I would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome you and your child back to school. It is lovely to have us all back together and students have in the main responded positively to the new Covid systems in place. Following guidance from North Somerset Council I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of key safety measures.
- If your child, or any member of their household, is showing Covid-19 symptoms, you should let us know immediately and book a test via 111 or the NHS portal https://111.nhs.uk. Do not send your child to school if they (or anyone at home) is showing any of the Covid-19 symptoms and the whole household should self-isolate for 14 days, or until receiving a negative test result.
- If your child has a positive test result, please let us know straight away – ideally by telephone. I will then contact Public Health England for direction about what to do in school. If you receive a positive test result outside of school hours, please telephone 07860956768. This should only be used in the event of a positive test result.
Of course, if anyone in school tests positive for Covid-19 I will let you know via email and social media to confirm the action taken to keep everyone in school safe. Throughout I will be guided by the advice of Public Health England.
If you have any queries about how we are managing Covid-19 in school, you can check our website at https://www.voyagelearningcampus.org.uk/covid-19/health-and-safety-information/ for details of our risk assessment and operational guidance. There are also links to more general hygiene information and guidance.
We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously at the VLC and are here to support if you have any concerns about young people in our care. Our website details our Designated Safeguarding Leads, as well as our processes for keeping children safe. Additionally, there is a support for parents/carers with regard to mental health and wellbeing. Information regarding external support can be found here: https://www.voyagelearningcampus.org.uk/wellbeing/parents-and-students
We have recently been made aware of a very distressing video on ‘TikTok’ which has gone viral. You can see on our Facebook page information about supporting children to use TikTok and similar apps safely. Again, if you have any concerns, please do contact us. "Ensuring that pupils are safe and very well looked after is at the heart of everything the school does" - Ofsted 2017
Once again, many thanks for your continued support.