Recent updates

We have relaunched our Home Learning page to offer better support to families whose child is self-isolating


At the end of each week we are sending an update to parents including any information on new COVID cases. These are sent by My Ed or SMS message - please contact reception if you are not receiving these, as you may miss important information about your child. A copy of general communications to parents is also available in our Letters home archive

Useful information
If my child is at home due to COVID-19, what should they be doing?

Your child is expected to follow their normal timetable at home, logging in to Google Classroom and ‘turning in’ three assignments per day – one for each lesson they are timetabled for. 

In addition, there is a ‘In Touch’ Classroom where will ask students to check in and there are ILTs to complete. All teachers are sharing their lessons on Google Classrooms for students to follow at home. 

We will be monitoring your child’s Google Classrooms to support them and ensure they don’t fall behind with work. If you have any issues please contact the academy. 

Detail help guides at https://manchester.coopacademies.co.uk/parents/home-learning/

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The official list of COVID symptoms can be found on the NHS website.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

If your child presents these symptoms, they should not attend school and you should follow the normal absence procedures.

What should I do if my child has COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms?

Action needed:

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Child should get a test
  • Whole household self-isolates while waiting for test result
  • Inform school immediately about test results

Back to school…

…when child’s test comes back negative provided they have been fever free for the 48 hours before returning to school, and feel well

Advice taken from this guide for parents and carers in Greater Manchester (PDF).

What should I do if my child tests positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Action needed:

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Child self-isolates for at least 10 days from when symptoms* started (or from day of test if no symptoms)
  • Inform school immediately about test results
  • Whole household self-isolates for 14 days from day when symptoms* started (or from day of test if no symptoms) – even if someone tests negative during those 14 days

Back to school…

…after 10 days, once child feels better, and has been fever-free for at least 48 hours

They can return to school after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of smell / taste. These symptoms can last for several weeks once the infection is gone.

Advice taken from this guide for parents and carers in Greater Manchester (PDF).

What should I do if somebody in my household has COVID19 (coronavirus) symptoms

Action needed:

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Household member with symptoms should get a test
  • Whole household self-isolates while waiting for test result
  • Inform school immediately about test results

 

Back to school…

…when household member test is negative, and child does not have COVID-19 symptoms

Advice taken from this guide for parents and carers in Greater Manchester (PDF).

What should I do if somebody in my household has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Action needed:

  • Child shouldn’t attend school
  • Whole household self-isolates for 14 days from day when symptoms* started (or from
    day of test if no symptoms) – even if someone tests negative during those 14 day

Back to school…

…when child has completed 14 days of self-isolation, even if they test negative during the 14 days

Advice taken from this guide for parents and carers in Greater Manchester (PDF).

Download the full 'what to do if...' poster for more scenarios

Please download this guide for parents and carers in Greater Manchester (PDF).

The guide clearly shows what to do if your child shows symptoms, or other situations you might find yourself in.

Students who present COVID-19 symptoms should follow the normal absence procedures.

Where can I find help with home learning?

Teachers are setting classwork for those self-isolating, and Independent Learning Tasks (ILTs) via Google Classroom. Students must use their new academy email account to access these.

An in depth help page for parents and carers is available here.

There is also a great poster of top tips for home learning here. 

 

What is the academy doing to stay open in a safe way?

A full risk assessment has been carried out which is available for you to download as a PDF file.

From September 2020 we have put a wide range of measures into place, including staggering the start and end of the school day for different Year Groups; asking students to enter and exit via different entrances; creating different year group bubbles around the academy; more lunch and break sittings to avoid mixing of bubbles and more.

We are asking students to wear face masks when moving around the academy; to wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds; to use the hand sanitiser dispensers around the academy and to keep social distance where possible.

What are the rules around face coverings?

On Tuesday 25 August the Government announced that face masks or face coverings “should be worn by adults and pupils in secondary schools when moving around the school, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain”. They have confirmed that face coverings are not necessary in classrooms.

As a result of this new guidance, we ask all students to wear face masks in the academy when they are moving around the building, where social distancing is more difficult to do, this includes: moving to lessons, going to break and lunch and entering/exiting the academy.

Our staff will support students to understand expectations surrounding the face covering, when and where these should be worn. We are asking for students to bring their own face covering into school and see it as part of their uniform; ensuring it is looked after and kept clean. Students who persistently fail to bring in or wear a face mask may be given a detention.