Park High

COVID-19 Updates

 

This web page is designed to give you the school’s latest advice and guidance on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and what to do if you think that either you or someone you know may have come into contact with the virus.

 

Latest news:

Reminder: Students are encouraged to arrive at school between 8.40am and 9am, to ensure a staggered start. Pupils should go straight to their period 1 room to be registered.

All pupils should ensure they have an outside coat and mask everyday.

Parents@Park weekly bulletin click here. Please note this is updated weekly each Friday morning and is circulated via MCAS.

All pupils should bring a mask and outside coat each day.

 

Outline of the school reopening plan:

As per Government guidance, the children will be placed in ‘bubbles’. Each bubble will have a specified entrance as well as a specific zone and a specific social area within the school which will remain the same throughout in order to avoid any potential transmission of the virus. In addition, each zone will have its own allocated toilet facility. As we are all aware, the transmission rate of the virus is lower in the open air and therefore our children will spend their social time in outdoor areas.

 

Children are in class bubbles, however, they will also be in a year group bubbles during social time and when outdoors which will give them an opportunity to socialise with other friends not in their class bubble whilst still maintaining social distance whilst at play. This is important for the children’s mental health and wellbeing which is our priority alongside safety.

 

 

Click here to view social time and teaching zones.

Click here for government guidance for parents on whole school reopening.

Click here for government guidance for schools on whole school reopening.

Click here to view the whole school reopening plan guidance for staff.

Click here to view the operational risk assessment.

 

Student Information Videos

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

 

Start and Departure Times

 

Timings of the school day will broadly remain the same, however, there is a requirement to stagger start and departure times to enable social distancing. The beginning of the school day is from 8:40 – 9:00 am. Children will make their way through the specified entrance into their bubble and zone. Please refer to the chart below for further information:

 

Monday - Thursday

Year

Start time

Departure time

Entrance

Bubble Zone

Social Zone

Exit

7

8.40 – 9.00am

3.00pm*

Main Gate

E Block

Tennis Courts

Down the Main Drive to the Main Gate

8

8.40 – 9.00am

3.05pm*

Main Gate

G Block

The Quad

Through USDR doors to the Main Gate

9

8.40 – 9.00am

3.10pm*

Bottom Gate

Upper R Block

Between R Block and D Block

Through Drama double doors to the Bottom Gate

10

8.40 – 9.00am

3.15pm*

Bottom Gate

Lower R Block

End of R Block

Through end of R Block to Bottom Gate

11

8.40 – 9.00am

2.50/3.20pm*

Bottom Gate

D Block

Basketball Courts

Through Technology doors/PE doors to Bottom Gate

*Students catching the school bus will depart at 3:20 pm and line up in the designated area.

Friday

Year

Start time

Departure time

Entrance

Bubble Zone

Social Zone

Exit

7

8.40 – 9.00am

2.30pm*

Main Gate

E Block

Tennis Courts

Down the Main Drive to the Main Gate

8

8.40 – 9.00am

2.35pm*

Main Gate

G Block

The Quad

Through USDR doors to the Main Gate

9

8.40 – 9.00am

2.30pm*

Bottom Gate

Upper R Block

Between R Block and D Block

Through Drama double doors to the Bottom Gate

10

8.40 – 9.00am

2.40pm

Bottom Gate

Lower R Block

End of R Block

Through end of R Block to Bottom Gate

11

8.40 – 9.00am

2.40pm

Bottom Gate

D Block

Basketball Courts

Through Technology doors/PE doors to Bottom Gate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information and guidance please view ‘What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak’ government guidance document found here.

Please also see this letter from Phillippa Williamson – LCC Cabinet member for children, young people and schools.

Key Policies for School Reopening:

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy COVID-19 Addendum

Appeals of 2020 Centre Assessed Grades

School Uniform Policy

 

Recent Home School Correspondence: 

New Year 7 Skirts – Mrs Casper Smith 26/8/2020

September Covid 19 Arrangements – Head of School Mrs Eulert 25/8/2020

2020 Results Day Appeal Procedure against Centre Assessed Grades (Appeals of 2020 Assessed GradesAppeal Process ExplanationResults Day Letter to Students)– Mr Allen 19/8/2020

Essential Equipment – Mrs Howlett 28/7/2020

 

Latest advice from Public Health England:

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. Please follow the link below to the latest guidance on self-isolation from Public Health England.

Updated guidance

Useful Contacts and Links:

 

Anyone who displays symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can and should get a test.

 

These symptoms are:

 

  • a high temperature,
  • a new, continuous cough,
  • or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

 

To access a test at a testing site or at home using the online booking portal.

 

FREE NHS 111 helpline and the NHS UK website

Government Website

The Department for Education (DfE) helpline:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Place2Be advice for families

Information for children, families and professionals from Educational Psychologists

 

Home Schooling Support in the case of Regional Lockdowns:

Staff and students will utilise Microsoft Teams to ensure that all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, whether in school or at home. Training will be provided for students at the beginning of term.

Here is a guide from LCC to help your child study during school closures.

Health and Wellbeing:

 

Link to Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service – Well-being During Covid-19

Guide to helping children cope with stress: Helping Children Cope

Talking to children about coronaovirus: Talking to children about coronavirus

 

Websites and phone lines that provide advice and support:

Ann Freud Learning Network: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/

Young Minds advice for Coronavirus: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

Newsround: News friendly for young people: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Happiful: Free online mental health magazine: https://read.happiful.com/

Place2Be: How to answer questions from children? https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/

MH England: Looking after your mental health during Coronavirus https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Mindshift: Healthy Young Minds Anxiety Support App https://healthyyoungmindspennine.nhs.uk/resource-centre/apps/mindshift/

Catch It: NHS Mood Tracker https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/catch-it/

Mood Path: Mood Journal  https://mymoodpath.com/en/

Headspace: Mindfulness App  https://www.headspace.com/

Breethe: Meditation App  https://breethe.com/

Reflecty: Reflection App https://reflectly.app/

Calm: Meditation and Sleep App https://www.calm.com/

Cruse Bereavement Support – https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/for-parents

Whats Up?: Mental Health App https://apps.apple.com/us/app/whats-up-a-mental-health-app/id968251160

Kooth: Online Support for Young People https://www.kooth.com/

Shout for support in crisis Text ‘Shout’ to 85258

The Mix Essential Support for Under 25’s 0808 808 4994 

Talk Zone Lancashire County Council Webchat https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/youthzone/get-in-touch/ Text 07786 51 11 11 Phone 0800 51 11 11

 

Online Safety:

With the current situation your children will be spending a great deal of time on the internet. Many of you will be aware of the safeguarding guidance re this however we need to be more careful than ever to make sure your children are safe on line and do not put themselves in danger.

The following links may help you with lots of useful information:-

ThinkUKnow  – https://thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

Parent and Carer toolkit for online safety – http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/parent-and-carer-toolkit

The National Online Safety Website also has useful information:-