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.  Please do not, therefore, send your son/daughter into school if they are unwell.

Symptoms - An individual should 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 the symptoms then they must isolate (stay at home and not have any visitors) and get a test as soon as possible.  The outcome from the test will dictate the next steps taken. The rest of the household must also  isolate until the 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/ 

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.  If you receive a positive test result for your child during the school day, as well as e-mailing the 'positive tests' e-mail address, please call the school office to notify us so that prompt action can be taken.

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 or send any children home. 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 who would be able to promptly collect , or arrange collection of, your son/daughter were the need to arise.

Google Classroom
If your child is well, but unable to come into school, work will be available to them from the Google Classroom.  It is therefore essential that parents know how to support their child with logging in to the Google Classroom.  If you do not know how to do this, please e-mail your son/daughter's class teacher in the first instance. 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 adhere to the points listed below:

  • Please ensure that you socially distance at all times.  This includes at the school gates and on the playgrounds where we ask you not to congregate.
  • Face masks
    Adults are expected to wear a face covering/mask at drop off and pick-up times
    unless exempt.  This is not a substitute for social distancing which must continue to be observed - including when using our alleyway path.

    Arriving at the allocated times shown below (and not before) will help aid social distancing.

    I know that you will understand that we do not have the capacity to 'police' parents wearing masks or socially distancing but are grateful to everyone for taking this seriously.  In line with government guidance, there is still no need for primary aged children to wear masks to, from or in school.
  • Only one parent to come on site at drop off and pick up time.  If at all possible, parents should avoid bringing siblings or other children on site. If it is necessary to bring siblings then they must remain by their parents side at all times and not be allowed to run ahead.
  • Please arrive at school at the specified times and not early or late (both at drop off and pick up times).
    Start times -  8.40-8.50am - Children in Years 4 to 6 should arrive on site and go straight in to their classrooms
    8.55-9.05am - Children in Reception to Year 3 should arrive on site and go straight in to their classrooms
    8.50 - 8.55am - Parents who have children in both of the age groups above should arrive on site
    N.B. Wherever possible, children in Years 3 - 6 should be left at the school gate/dropped off at the front and they should then proceed straight to their classroom via their designated route maintaining a safe space (2m) from other children/adults. If they are unable to do this sensibly and independently, then they will need to be accompanied by a parent. The roundabout can be used for KS2 drop off as usual.  All Rec, Year 1 and Year 2  children must be taken to their classroom by a responsible adult in the morning and not by a sibling in Yrs3-6.
  • Once you have delivered your child to their classroom, please leave the school site promptly whilst maintaining social distancing and being sure to followour one way system.
  • 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.
    Children in Reception to Year 3 should be collected from 3.05 – 3.15pm
    Parents of children in Year 3 have been advised that in weather extremes (e.g. heavy rain, ice, sun, on very hot/sunny days) the children will be brought out at 3.10pm
    Children in Year 4 – 6 will finish at 3.20pm. For children in Years 4 – 6, parents will ideally arrange to meet their children off site or will have already agreed arrangements with their child.
  • 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.

All of our procedures have been informed by the government's guidance documents which can be found online.