Covid-19 Re-opening - information for families
Wheatfield is re-opening to all pupils on Thursday 3rd September. Whilst we are doing everything we can to make school feel as normal as possible for children and families, there are some important changes which we need you to follow in the interests of everyone's safety. The staff team will be there to support everyone as we adjust to these new habits and routines - should you have any questions, please feel free to ask one of us in person or contact us via School Comms.
The information below has been assembled to support you in keeping your child, yourselves and our staff team safe whilst on site. We hope you find it useful.
Re-opening letter to families
The letter below was sent to all families in July and was re-sent at the end of August. It details the main information you need to know in respect of re-opening.
Each school is required to produce a risk assessment to show how we are managing the risk posed by Covid-19 whilst re-opening to the site to pupils and families.
Information from South Gloucestershire
Please follow the link to find out more about South Gloucestershire's approach to re-opening schools. We are a maintained school, run by South Gloucestershire Council and so follow their policies and processes.
Message from South Gloucestershire Council
As a maintained school, the Local Authority have been supporting us as we prepare to re-open. They have recorded a video message for families which can be viewed below:
What you can do to help …
There are many ways which you can help to keep your child, your family and our staff team safe. The most important of these is to know the symptoms of Coronavirus and respond appropriately and immediately if your child or any member of your family (or someone you have been in contact with) displays these symptoms. The links below are designed to support you with this.
What if my child develops Coronavirus symptoms?
You must inform us as quickly as possible and arrange to get your child tested. You can book a test via the online booking portal:
There are two drive in test centres locally - Bristol Airport and Hempstead Meadow in Gloucester. There are also the option of home-test kits but these could take longer to process. The school has been provided with a very small number (around 10) test kits - these will only be distributed for families in exceptional circumstances where there neither of the above options are available.
What if my child's test is negative?
You must inform us as quickly as possible and we will inform Public Health South Gloucestershire as part of their standard operating procedures.
What if my child's test is positive?
You must inform us immediately and we would request that you call the school and ask to speak to Mr Winterburn or Mr Woodworth. We will then notify Public Health South Gloucestershire, the Education Department of the Council and the Regional Public Health England Health Protection Team who will advise anyone who has been in close contact with your child to self-isolate as per the national guidance (this will, of course, be handled sensitively).
What happens if there is a confirmed case of Coronavirus in the school?
Should this happen then our leaders will work closely with the Council's Education Department and the Regional PHE Health Protection Team to ensure any person who has been in close contact with the confirmed case, self-isolates as per the national guidance. We will act quickly and efficiently to ensure that children, staff and families are safe and well supported.