Information in event of case in school

The letter below should only be accessed and used by parents or carers if directly instructed by school via text to inform which letter is applicable to their child.
The letter below should only be accessed and used by parents or carers if directly instructed by school via text to inform which letter is applicable to their child,
 

Benfield School – COVID-19 Update - Wednesday 28th October 2020

 

Parents/carers will be aware that we have put significant measures in place since the start of the school year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We continue to review our risk assessments every week and ensure these reflect the latest advice and guidance.

 

To date we have had a small number cases of pupils testing positive for COVID-19 in separate year groups.  In each case this has resulted in small groups of pupils and staff who had been in close contact with those individuals having to remain at home and self-isolate as a precautionary measure.  I can assure you that whenever a case occurs we closely follow the protocols from the City Council and Public Health to ensure that we act responsibly to keep our students and staff safe.

 

None of these cases has identified any shortfalls in our current procedures.  Many schools are finding themselves in a similar position as infection rates across Newcastle and surrounding local authorities have risen in recent weeks. 

 

I appreciate this is a concerning time for parents and we will continue to keep you informed if we have any more confirmed cases so that you’re aware of whether or not your child needs to self-isolate.