From September 2021, we will provide remote education for pupils whose attendance would be contrary to government guidance or legislation around Covid-19.
Work will be emailed to parents / carers by the class teacher.
If your child is unable to attend school but is fit and healthy, they are expected to continue with their learning remotely.
Attendance is mandatory. The usual rules on attendance continue to apply, including:
parents’ duty to ensure that their child of compulsory school age attends regularly at the school where the child is a registered pupil
schools’ responsibilities to record attendance and follow up absence
the ability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices, in line with local authorities’ codes of conduct
the duty on local authorities to put in place arrangements for identifying, and to follow up with, children missing education
Pupils who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have had a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test, should self-isolate and get a confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
If a pupil tests negative and if they feel well, they can stop self-isolating and return to school.
If a pupil tests positive, they should continue to self-isolate in line with public health guidance.
In line with public health advice, pupils with symptoms must self-isolate and schools should strongly encourage pupils to take a PCR test.
Schools should follow up with families if they are not satisfied with the reason as to why the pupil is not in school. Schools can request supporting evidence from the family. Where the school is not satisfied with the reason given for absence, they may record this using one of the unauthorised absence codes, in line with the school attendance: guidance for schools.
Please visit our 'Mental Health' pages for information about how to find support and to promote good mental health.