We understand that these are challenging times and hope that this web page will help parents to easily access useful information and answer frequently asked questions. Please do not worry on your own, our staff are more than happy to help with any queries.
Head of School: Miss L Hall
Safeguarding: Ms Agan
SEND: Mr Carrick
Attendance: Mrs Robinson
Thrive Team: (Upper) Mrs Lithgow, Mrs Tindle (Lower) Mrs Mullen
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The Department for Education has worked closely with Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Test and Trace to minimise the potential risks of spread. A key part of this is the appropriate use of testing to help identify people who are positive and subsequently their contacts. Testing is available throughout the country and anyone with symptoms can book a test online or over the telephone through 119 to get the certainty they need to protect themselves and those around them. To ensure that testing capacity is prioritised for those with symptoms and to avoid children, students and their families self-isolating unnecessarily, please read the following:
Only get tested if you or family member develop one or more of the main coronavirus symptoms:
· a high temperature
· a new, continuous cough
· the loss or change of their sense of taste or smell,
· they are recommended to get tested by a healthcare provider (e.g. GP or nurse)
If a pupil develops one or more of the main coronavirus symptoms described above, only they should be tested. There is no need for their households to have a test, unless they are also symptomatic. As schools and colleges across England return, pupils and students may feel unwell for example with a sore throat, stomach upset or a headache. These pupils and students don’t need to book a test but may need to stay off school and seek medical advice through their GP or pharmacist as usual.
Please help us to help everyone, by ensuring that your child does not attend school while they are awaiting test outcomes. Should you have difficulty accessing a test and your child has any of the symptoms listed above, please keep them at home and inform the school who will advise on appropriate next steps. We will continue to work with parents ensuring that the safety of everyone in our ALP community is paramount.
Drop off and Pick up times are staggered and parents are required to be on time and at the right location in order to avoid mixing “bubbles”. Social distancing markings and one-way systems are clearly signposted to help adults to socially distance. School staff are available (and clearly visible in their high-viz vests) to support.
Unfortunately your child’s teacher will be unable to chat to you at pick up and drop off times in order to maintain the integrity of the classroom bubbles. If you would like to speak to your child’s teacher please contact the school office who will be more than happy to arrange this for you.
Please familiarise yourself with our revised school start and finish times. Times will be in place for at least the first term unless government guidelines change and a review is appropriate.
UPDATE - 18th September - As Northumberland is now under local lockdown restrictions, everyone over the age of eleven MUST wear a mask on school premises when dropping off and/or collecting pupils as an additional precautionary measure. Masks MUST also be worn in the school reception areas. Thank you for your support
18TH SEPTEMBER - UPDATED TO REFLECT LOCAL LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS: As of one minute past minute midnight on the 18th September, Northumberland entered into local lockdown restrictions. This means that households in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham should not socialise with other people outside of their household or support bubble.