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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tutorials for Frog

Parent Guide:

Thursday 2 April
Parent Guide to Home Learning during COVID-19 (emailed home)

Student Guide:

Thursday 2 April
How will your work be set during the school closure (emailed directly to students cc to parents)

 

Parent/Carer Updates

Friday 3 July
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


 

Friday 26 June
Update on School Activities - emailed home

 

Friday 19 June
Parent/Carer Letter (Home Learning) - emailed home
Expectations During Live Activities - emailed home



Tuesday 16 June - 
Places for children of Key Workers
If you are a key worker returning to work and your child is unable to remain at home during the school day, please email schoolprovision@oxted.thpt.org.uk stating your child’s name and tutor group, your job title (or why you qualify as a key worker) and the day(s) of the week you would need your child to access the provision. Please note that there is currently a one week notice period between requests for a place and a student’s starting date, to allow us time to prepare the additional space and ensure we have enough staff.

 

Monday 15 June
Safeguarding COVID-19 Addendum

 

Friday 12 June
Parent/Carer Letter from Chair LGB - emailed home

 

Thursday 11 June
Risk Assessment - reopening for Y10 & Y12

 

Friday 5 June
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home

 

Thursday 4 June
Year 10 Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
 

Wednesday 3 June
Home Learning Survey Results - emailed home
 

Friday 22 May
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
Surrey County Council Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
'Fake News' Presentation - emailed home


Friday 15 May
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
Letter Attachment - emailed home
 

Thursday 7 May
Safeguarding Update during COVID-19

 

Friday 1 May
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
'The New Normal' - emailed home
Parent/carer Online Radicalisation Information Support - emailed home

 

Wednesday 29 April
Year 11 and Year 13 Summer Exams - emailed home


 

Tuesday 28 April
For information regarding free school meals during COVID-19, please click here

 

Friday 24 April
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home



Friday 17 April
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home



Thursday 16 April
Year 11 and Year 13 Summer Exams - emailed home 
Advice for Parents and Carers when a child is unwell or injured - emailed home


 

Friday 3 April
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home
Surrey County Council Parent/Carer Letter 
Ofqual Student Letter


 

Wednesday 1 April
Oxted Virtual School - Useful Information for Parents and Carers (emailed home)


 

Update Friday 27 March (15:15)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


 

Update Friday 20 March (19:45)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home

Update Friday 20 March (11am)
emailed home to Parents/Carers of students in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 

Dear Parents and Carers
We apologise for the difficulties we had in communicating with you yesterday. The commercial systems used by most schools up and down the country for communicating with parents were, it seems, all overloaded by the sheer volume of schools using them. While such issues are beyond our control, please be assured that we always use the school website as back up and so it is always worth checking this on a regular basis.

In terms of identifying the students who will be in school next week, the DfE published its official list of key workers very late last night and therefore we are asking that, if you could not find your employment post on the form sent yesterday, and you believe you fall into one of the categories listed, please re-send the form, filling out the final box for ‘other’.

If you believe you have circumstances that require your child to be in school, but you are not listed in the official categories, please get in touch and we will review each request on a case-by-case basis.

The official Government advice is that if it is at all possible for children to be at home in the coming weeks, then they should be in order to help to keep the infection spread contained.

Therefore, if you need to register your child in the light of the latest information, please urgently complete the online form, hard copies of which are also available from Reception.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Yours sincerely
Mr R Bond
Head of School

 

Update Friday 20 March
Please find attached PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with today.


 

Update Thursday 19 March (3.30pm)
emailed to Parents/Carers of students in Year 7,
Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 

Dear Parents and Carers
We will be writing to you later today with a more general update on our planning for the coming weeks following the official announcements of yesterday concerning the future operation of schools.

However, in the meantime we are attempting to get a feel for the number of young people who will be in our school from next week onwards. In particular, we need to ask parents who are key workers to identify themselves by completing the online form, but please be understanding if we have to contact you again once the government has published what they consider to be the official list of key worker categories. Hard copies of the form are available from Reception.

Please be assured we are attempting to respond to this need in the best way we can to support other services who are rallying to this national crisis situation.

Yours sincerely

Mr R Bond
Head of School

Update Thursday 19 March (08:45)
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with students today.  
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with Year 11 students today.  

 

Update Thursday 19 March (08:00)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


 

Update Wednesday 18 March (15:00)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


 

Update Wednesday 18 March (8:45)
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with students today.  


 

Update Tuesday 17 March (15:00)
Parent/carer Letter - emailed home


Update Tuesday 17 March (8:45)
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that has been shared with students today.  Going forward, we will be providing students with a daily update as we receive information from the Government. 

 

Update Monday 16 March (22:00)
As per my letter on Friday, my concern was that there may come a point where we have to partially close the school due to staffing pressures.

I am sad to say that on Tuesday 17 March, Oxted School will be forced to partially close. We will not be open for the following year groups:

• Year 8
• Year 9

Work will be set via Frog for these year groups by their teachers.

I will write to parents again on Tuesday to update you of any further developments this week.

I hope you appreciate that I do not take this decision lightly and will always have the safety of students and staff at the heart of all our decisions.

Yours sincerely

Mr R Bond
Head of School


 

Update Monday 16 March (17:25)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


Update Monday 16 March (13:45)
Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that tutors shared with their tutor groups this morning.
If Public Health England and our Local Education Authority advise us to close the school, parents and carers will be notified by a text message or an email. There will also be an announcement on the school website and all the school media sites.

Mr R Bond
Head of School


Update Friday 13 March (17:45)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


 

Update Wednesday 11 March (19:00)
Parent/Carer Letter - emailed home


Update Wednesday 11 March (10am)
Please see the revised guidance in the ‘information for the public’ website below, regarding travellers returning from Italy:

 

Update Tuesday 10 March (11am)
The Department for Education and the Local Authority are encouraging schools to follow the Public Health England guidance regarding Coronavirus and to remain open. PHE advise that in most cases, even if there is a confirmed case within the school community, closure of the school is unnecessary. We can assure you that in this situation we would take further advice from PHE to ensure the right proportionate local decision.

It is important that we all do our best to ensure that our children’s education is disrupted as little as possible and as always, everyone should continue to promote good hand and respiratory hygiene:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze, then bin the tissue and wash your hands (or use a sanitiser gel)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Mr R Bond
Head of School


 

Update Tuesday 3 March (16:45)
As I am sure many of you will have seen over the weekend, there have been media reports about Coronavirus in the UK and in Surrey, and many of you will be concerned. I, Mr Bond, Head of School can assure you that we are taking the situation seriously but that we do not need to cause undue alarm. It is important for the children that we remain calm, sensible and work together as a school community to follow the national guidance.

The Department for Education have set up a Coronavirus helpline (tel 0800 046 8687) for queries relating to schools and other educational establishments in England. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm

The advice to us from Public Health England and Surrey County Council remains the same and is as follows:

  • Where a suspected case has been in a childcare or educational setting, there is no need to close the setting or send other learners or staff home
  • Even if there is a confirmed case in your childcare or educational setting, in most cases, closure of the childcare or education setting will be unnecessary and advice would be provided by Public Health England
  • As always, everyone should continue to promote good hand and respiratory hygiene:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze, then bin the tissue and wash your hands (or use a sanitiser gel)
    • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Remember, if you have any direct medical concerns, to contact NHS 111.

Please be assured that when there is a confirmed case, Public Health England (PHE) use the method of contact tracing to prevent the infection spreading further. Please see below to link below to find out more about contact tracing: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/13/expert-interview-what-is-contact-tracing/

For further information, please see www.nhs.uk/coronavirus and ‘Guidance to educational settings about COVID-19’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 


Mr R Bond, Head of School 

Update Monday 2 March (16:30)


 

Update - Wednesday 26 February (16:55)
As I am aware, there have been a number of rumours today about the School ski trip to Italy during the February half term. I know this can be a concern to both parents and students but I can assure you the school will always follow the advice of Public Health England:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

If you have any medical questions about this situation please phone NHS 111 and not the school.

I expect all of our students to behave in an appropriate manner and to attend school on a daily basis.

Please be assured that the school’s number one priority is that our students are, at all times safe, and would immediately take the appropriate action if we felt there was any risk to our students safety.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Mr R Bond
Head of School


 

Please be assured that as a school we are continuing to follow the advice of Public Health England and the Department of Health & Social Care: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public 

As you are aware, we have many school trips and over the February half term break, we had a trip to Pila in Northwest Italy.  From the information below, it is clear that students and staff who went on this school trip fall into Category 2 which means they only need to self-isolate if they have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and they should contact NHS 111. 

For further details of these categories please see below: 

Category 1
Further clarification has now been provided with regards to students or staff who should self-isolate and notify NHS 111 if they have travelled to or from a Category 1 Area: 

  • Wuhan city and Hubei Province (China, see map)
  • Iran
  • Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea, see map)
  • Any Italian town under containment measures (see map)

Category 2
Students or staff who have travelled to or from Category 2 countries/area (which now includes non-quarantined areas of Northern Italy) remains unchanged; they only need to self-isolate if they have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and contact NHS 111: 

  • Cambodia
  • China (see map)
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy: north (see map)
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Republic of Korea (see map)
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam 

If you travelled abroad during the half term break, please check carefully the guidance for the area you visited and the attached maps if appropriate. 

Public Health England will continue to update their list on a daily basis, which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas-with-implications-for-returning-travellers-or-visitors-arriving-in-the-uk 

If you have any further health concerns, please call NHS 111 in the first instance.  This is a rapidly changing situation and we will continue to keep you updated as we receive further information.