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Up to date information for families-

5th January 2021




National lockdown now in force


Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown.

During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. All other children  will learn remotely until February half term.


During the period of national lockdown, Nursery children can attend  provision as normal. 


 As a school we must comply with health and safety law, which requires us to assess risks and put in place proportionate control measures.   We have  thoroughly reviewed our health and safety risk assessments and drawn up plans for the current lockdown that addresses the risks identified using the system of controls set out below. These are an adapted form of the system of protective measures that will be familiar from the previous lockdown. Essential measures include:

  • a requirement that people who are ill stay at home
  • robust hand and respiratory hygiene
  • enhanced cleaning arrangements
  • active engagement with NHS Test and Trace
  • formal consideration of how to reduce contacts and maximise distancing between those in school wherever possible and minimise potential for contamination so far as is reasonably practicable. 






St Joseph's whole School Risk Assessment updated - 5th January 2021

Helpful information booklet for parents

Safeguarding and Child Protection Arrangements - COVID19 - SCHOOL CLOSURE - March 2020

Home Learning with Technology Policy- April 2020

You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

  • Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.