Tadworth Primary School, Heathcote, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RR
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Tadworth Primary School

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Covid Information

On this page you will find key information which has already been shared with parents regarding the coronavirus and our school's procedures.

 Coronavirus Symptoms

It is imperative that we all play our part in trying to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.  

Symptoms - An individual should only seek a test if they have one or more of the main COVID symptoms – a high temperature; a new, continuous cough and/or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste (or as directed to by a medical professional, at the request of a local council or as part of the government pilot project).  If an individual has one or more of those symptoms then they must isolate (stay at home and don’t have any visitors) and get a test as soon as possible. The rest of the household need to isolate for 14 days or until a negative test result is received. The NHS has provided explanations for each of the main symptoms, which can be found via this link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/ .

Social Media
I would urge everyone in our community not to take to social media to share detailed information about medical symptoms within their households and what they have been advised to do as this can sometimes mislead others or cause unnecessary angst within our community.

What to do if your child has a test with a negative result?
It is really important that you let the school know as soon as possible the outcome from any COVID test.  This can be done by e-mailing info@tadworthps.surrey.sch.uk or by calling the school office during the school day.

 What to do if your child tests positive for coronavirus?
Were this to happen, it would be essential for us to quickly consider and assess whether we need others to isolate and remain off school.  Therefore, only in cases of a positive test, please e-mail positivetests@tadworthps.surrey.sch.uk
This mailbox will be checked regularly for any e-mails including at the weekend.  N.B.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN REPORTING A POSITIVE COVID TEST RESULT.

 What to do if someone in your household (e.g. a parent) displays COVID symptoms during the school day?
Notify the school ASAP and arrange to collect your child/children who will need to isolate until the person displaying symptoms has had a test.  The outcome from the test will inform any next steps.

Contingency Plans - We hope that our whole school community stays well and that we will not need to close any classes or year groups. However, it is essential that you have plans in place were your child to need to remain off school for any period of time.  It is also crucial that we have up-to-date contact details for a responsible adult

 GoogleClassroom
If your child is well, but unable to come into school, work will be available to them from the GoogleClassroom.  More information about distance learning can be found from the following link.

 Accessing the School Site and other important points

 In order to support us in helping to keep our community safe, please can we ask that all parents take note of the points listed below.  Most of these were in our original return to school guidance document which can be found from the following link - please note some points within the document may have changed since it was originally produced. 

  • Only one parent to come on site at drop off and pick up time.
  • Please arrive at school at the specified times and not early or late (both at drop off and pick up times).
  • At pick up time, please exit the school site promptly with your children.  We appreciate that parents are keen to speak to one another, however, we need to keep the flow moving to enable social distancing in an already reduced space due to the building works. 
  • If you need to get a message to a teacher, please e-mail them, write a note in the home/school diary or call the front office if it is something urgent.
  • Please ensure that any necessary medicines have been handed in to school with a completed form.  This includes asthma inhalers.  The form can be found from the following link:
    https://www.tadworthps.surrey.sch.uk/docs/Pupil_Medication_Request.pdf
  • Please ensure your son/daughter has everything they need with them for the school day clearly labelled.  We appreciate and understand that occasionally items may have been forgotten, however, please refrain from dropping these off during the school day unless they are absolutely essential.  If in any doubt as to whether you should/shouldn’t bring something in, please phone the front office first.  Some of the classrooms are now a significant distance from the front of the school and we are also trying to minimise unnecessary movement around the site, hence this request.