January 2021: Return to school updates

Updated Thursday 31st December 2020

On Wednesday 30th December 2021, the Government announced some changes to the start of term arrangements for the Spring Term. This has meant some changes to the start of term for Reach Academy Feltham. Please read the information below carefully.

If further changes are made by Government, we will need to amend the details below. Please check back regularly in case there are any changes.

 

Week 1: w/c Monday 4th January

Monday 4th January 2021 will be a Teacher Training (INSET) day. No pupils should come to the school site.

From Tuesday 5th January - Friday 8th January, ONLY the following pupils should come to school for onsite provision:

  • Children of critical workers if there is no option for them to stay at home.
  • Vulnerable pupils or those otherwise identified as eligible by the school.
  • Pupils in nursery choosing to attend (all may attend).

ALL OTHER PUPILS MUST REMAIN AT HOME. Remote Learning will be provided for all pupils where in-school provision is not on offer.

 

Vulnerable Pupils

If your child is considered vulnerable, we will be in contact with you directly. Pupils should attend in full school uniform from 8.30am - 3.00pm.

Children of Critical Workers

If both parents (or the only parent) are critical workers and there is NO OTHER OPTION for you but to send your child to school, then they are able to attend school. They should arrive at 8.30am and will be dismissed at 3pm and should attend in full school uniform.

You can find details of who qualifies as a critical worker here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision.

If you are a Critical Worker and you have NO OTHER OPTION but to send your child to school, please COMPLETE THE RELEVANT FORM ASAP HERE:

PRIMARY

SECONDARY

 

Week 2: w/c Monday 11th January

From Monday 11th January, the following groups only should come to school.

  • Year 13 all students
  • Year 12 BTEC students only
  • Year 11 all students
  • Nursery pupils
  • Vulnerable pupils
  • Children of critical workers if there is no option for them to stay at home.

ALL OTHER PUPILS IN YEARS Reception - 10 &12 MUST REMAIN AT HOME. All lessons and learning will take place online.

Week 3: w/c Monday 18th January

All pupils are expected to return onsite for their normal education.

 

Mass Lateral Flow Testing

As you are aware the Government have also announced plans to introduce mass lateral flow testing for COVID-19 in January for staff and Secondary students. This is an important measure in keeping our school and wider community safer. We encourage everyone who is eligible for the test to consent.

If you have not already done so please complete the form here (Secondary only).

We will be in touch soon with further details about when testing for your child will take place.

 

Tier 4 Restrictions

THE VIRUS HAS NOT GONE AWAY AND EVERYONE MUST PLAY THEIR PART IN CONTROLLING IT. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL THE RULES.

From Sunday 20th December, London has been placed into Tier 4 (Stay at Home). You can find full details here. There are some points worth emphasising.

  • Stay at home as much as possible.
  • NO MIXING OF HOUSEHOLDS INDOORS AT ALL.
  • Do not leave Tier 4 - you should not travel beyond your local area unless for a permitted reason such as for work if you cannot work from home, a medical need, or to care for someone vulnerable.

Further Frequently Asked Questions and Answers can be found below.