Guidance and information on Coronavirus

Remote learning St johns’ school and college 2021

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

Remote learning provision St johns’ school and college 2021

Guidelines for parents supporting their child to attend lessons on Zoom

Therapist Provision During the Covid Restrictions

The Therapies’ continuity plan follows the announcement by the Government on 4th January 2021, that all schools would close on from 5th January, with the exception of children of key workers and vulnerable children. Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker or those with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). This includes all children attending St John’s RC School.

Please read the full information using the link below.

Therapist Provision During the Covid Restrictions

Covid-19 Risk Assessments

COVID 19 Return to work-guidance pack Jan 04-01-21

St John’s RC School Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment Form School Library and ICT Rooms and Music Depts

Information Posted 1st March 2021

The return day for all of our pupils is fast approaching and I am sure you are eagerly awaiting the return to some form of normality.

I have been asked by a number of parents/carers of secondary aged pupils about the systematic testing of our students. Please read the full letter below.

Letter to Parents/Guardian 1st March 2021

Information Posted 23rd February 2021

Dear Parents/Guardian,

As you are all undoubtedly aware the latest government statement was issued last night by the Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson stated that the top priority for the government is getting children and students back into school, and so from the 8th March all children and students will return to face to face education in schools and colleges. Read the full letter below..

letter to Parent/Guardian 23rd Feb 2021

Information Posted 9th February 2021

Dear Parents/Guardian,

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. Please use the link below to read the letter.

Letter to Parents 9th Feb 2021

Information Posted 13th January 2021

Dear Parents/Guardian,

I hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

The latest guidance from the government still remains unchanged, the safest place for everyone is at home. The numbers of confirmed cases in London and the surrounding areas is increasing on a daily basis and the numbers of daily deaths is also increasing at an alarming rate. I feel that the safest place for our students wherever possible is at home and although I stated in my previous correspondence that we will be open to more students on the 18th January I am very concerned about the safety of everyone on site… Please read the full letter below.

Letter to Parents/Guardian 13th January 2021

Information Posted 8th January 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you are all very much aware Boris Johnson announced a full lockdown on 8th January at 8pm as the new variant of the coronavirus has led to rapidly escalating case numbers.

The school has been open to those students whom are looked after, have parents or carers who are critical care workers or are considered vulnerable.

We are in process of organising the testing and tracing system and this will hopefully be in place by the 18th January. This will enable us to test all of the school and college staff and all secondary and above aged students (after parental/carer consent has been obtained), more detailed information will follow…. Please read the full letter by clicking the link below.

letter to Parents/Guardians 8th Jan 2021

Information Posted 5th January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

I’m just getting in touch to make you aware that we understand that it may be very difficult at the moment coping with the current lockdown situation. This can affect our children and ourselves in a variety of different ways. You may experience challenges in dealing with your child’s behaviour, stress levels or your own wellbeing at the moment… to read more, please click on the letter below

letter to Parents/Carers from Mentors

Information Posted 4th January 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The guidance on returning to school has now again been updated after several more announcements from Gavin Williams at the weekend. As I stated in my previous letter due to the high and rising COVID-19 infection rates the government is delaying the return to school for primary and secondary school pupils at the start of next term until the 18th January….   Please read the full letter using the link below.

Parents-Guardians Letter 04-01-21

Information Posted 31st December 2020

Dear Parents/Guardian,

I hope this letter finds you well and that you have managed to have a nice Christmas break.

You may have heard the education Secretary’s announcement yesterday that due to the high and rising COVID-19 infection rates the government is delaying the return to school for primary and secondary school pupils at the start of next term…. Please read the full letter by clicking the link below.

New Term January Letter

Information Posted 24th August 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

I have delayed sending out this letter until now to ensure that we have the most updated information regarding the reopening of schools in September.
As expected, this makes it clear that the government expects all pupils to be back in school full time from the start ….

Please read the full letter attached below.

School Status 24th August 2020

Information Posted 17th July 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have reached the end of what has been for some, a very difficult year, both in terms of the imposed lockdown and continuing difficulties for our families. Your support for our school has been much appreciated in these unprecedented times.

Unfortunately, we have had to forego the activities which would normally have taken place at the end of term, we particularly missed our Summer Fete and Sports day.

Please read the full letter attached below….

School Status 17th July 2020

Information Posted 22nd may 2020

The government has announced in the past few days that the intention is for mainstream schools to open for reception, year 1 and year 6 pupils, the guidelines for special schools however, remain the same as when the lockdown started several weeks ago. Please read the full letter attached below.

School Status 22nd May 2020

Information Posted 13th May 2020

The government announcements over the past few days have indicated that nothing significant has changed. The school is remaining closed for most of our students although arrangements are being made for individual students to access provision at school. Please read the full letter below.

School Status 13th May 2020

Information Posted 1st May 2020

The school is remaining closed for the majority of our students although arrangements are being made for individual students to access provision at school. We are continuing to support students and their families in their own homes in order for social distancing guidelines set out by the government to continue to be maintained.

Please read the full letter Click Here

Information Posted 24th April 2020

The school will continue to remain closed Week Beginning 27th April 2020 and please check the website for further updates

Information Posted 17th April 2020

We have again had to make the difficult decision to continue keeping the school closed from Monday 20.4.20 until further notice as we have followed government guidance and are concerned for the safety and well being of all our students and staff. Please continue to check the website for further updates and more details as to when the school will reopen.

Letter to parents 17-04-20

Information Posted 27th March 2020

We have had to make the difficult decision to close the school from Friday 27th March 2020 until the end of the Spring term as we have reduced numbers of staff with the necessary skill set to ensure the safety of all students. This includes Teaching & Learning, Therapies, Maintenance and Catering. Please continue to check the website for further updates and more details as to when the school will reopen.

School is continuing to work remotely. Contact can be made via office@stjohnsrcschool.co.uk

Closure Letter Prior to Easter

Information Posted 26th March 2020

Helpful link https://parentinfo.org/

Information Posted 23rd March 2020

Letter parents/carers 23rd March 2020

Information Posted 19th March 2020

School Status 19th March 2020

COVID-19 – Temporary Closure of St John’s College – 19 March 2020

Download the information Here

Information Posted 17th March 2020

Latest Government Guidance on Social Distancing

Latest Government Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

Information Posted 16th March 2020

Dear parents and carers.

The coronavirus situation is moving along very quickly and I see the anxiety that many of you have. I want to reassure you that we are doing everything required to prevent the spread of the virus.

The advice now is if a person has a new cough OR fever above 37.8c (you don’t need both together) to isolate at home for 14 days, after which they should be better.

Feeling unwell by itself is not part of the guidance so sneezing or a runny nose without cough or fever doesn’t need self-isolation specifically.

A persistent cough means throughout the day not one cough in the morning etc.

If the cough persists in the mild form after 14 days with no other symptoms of fever and they have already self-isolated then the advice is they can go back to school or work.

In school we are taking precautionary measures to keep everyone safe. Assemblies have been cancelled and as the letter you received home today stipulates all trips and visits have been cancelled and review meeting in the next few weeks have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for later in the year. We are emphasising the importance of good hygiene to all staff and pupils and building hand washing firmly into our routines.

I will write to you all again later should there be any further developments during the day.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Wendy Killlilea
Head of St John’s RC School