Following on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23rd March 2020 Greenmead Primary School is CLOSED to pupils and staff.
This is a difficult decision and one that we wish we didn’t have to make but is necessary to keep both pupils and staff safe.
Individual emails are being checked. If your update or query relates to usual school business please use firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are being checked and read throughout the school working hours.
If you have an urgent query please contact email@example.com. This address is being checked regularly throughout the day by senior school leaders.
We are continuing to keep you updated on our response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The government has made the decision to keep schools open. We are continually monitoring information from Public Health England and the DfE and will update you if the situation changes.
Advice for Visitors
If you have had a temperature or cough or feel unwell please do not visit the school.
Visitors who are not essential and have not pre booked will not be able to visit the school. On arrival visitors should wash hands and then check in with reception. Please check with the staff member you are expecting to visit / meet if you are unsure about your visit or have any questions.
Advice for staff who feel unwell
If you have a fever / temperature or new cough stay at home for 7 days and do not return to work unless you have contacted the school absence line.
If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must not return to work for 14 days.
All absence should continue to be reported via the staff absence line as normal
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Advice on the coronavirus for places of education poster: Poster
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19: Coronavirus
Guidance for educational settings: Guidance
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults : Guidance
Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection: Guidance
16th March Public Health England Advice to those who are ‘vulnerable’.
‘Vulnerable’ includes those who are:
• Under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab)
• Those with chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or bronchitis
• Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
• Chronic kidney disease
• Chronic liver disease
• Chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability or cerebral palsy
• Problems with your spleen – for example sickle cell disease
• A weakened immune system as a result of conditions such as AIDS/HIV or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
• Those who are pregnant
• People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
• People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
• People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia
• People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
• People with severe disease of body systems, such as sever kidney disease
• For now you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full.
• Social distancing measures as steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people. They are;
•Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus. This includes high temperature and/or new and continuous cough.
• Avoid non-essential use of public transport
• Avoid large gatherings and gatherings in smaller public places
• Avoid gatherings with friends and family.
• Use your telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services.
The Friends of Greenmead (FOG) is the registered charity of Greenmead School. It depends on the support of parents, friends and staff for its success. Through FOG’s fundraising activities, Greenmead pupils have access to a range of facilities which would not otherwise be available. This includes funding Music Therapy. New parents are encouraged to join. If you would like to make a donation to the school please contact the school office or go to www.justgiving.com
Charity Name: Friends of Greenmead Charity No.: 1012795