Please find a list of COVID-19 symptoms.
A high temperature or shivering (chills)
A new, continuous cough
A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Shortness of breath
Feeling tired or exhausted
An aching body
A sore throat
A blocked or runny nose
Loss of appetite
Feeling sick or being sick
If your child displays symptoms of COVID-19 or receives a positive test please follow the guidelines below and inform the school office on 01277 623070.
On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April 2022.
Updated guidance advises:
UK Health Security Agency Guidance
This guidance refers to public health exclusions to indicate the time period an individual should not attend a setting to reduce the risk of transmission during the infectious stage. This is different to ‘exclusion’ as used in an educational sense.
Pupil Wellbeing During Covid-19
If you find yourself having to isolate due to contracting Covid-19 please remember that our pastoral team are still here to support your son / daughter and do not hesitate to contact us if you or your child would like to speak to someone.
In the first instance you should contact your child’s class teacher / form tutor. In the senior school you can also contact Miss Raynard, Head of Pastoral Support Upper 3 (Year 7), Mrs Lawrence, Head of Pastoral Care Lower 4 (Year 8) and Upper 4 (Year 9) or Ms Hobbs, Head of Pastoral Support Lower 5 (Year 10) and Upper 5 (Year 11). Parents or pupils with concerns about their wellbeing in any year can contact Mrs Morgan, our Designated Safeguarding Lead or Miss Raynard, Deputy safeguarding Lead.
Below is a list of organisations that can offer additional help and support.
An excellent website with lots of practical advice on Coronavirus, mental health, use of social media.
Essex counselling service for young people
Advice and counselling service for young people
support for under 25s
Age targeted advice for parents and young people about online safety
advice on how to deal with inappropriate online communication
The latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online.