Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic
The Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to all people in all sorts of ways.
2020 saw the Grange Farm community pulling together brilliantly to provide the safest and most effective possible experience for our children. As challenging as this experience has been for us all, it has also been a tremendous source of pride to be part of Grange Farm during this time.
In the Autumn term 2020, we welcomed all children back on a full-time basis but from January 2021, a new national lockdown has been put into place. This means school is now only physically open for the children of key workers (who absolutely need the provision) and also children who meet certain criteria which means they are deemed vulnerable.
Many of our plans regarding health & safety and also education provision are being updated to reflect the current position. The documents shared below have been regularly reviewed and updated throughout the pandemic and remain the basis of our we are operating but all are pending further imminent review at this time.
Our Parent and Carer Coronavirus Covid-19 handbook explains the rules and guidelines we have in place to reduce the risk of transmission and it must be read by all parents and carers.
Since September 2020, all of our children have been back in school and we have been working to a set of Recovery Curriculum principles to help guide their social and academic learning throughout this year and beyond. Details of this are available here:
As we all continue to manage the effects of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, there are times when our children will need to be away from school. This could be because they have had a positive result for Covid-19 or because they are required to self isolate. During such periods, schools and parents have a responsibility to work together to ensure that the child can continue to have access to purposeful and effective learning. Our Remote Education Offer explains our approach to this. It is important to note that this document will have a section added shortly to detail our approach to the current lockdown situation where we have a significant number of children both in school and working via remote education (which is a circumstances not directly covered in the current version of the document).
In the Summer of 2020, the government announced funding to support schools in helping children to catch-up on learning that was missed due to the impact on education that the Coronavirus Covid-19 virus caused during Spring and Summer 2020. Our approach to the use of the Catch-Up Premium is available here:
All schools have a legal duty to keep their staff and children safe and during these extraordinary times we have a comprehensive operational risk assessment in place, based on guidance from Coventry Local Authority. This working document is regularly reviewed and updated: