Coronavirus Information 2020-2021
Updated Guidance (17.1.22)
As from 17th January 2022, it is now possible to end self-isolation if you have 2 negative LFD tests taken on consecutive days with the first test taken on the fifth day. The first LFD test should not be taken before the fifth day of your isolation. LFD tests should be taken at least 24 hours apart.
For example, if you have a negative LFD test at 7am on the fifth day of isolation and a negative LFD test at 7am on the sixth day of isolation, you may end your isolation at 7am on Day 6.
The self-isolation period remains 10 full days for those without negative results from 2 LFD tests taken a day apart.
The government asks that LFD results continue to be reported here: Report a Lateral Flow Test Result
More information is available here: Stay At Home Guidance
Updated Guidance (7.1.22)
As from the 11th January 2022, if an individual has no Covid-19 symptoms and tests positive for Covid-19 on a Lateral Flow test, they do not have to obtain a PCR test and can begin isolation immediately. The government have urged those who do test positive using a Lateral Flow test to ensure that they register this result online on the government website as per usual when reporting Lateral Flow test results (click the link below).
The isolation rules remain the same as per our letter sent via email on 5.1.22. Click the link below for more information regarding isolation.
Lateral Flow Testing
Rapid Lateral Flow testing is now available for households with school pupils for twice weekly testing at home. The kits can be accessed in a range of ways. Schools are not permitted to give out test kits for this purpose.
See the guidance below for how to access the testing kits:
Hearing Screening Programme
We have been asked to share this survey with you on behalf of Kent County Council who are reviewing the school entry hearing screening programme.
Children in Reception Year are offered a school entry hearing screen by the Kent School Health Service in school or clinic. This year (and also last year) the programme has been delivered differently as a result of Covid-19 and families have been given the opportunity to opt into the programme if they have concerns about their child’s hearing.
If your child is in Year 2 please complete our 10-minute survey by the 12th of March 2021, so that your views can be included in any future plans for the screening programme.
Dr Alex's Five A Day for Families (12.2.21)
Dr Alex George is the government's new Youth Mental Health Ambassador and he has produced a short video to share his five top tops for good mental health and wellbeing, ahead of the February half term holiday. You will find his video on the Department for Education's official YouTube channel.
Kent Educational Psychology Service Resources and Information (5.2.21)
The Kent Educational Psychology Service has put together some advice and guidance for families around supporting children and young people's wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic. There are sections dedicated to home routines, learning at home and wellbeing with useful links provided at the end of each section. Click below to view the document.
The Safe Haven @ Thanet (25.1.21)
Please see the flyer below for information regarding The Safe Haven @ Thanet. It offers out of hours support for those ages 16+ in the Thanet area.
Blue Peter on YouTube (13.1.21)
Blue Peter is the longest running children's TV show in the world and they are uploading regular videos on their new free to subscribe YouTube channel that are suitable for 5-11 year olds. They have world record breaking challenges, arts and crafts, environmental videos, cooking and baking how tos, inspirational films, gaming, celebrity appearances, dance routines and music performances. They also feature ways of getting a Blue Peter badge, behind the scenes footage and extra content about their presenters and Henry the Blue Peter dog. Visit YouTube and search Blue Peter to find their channel. Enjoy!
British Red Cross Resources (7.1.21)
The British Red cross have produced some useful resources to support your child's learning about kindness, building resilience, wellbeing and first aid. Click the link below to access the resources and a 'Kindness' learning pack.
The School Health Team Resources (6.1.21)
The School Health Team have prepared several short videos, each with 'Top Tips', to help families to support their children with 'resilience'. Please click the link below to access the video resources.
BBC Mental Health and Wellbeing Tips (6.1.21)
Please click the link below to see Dr Radha's 'Five C' tips to support adults in staying mentally and emotionally well during the lockdown.
A Message from Mrs Marshall (Headteacher) (06.01.21)
Hello to everyone, it's Mrs Marshall here.
As you know, we are all working in a different way now and I just wanted to wish you all well as we go forward together.
We will, of course, miss all of the families that are learning, working or are furloughed at home, but we know that you will be keeping in touch with your child's class teacher. The school office is open if you need us.
Keep safe and keep smiling!
Below are the procedures and guidance for parents/carers from Callis Grange and the DfE/NHS. These will be reviewed and updated periodically.
DfE/NHS Procedures and Guidance
Callis Grange Procedures
We aim to provide the best education that we can for all our children, working within the 'new normal'. We have worked hard to provide procedures that are clear for all to follow. The safety of our children, staff and families has been paramount in preparing and reviewing these procedures using the Government and Local Authority guidance whilst considering the young age of our children and our school environment.
Should I send my child to school?
Deciding on whether or not to send your child to school, if they appear slightly unwell, can be a difficult decision during the current pandemic. Please see the NHS document below to help you make your decision.
Breakfast Club 4.9.2020
Please find information regarding Breakfast Club below.