The GFM are regularly checking the NHS  and Government sites to ensure we are up to date with our procedures and protocols. We have included some helpful information on this page.

Please remember:

  1. Before sending your child to school please check that they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms: high temperature, a new and persistent cough or loss of taste and smell.
  2. If your child has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), a high temperature, new and persistent cough or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), however mild, they will self-isolate for at least 10 days from when the symptoms started. In this instance we recommend you contact 111 for advice.
  3. If your child has tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develops symptoms during the isolation period, please restart the 10 day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.
  4. If your child tests negative,please contact the school office to discuss your child’s return to school.
  5. If your child tests negative but is unwell, they are not to return to the setting until they are recovered.
  6. On arrival at school please ensure your child enters and exit the school, adhering to current school protocols e.g. one way system, specific entrances and staggered timings – see below.
ArrivalDeparture
Y3 – 8.55 amY3 – 3.15 pm
Y4 – 8.50 amY4 – 3.10 pm
Y5 – 8.45 amY5 – 3.05 pm
Y6 – 8.40 amY6 – 3.00 pm

For questions are around track and trace, contact with a known covid case, contact with someone with symptoms or having symptoms, the link we access is here.
GFM schools ask that any pupil, staff and other adults do not come into the school if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive in at least the last 10 days.  We also ensure anyone developing those symptoms during the school day is sent home.  These are essential actions to reduce the risk in schools and further drive down transmission of COVID-19.  

Pupils, staff and other adults should also not attend if they have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace.  If anyone in the school becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough, or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), they will be sent home and advised to follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection, which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have COVID-19.  If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10-day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.  Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.

Site Risk Assessment

Link to GFM website for viewing of school risk assessment.