Pupil Safety in relation to COVID-19
The safety and well being of our pupils and staff is our number one priority and we have implemented all protective measures according to the guidance issued by the Government.
You can view the most recent teacher training presentation (September 2021) here for a practical guide to our approach.
You can read our whole school risk assessment in relation to fully opening our school following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic here:
SDSS COVID-19 Full School Opening Risk Assessment, February 2022
We hope that these key documents will provide all parents, pupils, staff and external organisations with a clear picture of how we will keep our pupils and staff safe at this unprecedented time.
It is worth noting that, to date, our school has not been asked to become an onsite testing / vaccination centre.
Should this become mandatory for schools, our commitment to parents, children, pupils and students is that we will never test or vaccinate, nor allow testing or vaccination by an external organisation, the children, pupils and students on roll at our school without the prior explicit and written consent of their parents. This applies to ALL children, pupils and students of South Devon Steiner School, regardless of age.
The Designated Person for the development and implementation of our COVID-19 precautionary measures is Kaycee Fordham. Any questions can be sent directly to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 School Absence
Children, pupils, students and staff should remain at home when they have one or more of the following symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
- a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.
If your child has any of the coronavirus symptoms, please self isolate your household, inform the school and seek a test for the virus as soon as possible. You can book a test through the Government portal: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
Devon County Council has issued detailed advice on COVID-19 School Absence which can be viewed on their website.
Here is an easy to use reference sheet:
Drop off and Collection
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