Unfortunately there has been a been a confirmed positive Covid-19 case in school and as a result we have had to close one class bubble.
Families in the affected class bubble have been contacted and are aware of the situation.
The school remains open for all other children.
We understand that this may be worrying however we want to reassure you that all necessary steps have been taken to keep our children, families and staff safe.
Please read the letter below for more information and get in touch with any member of the SLT if you have any concerns or worries.
Ms Hannah Thornley
Positive Covid-19 case in School-please read the letter.
Sheffield City Council is aware of a round of hoax messages that have been circulating on social media regarding schools having children tested for coronavirus without seeking permission from parents; and children to be taken into quarantine if they tested positive for the virus.
Cabinet member for Education and Skills at Sheffield City Council Abtisam Mohamed, said:
“We understand that this false message may cause serious concern and anxiety among parents and carers around sending their children back to school next week as term begins.
“The circulation of false rumours like this, undermine the huge effort schools in Sheffield have made to fully reopen in preparation for children returning to school in a week’s time. We can reassure parents and carers that all schools in our city have worked incredibly hard to make sure their educational settings are safe and ready to receive pupils.
“We would like to categorically reassure parents that the circumstances described in the rumours will never happen. Schools would always contact parents if a child became unwell at school. The school would never arrange a Covid-19 test of a child without parental consent.”
The DFE have launched a #backtoschoolsafely campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return in September.
This is part of the Government’s wider Stay Alert campaign. You will see newspaper and billboard advertising from today, with radio and digital adverts from Monday 24 August, which will run until early September, alongside wider engagement with the teaching profession and local communities.
The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics show there is growing confidence among parents that their children will return to school in September, testament to the hard work of school staff.
Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.
An overview letter about Zoom Mtgs & September arrangements
A letter from SSET CEO Joanne Bradshaw with an overview about what happens in September.
A Letter from the council highlighting childcare & other services available from Sheffield Council over the Summer
A step by step guide to apply for the Free School Meal vouchers
Helping parents with their children during the pandemic
Guidance for Parents on Social Distancing
Healthy Minds & Wellbeing info for parents
Information for parents of children with SEND
Letter from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families