School Opening Arrangements:
Highfields is following government advice and responding to specific local circumstances in its response to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Highfields is currently fully re-open.
We recently wrote to all parents/carers about plans for September 2020 and this can be viewed here: General Letter to Parents – Reopening – 19th August 2020
- NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- UK government – https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
In line with NHS advice (in the link above), when school is open we will continue to send home any students who present with the following symptoms:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly
We will then follow these steps: Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol – Sept 2020
We will update this webpage if anything changes. We will also be sending out updates via text message – it is important school are made aware if you have recently changed your phone number.
What happens if an outbreak occurs at Highfields?
At Highfields, should an outbreak occur, we will follow a number of steps as advised by Public Health England: Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Protocol – Sept 2020
Students sent home will find the following page useful in terms of continuing learning: http://www.hip.stockport.sch.uk/home-learning-for-students/
Staying at home for long periods of time can be stressful. This guide may help your mental health keep in good shape: Staying Well at Home Leaflet This information from Family Links is also very useful: www.familylinks.org.uk/post/parents-and-teenagers-at-a-time-of-coronavirus
We also have an Online Safety Advice page: www.hip.stockport.sch.uk/online-safety-advice/
All parents/carers will be contacted regularly in the event of any school shutdown.
Highfields has an action plan in place for the current Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation. If you wish to receive a copy of our full action plan, please email the school: firstname.lastname@example.org We also have a full risk assessment which can be viewed here: Covid-19 Schools Settings Risk Assessment – Highfields
A summary of our Action Plan can be viewed below and here.
Parents/carers may find it helpful to read through this with their young people.