Our academy is currently open to all students, unless they are unwell and/or showing one or more of the following coronavirus symptoms:
Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.
Please refer to our quick reference guide to pupil absence in relation to Covid-19 for more information and if you have any queries do get in touch with the academy office.
For the latest government information on the new national restrictions that came into force on 5 November click here.
You can also visit Thurrock Council for Covid-19 information and get help and advice from the Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action Contact Centre website or by calling 01375 511 002.
Our Headteacher Collette Hunnisett features in this information film from Thurrock Council on what to expect when returning to school, helping parents/carers and young people prepare and keep safe.
Test and Trace
You should only book a test if your child has any of the three coronavirus symptoms above. Click here for more information for parents and carers from the Department for Education.
The NHS COVID-19 App
The NHS COVID-19 App is for those aged 16 and over to identify if they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive with coronavirus. A video explaining how the app works is available here and you can find a full range of resources and FAQs at www.covid19.nhs.uk.
As students continue to be expected to switch their phones off and hand then in on arrival, the app will not work whilst at school. As always, students should continue to talk to a member of school staff should they feel unwell or have any concerns about experiencing COVID-19 symptoms whilst on site.
Mental Health Support
Public Health England’s Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
- Be there to listen
Ask the children and young people you look after how they are doing regularly so they get used to speaking about their feelings.
- Stay involved in their life
Show interest in their life and the things that are important to them.
- Support positive routines
Be a positive role model and support positive behaviours including regular bedtime routines, healthy eating and getting active.
- Encourage their interests
Being active, creative, learning things and being a part of a team are all good for mental health. Support children and young people to explore their interests.
- Take what they say seriously
Help the children and young people you look after feel valued in what they say and help them work through difficult emotions.