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Posted 13th October 2020
Statement from Wendy Burke, Director of Public Health
North Tyneside Council.
APPLETREE GARDENS is following national government guidance for schools when a positive COVID-19 case is confirmed in a pupil or staff member. North Tyneside Council’s public health team is supporting APPLETREE GARDENS with advice and guiding action around any suspected cases, confirmed cases or outbreaks in school through protocols that have been agreed with Public Health England.
The measures APPLETREE GARDENS have implemented such as maintaining high standards of hygiene inside and outside classroom settings, grouping pupils in ‘bubbles’ and maintaining social distancing where appropriate are the most effective ways to prevent the virus and keep everyone safe and to therefore ensure that all pupils have access to high quality education that enables them to thrive and progress.
When a positive COVID-19 case is confirmed at any time in the school, senior leaders carry out a comprehensive risk assessment with a member of staff from the Council’s public health team to identify any pupil or staff who may have been a close contact with the confirmed case. National definitions of close contacts are used in this process.
If your child is not identified as a close contact of the confirmed case you will not need to make any change to your usual routine and it will be safe for your child to continue to attend school.
If your child is identified as having been in close contact with the affected case they need to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days, in line with government guidance. Other members of the household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the self-isolation period.
The evidence from the Chief Medical Officer identifies that the balance of risk is strongly in favour of children attending school and that serious illness or death in children and teenagers from COVID-19 is extremely rare. Therefore, it is really important that all children continue to attend school (unless asked to self-isolate) for their educational progress, for their wellbeing and for their wider development.
We hopes this helps to reassure parents and carers.
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New PE signage in the main hall. Key questions to help improve performance and learners reflect ⚽️🏆🏀🎾🏑🏓🏏🏸
Apples from our apple tree growing in our Opal sandpit!!!
The Gunpowder Plot Story map
Our ‘Bonfire Night’ experience..... mmmmm!Marshmallows!
Our Harvest Donations ... 227 items will go to Whitley Bay Food Bank...Thank you!
Each child in reception has created an individual patch at home with their families to relflect their personalities… https://t.co/QrFm1qXjum
We had a delivery of new logs for our story circle. We were expert rollers and strong transporters swapping our ol… https://t.co/zqwWHb6096
Reception have been baking bread on the fire pit after learning the story of the Little Red Hen.
We have settled in so well to Reception. We have made new friends and love being inside and outdoors https://t.co/TKoCy6J8MI