Covid-19 On-site Testing for Staff and Students
You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow devices’. This letter is to help give you more information about the testing programme available for staff and students that have recently returned to school:
Our Consent Form can be downloaded here:
Our Privacy Notice can be viewed here:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Here is the Essex County Council approach to Covid 19 testing within Secondary Schools with parents and carers:
Here are the revised arrangements for the start of the Spring term 2021:
Covid 19 Catch-Up Premium and Curriculum Expectations 2020/21
The DfE has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up and supporting schools to enable them to do so. Whilst headteachers will decide how the money is spent, the Education Endowment Foundation has published guidance on effective interventions to support schools. For pupils with complex needs, schools should spend this funding on catch-up support to address their individual needs.
There is also an allocation of £350 million for a National Tutoring Programme, intended to deliver proven and successful tuition to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.
Further details can be found here: HDHS Covid 19 Catch-Up Premium and Curriculum Expectations 2020_21
You can find safeguarding advice and information here as to how you can keep your child safe during this latest period of partial school closure:
To be read in conjunction with the KCSIE document: KCSIE (2020) – Updated January 2021 (Post EU Exit)
Advice for Parents
Here is some general advice for parents to follow if they are notified that a student or a member of staff has tested positive for Covid-19. These will be amended one we begin Lateral Flow Device testing at HDHS, during the week beginning 11th January 2021.
School Covid-19 Procedures
Here are the procedures we follow when notified that a student or a member of staff tests positive for Covid-19. These will be amended once we begin Lateral Flow Device Testing at HDHS during the week beginning 11th January 2021.
Here is the school’s Covid-19 risk assessment: