 

my child has travelled

abroad from a country or territory that is NOT on the exempt list of countries.

If returning from a destination where

quarantine is needed*:

  • Minimum of 14 days self-isolation for all those who travelled.
  • Contact school to inform us you are back in the country and we will agree the earliest date for a possible return to school.

- Self-isolate the whole household.

*Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

 (FCDO) – for up to date travel information.

the quarantine period of 14 days has

been completed.

my child has travelled abroad from a country or

territory that IS on the exempt list of countries.

If returning from a destination where quarantine is NOT needed:

 territories list to confirm the country you have travelled from or through is on the exempt list.

  • Contact school to inform us you have returned

to the UK and agree a return date to school.

you have informed the office of your return to the UK (the office will ask you a

few questions about your travel).

I have travelled from a country that requires us to

quarantine (but my child didn’t travel).

  • As long as you do not have/have not had symptoms in the last 14 days, your child can

continue to attend school.

  • The person who has travelled MUST NOT leave the house, including to do pick-ups and drop offs (please contact school if you need support getting

your child to school).

child can continue to attend school

we have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding.

  • Do not come to school.
  • Contact school to inform us and provide evidence to support this.

- Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again.

school informs you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school again.

you receive medical advice that your child may return to school.

my child’s bubble in their

school is closed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in school.

  • Child must not come to school.
  • Support your child at home with remote education provided by us.

- This child will need to self-isolate for 14 days or

until informed to return to school.

- Other siblings may continue to attend school.

school informs you that the bubble will

be reopened.

I am unable to get a test for someone in the household who has symptoms

If you are not able to get a test in the first 5 days of having symptoms, your child and anyone they live with must stay at home and self-isolate for

14 days. Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.

the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

what I can and cannot do

Latest Covid guidance

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do

 

 

Attendance statistics

 

Academic year 2019/2020: 94.65%

Academic year 2018/2019: 95.15%

Academic year 2017/2018: 94.89%

Academic Year 2016/2017: 95.26%

Academic Year 2015/2016: 95.01%

Extended Holidays Abroad

 

The school follows national and local guidance in declining to authorise absence for visits abroad.

 

We are unable to authorise term time holidays.

 

See below for the latest guidance on Term Time Leave.

Attendance and Punctuality

The school works hard every day to ensure that pupils attend school. We have many challenges to overcome but have improved the numbers of pupils who come to school year on year.

 

Conway Primary aims to ensure that all children receive an education that maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise their full potential.  Our target for attendance is 96% and above.

 

Attendance 2019/20:

In 2019/20 our attendance figure was 94.65% including the Nursery children. Parents - please continue to work with us to improve this figure.

 

The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels valued and supported. School staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.

 

Please continue to support the school by ensuring your child attends every day. Thank you

 

REMEMBER: EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS!

 

Good Common Sense

Use good common sense when deciding whether your child needs to stay at home. Work on the basis that sick children belong at home and well children belong in school.  Please remember that early morning aches and pains often pass, so don’t keep your child at home ‘just in case’ when they could be learning in class.  If your child feels unwell at the start of the school day and then feels better later on in the morning, then please do bring your child into school.   The less learning they miss the better.  We will monitor them for you and will of course contact you if there is an issue.

 

Good Attendance

Having a good education will help to give your child the best possible start in life. We believe that children who do not attend school regularly are more likely to:-

  • Fall behind in their school work
  • Find it difficult to make and keep friends
  • Be unhappy at school
  • Become involved in antisocial behaviour

 

Setting good attendance patterns from an early age will also help your child later on. Employers want to recruit people who are reliable. So children who have a poor school attendance record may have less chance of getting a good job.

 

What is Good Attendance?

The Government’s target for school attendance is 96% and above.  This is also the target for Conway Primary. 

You may think that 90% attendance is good however imagine….

Anika is in year 5 and her attendance is 90%.

This means that Anika is absent from school the equivalent of one half day every week.

At the end of year 5 that would be the equivalent of 4 whole weeks absent from school.

If Anika continues to attend for only 90% of the time, in her 6 years in primary school she will miss over half a year of school.

Is 90% attendance good enough?

Please note, according to government guidelines, children with attendance below 90% are considered persistent absentees.

 

What can parents do to help?

Ensure your child attends school every day and on time.

If your child is not well enough to attend contact the school on the first day of absence.

Try to make dental and medical appointments outside of school time or at weekends.

Take family holidays during the school holiday.

We are unable to authorise term time holidays.

Attend parents afternoons and school events regularly.

Talk to your child about school and take an interest in the work that they are doing.

Contact your child’s school immediately if you have any concerns about their progress or welfare. 

 

School Attendance Initiatives:

The minimum level of attendance for this school is 95% attendance and we will keep you updated regularly about progress to this level and how your child’s attendance compares. Our target is to achieve better than this however because we know that good attendance is the key to successful schooling.

 

  • Throughout the school year we monitor absences and punctuality to show us where improvements need to be made.   If a child's attendance becomes a cause for concern, then we will meet with parents to identify the reasons and  work out how best we can support the child and parent in improving  attendance.
  • Children with 100% attendance each term are awarded a certificate and spend time on the bouncy castle.
  • Children with 100% attendance for the whole academic year are treated to a trip or a present at the end of the school year.
  • Classes with 100% attendance each week are awarded extra play time/golden time.
  • Children with the most improved attendance and punctuality are given a certificate in celebration assembly.

 

If your child is absent from school then please contact us on 0121 675 0622 on the first day of your child's absence.

 

 

 
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