Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms
Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.
The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.
At Stanmore College we understand that parents, carers and family members are by far the most important influences in young learner's lives. They mould how young people think about education, their future and society.
We recognise that parental engagement in learning is powerfully significant if the outcomes for each learner are to be more than just aspirational.
The home college partnership encourages parents to be involved in their child's learning. We believe that parental engagement brings about significant gains in achievement. It also supports the development of effective communication and reporting systems so that parents can see how their involvement is influencing our activities.
Parents play an integral role in assisting learning. Learners' achievement increases when parents are actively involved in the learning process. We aim to give parents the tools and means effectively to support their child's educational needs, including promoting certain behaviours (e.g. regular attendance).
We are committed to providing appropriate opportunities to involve all parents to participate in the delivery and evaluation of the services and facilities that impact on learners.
As a college we want to have excellent relationships with parents, carers and families. We firmly believe that your co-operation and support can make a real difference to how learners see themselves and engage in learning. Regular communication about the learners' individual development and achievements is a key component of successful partnership work, engaging families in the learning process from the verybeginning.
Please see below new guidance published by the Department for Education on keeping children safe from abuse and harm
The DfE has jointly published new guidance with the Home Office, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and Public Health England on keeping children safe from abuse and harm. This guidance brings together sources of information about the main risks children may be vulnerable to during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and signposts you to help and support available.
The guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm