Ethelbert Road Primary is committed to adjusting our curriculum to ensure our children can recover quickly from the pandemic, both academically and mentally. We have made plans to quickly re-embed routines, expectations, standards, relationships and values in order to give our children the stability, structure, opportunities, freedom and friendship they have missed. As professionals we understand that teaching is relationship based, therefore at the heart of these plans are our children, their parents and the school community. Our Curriculum pedagogy will transform the children’s experiences at school, provide structure and ensure a rich curriculum is delivered in the most effective way. We aim to quickly rebuild relationships by fostering collaboration, empathy, confidence and self-expression. We will sequence our curriculum content so that children meaningfully revisit and build upon their knowledge, understanding and skills. Our children will have the opportunity to work together on purposeful, absorbing and rewarding tasks.
Recovery Curriculum Strands
Curriculum Recovery Plan
COVID-19 Update - 18.09.2020
There is a national ‘case definition’ which identifies Covid symptoms as:
• a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need
to measure your temperature). In school we will be using a thermometer.
• a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more
coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
• a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
While attending school, if a child or a member of staff presents with one or more of the above symptoms they will be sent home, instructed to book a test and isolate with the whole household. They may only return to school when a negative test result has been seen by the school office or 10 days have passed and they are symptom free.
When at home, if an individual presents with one or more of the above symptoms they should book a test and the whole household isolates for 10 days or until a negative result is received. The individual may only return to school when a negative test result has been seen by the school office.
The school understands that there is much discussion nationally regarding additional symptoms and their link to Covid 19, however the above three symptoms remain the only symptoms where an individual needs to isolate and seek a test, unless they are requested to seek a test by a health professional.
The school has been made aware that parents of children who have one or more of the above symptoms for a short period of time, such as one day, have requested to return to school without testing or self- isolation when they no longer have these symptoms; often after having discussed their symptoms with a health professional such as a GP who concludes they are likely to have an illness other than Covid. The school has been structed that it remains that anybody presenting with one or more of the three symptoms must isolate for 10 days, with the whole household and only return prior to that if they have received a negative test result, feel well and have shown a negative result certificate to the school office.
A telephone consultation with a health professional that reports Covid is unlikely is not a reason for the school to deviate from the policy where an individual has had one or more of the three Covid symptoms.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home- guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection#ending-self-isolation-and- household-isolation