Coronavirus Advice and Information
Latest Coronavirus Update for Mitchell Brook Parents
Any students having to self-isolate, but are well enough to continue learning, will have immediate access to Mitchell Brook's Blended Learning offer. This includes a weekly timetable with 3 different daily lessons, available on the Virtual Year Group pages.
These timetables have been created to:
- ensure students remain up to date with current learning as all timetables reflect the same learning that is taking place in classes, wherever possible.
- provide high-quality support, including video instruction where needed.
- ensure that the wider curriculum subjects (including History, Geography, Personal Development and R.E.) are still part of children's weekly learning.
- complement the online platforms that are already available to our students e.g. EdShed and PurpleMash via MyUSO.
Virtual Learning Offer and Information
Please see the Remote Learning Policy and the Contingency Plan for further information about our Virtual Learning offer and the different provisions that will be put into place in the event of pupil self-isolation, a year group bubble or whole school closure.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates:
Following the letter that was sent to families about Coronavirus concerns, please see further information below about the school’s current approach to the outbreak.
The staff have been briefed regularly about the further actions we are taking. At present, there are no known cases of the virus at school. Nevertheless, we take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously and are are putting in place proportionate measures that will help to limit the impact of any outbreak. We continue to pay close attention on a daily basis to guidance from Public Health England and the Department for Education.
Measures being taken in school
- Children who have shown any symptoms of illness have been sent home or asked to stay home for 14 days.
- Guidance and advice has been given to families with children who have underlying conditions.
- Staff who have underlying conditions have been asked to self isolate even if they feel well.
- Assemblies have been postponed.
- Trips have been cancelled until Easter
- We have ensured that bathrooms are well-stocked with tissues and soap.
- Children are being instructed by staff to hand-wash more frequently with opportunities to use anti-bacterial gel in the lunch hall.
- We have reviewed our cleaning routines to increase the frequency that hard surfaces are cleaned.
What you can do to help:
- Please keep children at home if they are unwell.
- If a family member or anyone in your home is unwell, you should keep your child off school for 14 days.
- 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.
- 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 (DfE) 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.
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)