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Welcome to St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. Latest - New guidelines on what to do if your child is ill have been added to the COVID-19 pages.

Welcome to St Mary's C.E. Middle School

Thank you for visiting the website for St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. We are a 9-13 middle school situated on the outskirts of Puddletown, a small village in the beautiful Dorset countryside. We are a church school with an ethos built on the core Christian values of respect, forgiveness, justice, uniqueness, equality and acceptance.

Our aim is to give every pupil the chance to achieve their God given potential in all areas of their life and we are proud to have been assessed as an outstanding church school in our last two Church of England inspections. We expect the highest standards in both academic work and behaviour and we place our children at the centre of everything we do.

The pupils, staff and governors are very proud of our school and we hope that this website will allow you to see why. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet you in person.

What should I do if my child is ill? Should they come to school?

The table below will help all parents decide what they should do if their child is ill.  Please make sure that you follow this advice at all times and, if you suspect that you child or any member of the household is showing symptoms of COVID-19, your child MUST NOT attend school until it is safe to do so.

 

A reminder that the school absence line is 01305 848293.

 

What to do if...

Action needed...

Return to school when...

...my child has COVID-19 symptoms

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Self-isolate the whole household

- Get a COVID-19 test

- Inform school immediately about the test result

...the test comes back negative.

...my child tests positive for COVID-19

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Agree an earliest date for possible return. (Min 10 Days)

- Self-isolate the whole household

… they feel better. They can return after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last for several weeks.

...my child tests negative

- Contact school to inform us

- Discuss when your child can come back (same/next day)

...the test comes back negative and your child feels well enough to return.

... my child is ill with symptoms not linked to COVID-19 (sickness and/or diarrhoea).

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Ring on each day of illness

… after 48 hours  following the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea, as per attendance policy.

... my child is ill with symptoms not linked to COVID-19 (runny nose and/or sore throat).

- Check temperature and for symptoms of COVID-19

- If no COVID-19 symptoms, come to school if well enough

- If not well enough, ring on each day of illness

… they feel better and are showing no symptoms of COVID-19.

...someone in my household has COVID-19 symptoms

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Self-isolate the whole household

- Household member to get a COVID-19 test

- Inform school immediately about the test result

...the test comes back negative.

...someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Agree an earliest date for possible return. (Min 14 Days)

- Self-isolate the whole household

...the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

...NHS test and trace has identified my child as a close contact of somebody with symptoms or confirmed COVID-19

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Agree an earliest date for possible return. (Min 14 Days)

...the child has completed 14 days of isolation.

… we/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine.

- Do not take unauthorised leave in term time

- Consider requirements and FCO advice when booking travel.

Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed -

- Agree an earliest date for possible return. (Min 14 Days)

- Self-isolate the whole household

...the quarantines period of 14 days has been completed.

… we have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding

- Do not come to school

- Contact school to inform us

- Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again

...restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school again.

… my child’s class (bubble) is closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in school

- Do not come to school

- Your child will need to isolate for 14 days

- Siblings can continue to attend

At home support your child with remote education.

...school informs you that the bubble will be reopened.

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