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COVID-19

Update - 14th January 2021...


At this moment in time school is only open for our key worker and vulnerable student provision. We will update parents/carers and students as soon as we have further information.

Information on remote learning can be found on the remote learning pages of our website.

You can find our school contingency plan here. Students who are self isolating should use the remote learning link to access subject PLC's which detail tasks and activities to complete.

Covid-19 Testing

The Government has asked secondary schools to take part in Lateral Flow testing of staff and students attending school from the start of this term. Participation in the testing by individuals is voluntary, and consent is required by staff and students prior to testing.

To enable the Covid-19 testing to be completed, Barnwell School needs to process some personal data relating to those individuals taking part. We have therefore developed Covid-19 Testing Privacy Notices for students and staff, explaining the reasons for the data processing and your rights as individuals under Data Protection law.

To read our privacy notices, please click on the links below:

Student Privacy Notice Jan 21

Staff Privacy Notice Jan 21

 

Please click on the pictures below for the most recent COVID-19 communications:

HCC Letter to Parents 110121

Updates

1st December

1 further student in year 9 tested positive and 1 member of staff. Year 9 were required to self isolation for 14 days after consulatation with Public Health and will return on 15th December to school. 

30th November

3 students in year 9 tested positive and 1 in year 8, year 9 were required to stay at home on 1st December to allow time for track and trace and consultation with public health.

27th November

One student tested positive on 27th November in year 10, they had already been isolating so close contacts were traced and 12 students and 1 member of staff were required to self isolate as a precaution returning on 3rd December.

25th November

One member of staff tested positive on 25th November. 19 students and no staff were identified as close contacts and will isolate until 8th December.

23rd November

One member of staff tested positive on 23rd November. 11 students and 1 staff member were identified as close contacts and will isolate until 6th December.

18th November

One member of staff tested positive on 18th November. 15 students and 0 staff member were identified as close contacts and will isolate until 1st December these students are accessing live onlin lessons

17th November

1 student in year 7 tested positive and 1 class bubble and 1 additional student was identiifed as close contacts and they were required to isolate untill 1st December. 

17th November 

One member of staff tested positive on 17th November. As a precautionary measure to allow time to risk assess and perform a track and trace the school was closed for all students. No staff or students were required to self isolate as a result of this. Year 9 were required to do remote learning for 3 days and will return on 23rd November. 

 16th November

One student tested positive on 15th November in Year 11.  After a number of discussions with HCC Public Heath we have been advised to tell all students in Year 11 and 11 staff to self-isolate until Friday 27th November. This decision has not been taken lightly and is a precautionary measure.

Please see the following correspondence 

Letter to Year 11 Parents 16th November

Letter to All Parents Confirming Case of COVID 19 in Year 11

12th November

One unrelated student in Post 16 tested positive on 12th November. 7 students and 1 staff member were identified as close contacts and will isolate until 17th or 18th November these students are accessing live online lessons

Please see the following correspondence:

Letter to All Parents and Carers Post 16 - 19th November 2020

10th November

One unrelated student in Year 10 tested positive on 10th November. The student in question had been self-isolating since 22nd October and after completing an investigation not further action was needed and no further staff or students needed to isolate. 

Please see the following correspondence:

Confirmed case - All Parents & Carers Letter - 10th November 2020

9th November

One unrelated student in Year 8 tested positive on 8th November. 42 students and 1 staff member were identified as close contacts and will isolate until 20th November, returning to school on 23rd November.

Year 8 worked remotely on 9/11/2020 whilst the track and trace process was carried out. 

Please see the following correspondence:

Confirmed Case - All Parents & Carers Letter - 9th November 2020

Initial Year 8 COVID Case Letter to All Parents & Carers - 9th November 2020

8th November

One student in Year 8 tested positive on 8th November. 40 students and 0 staff were identified as close contacts and will isolate until 19th November, returning to school on 20th November.

Confirmed Case - All Parents & Carers Letter - 8th November 2020

As stated previously, we are continually following guidance from Hertfordshire County Council and Public Health England on all matters regarding staff and student safety.

Click here for current Government advice on many COVID-19 related issues.

You will be aware that we have had members of our school community self-isolate and we encourage you to keep up to date on the latest advice about self-isolation and knowing how to react should you have a concern about your child’s health.

Support for students and parents during these challenging times can be found by following this link. You will also find further links to a number of high-quality support services.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection.

This absence will be recorded as authorised.

Covid 19 Risk Assessments

Barnwell School produced a Risk Assessment prior to full re-opening in September 2020. The assessment is based on the expectations set out in the Government guidance for schools for full opening from Sept 2020 and has been adapted to allow for the school's specific circumstances. The risk assessment is subject to regular review and updated versions will be published on a periodic basis.

Please click on the links below to view our COVID 19 Risk Assessments:

Barnwell School COVID 19 Risk Assessment Version 7

Barnwell School COVID 19 Risk Assessment Version 6

Barnwell School COVID 19 Risk Assessment Version 5

Barnwell School COVID 19 Risk Assessment Version 4

Barnwell School COVID 19 Risk Assessment Version 3

 

COVID-19 Communications

Student Pricacy Notice January 2021
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Staff Privacy Notice January 2021
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HCC Letter to Parents - 11 January 2021
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Confirmed Case - All Parents & Carers Letter - 9 N
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Confirmed Case - All Parents & Carers Letter - 8 N
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Initial Year 8 COVID Case Letter to All Parents &
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Check the Symptoms Flowchart
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Headteacher Update 5 October 2020
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Start of Term Update 4 September 2020
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27th Sept 2020 Confirmed COVID-19 case – adult
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26th Sept 2020 Advice to all parents/carers – COVI
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Advice to all parents/carers – COVID-19 single cas
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Start of Term Update 3 September 2020
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Start of Term Update 2 September 2020
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Start of Term Update 1 September 2020
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COVID - What to do if..
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Barnwell School Guide to Returning to School
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September Return Parent Carer Headlines
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September Return Parent / Carer FAQ's
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 17
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 16
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 15
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 14
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 13
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 12
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 11
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 10
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 9
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 8
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 7
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 6
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 5
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 4
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 3
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 2
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Lockdown Parental Update Week 1
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Lockdown Year 10 Academic Review Days
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Lockdown 1st Day Thank You
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School Closure Notification 20 March 2020
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School Closure Letter 19 March 2020
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Possible School Closure Notification 18 March 2020
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Barnwell School Contingency Plan - September 2020
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