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Consent and Staggered start for Rapid COVID-19 Testing in School

As you know we will be starting testing for COVID-19 in school from the 7th September during our phased start to the school year.  The testing is to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in school by isolating students and staff without symptoms so they can’t unknowingly spread the infection.  Students will receive packs to self-test again for the whole of September.

The test is done twice by the students themselves in readiness for starting regular home testing again. 

This test is voluntary - if consent is not given then a student will not test in school.

We are all strongly encouraged by the government to participate in these tests.

You will have received a link to the on-line consent form via the usual email we have at school.  If you have not received this or need this sending again please get in touch at enquiries@falmouthschool.net

If you do not respond to this on-line form by Monday 6th September at 3pm we will not test your child in following week.  

Student will need to report to the Sports Hall entrance at the times set out in the table below, even if they are not to have a test.

 

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE THE TUTOR GROUPS AND YEAR GROUPS  FOR SEPT 2021 – check that you add a year on to the tutor name/year if you looking at this in July 2021.

Tutor Group 21/22

Tutor 21/22

Day to start School

Time to report to Sports Hall

7B1

A Foster

Tuesday 7 Sept

0835

7B2

S Lawless

Tuesday 7 Sept

0835

7M1

K Mackenzie

Tuesday 7 Sept

0900

7M2

J Allen

Tuesday 7 Sept

0900

7S1

E Mears/ A Spencer

Tuesday 7 Sept

0930

7S2

E Green

Tuesday 7 Sept

0930

7T1

P Barnett

Tuesday 7 Sept

0930

8B1

D Berriman

Wednesday 8 September

0835

8M1

C Adams & S Gould

Wednesday 8 September

0835

8M2

S Smith

Wednesday 8 September

0900

8S1

B Tregear

Wednesday 8 September

0900

8T1

L Uglow

Wednesday 8 September

0930

8T2

S Peacock

Wednesday 8 September

0930

9B1

E Hockley

Wednesday 8 September

1015

9B2

J Eden

Wednesday 8 September

1015

9M1

J Binmore

Wednesday 8 September

1045

9M2

N Salatas

Wednesday 8 September

1045

9S1

A Lethbridge

Wednesday 8 September

1115

9T1

L Thirlby

Wednesday 8 September

1115

9T2

B Christophers

Wednesday 8 September

1115

10B1

D Meens

Wednesday 8 September

1200

10M1

J Jenkins-Moore

Wednesday 8 September

1200

10S1

M Fox

Wednesday 8 September

1230

10S2

R Cilia

Wednesday 8 September

1230

10T1

M Reay

Wednesday 8 September

1300

10T2

J Nankivell

Wednesday 8 September

1300

11B1

L Barry

Tuesday 7 Sept

1115

11B2

J Foreman

Tuesday 7 Sept

1115

11M1

H Clark & A Smith

Tuesday 7 Sept

1200

11M2

M Sampson

Tuesday 7 Sept

1200

11S1

L Trezona

Tuesday 7 Sept

1230

11T1

K Tredget

Tuesday 7 Sept

1230

11T2

N Philpott + FF/AS

Tuesday 7 Sept

1230

Y12

All tutors

Tuesday 7 Sept

1015

Y13

All tutors

Tuesday 7 Sept

1045

 

Once the testing process is complete students will go to their lessons. They should bring the equipment that they need for lessons for the rest of the day and should wear their school uniform.

Please remind students to bring their face coverings which they will need to wear just for the testing part until we know they are clear.

 

Information for Students Taking The Lateral Flow Test

 

If consent is given by your parents to take the test then you will go to the Sports Hall at the back of the school at a specific time above.  The first time you will go with all your tutor group and your tutor and only those who have consent will be tested.

 

Don’t forget to bring a face covering which need to be worn during the first testing process.

When you are in school you’ll register with your tutor at the test centre.   You will then be directed to your table where you will find your test kit and then:

 

  1. Sanitise!
  2. You’ll take your slim plastic test box out of its packet and put your name on the back of it with a sticker.
  3. You will then need to blow your nose (take your mask off first…)
  4. Sanitise again!
  5. Then use the swab (a stick like a cotton bud) to wipe and take a sample from both nostrils.
  • This is the part where your eyes will water – this is normal and shows you are doing it right!
  • You should only let the cotton wool end of the swab touch the inside of your nose – try not to let it touch anywhere else.
  1. Put your mask back on.
  2. You then place this swab in the small, clear pot with liquid in it and mix it around – leave it there for a minute.
  3. You then put four drops of the liquid in to the slim, plastic test box where it says ‘S’.
  4. You then throw away all your waste packaging, swab and pot. 
  5. You will give your test box to the supervising person once the liquid has started to flow up the test and appears in the little window.  (There are two other letters on it ‘C’ and ‘T’.  If a line appears next to ‘C’ then you’ve done your job correctly!  ‘T’ means the test is positive but it won’t appear for 15 minutes.)
  6. Sanitise again.
  7. Done!
  8. You’ll leave out of a different door and be escorted back to class.

 

In the first week you will have to wait 20 minutes or so for your result before going to class but for the second test you will be able to return to class immediately. 

 

Please don’t worry about remembering all this – you’ll be talked through the whole thing by a teacher.

 

If you don’t hear anything then you are negative – if you are positive then we will let you know privately and you will need to go home and isolate following the NHS instructions which we will provide you with. 

 

Please do not worry about this.  All our staff are going to help you make this easy.

 

Best wishes,

 

Dr Fox


 

 

 


 

All students have been supplied with LFD COVID-19 test kits to self-swab and test themselves twice a week at home.  You should report ALL results from your lateral flow tests as soon as the test is completed, including negative results. You must report all test results using this simple and quick tool - www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result.

If you have a positive result you should telephone us to let us know and follow official government guidance on self isolation.  Students who test positive will then need to arrange a lab based PCR test to confirm the result which can be booked at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

Click here for information on consent for rapid testing (01/03/21)

Click here for the latest Headteacher blog regarding the recent National Lockdown (05/01/21)

Click here for the latest Headteacher blog regarding the start of the new term. (31/12/20)

We are aware of today’s government announcement about a staggered start in January and we are expecting further information over the next 24 hours. We will contact you all tomorrow afternoon with more detail. Schedules exam for January will run as normal. (17/02/20)

Reporting positive Covid-19 cases over the Christmas holiday period (16/12/20)

Positive Contact - Community Letter (30/11/20)

Please click here for the latest daily goverment guidance from the Department for Education

Risk Management - Assessment Report for a COVID safe school- Falmouth School

Falmouth School COVID Secure Plan - September 2020

PHE Letter to Parents and Guardians (23/09/20)

How to continue your learning when you are self-isolating (23/09/20)

If students are self-isolating then work will be emailed to them from their class teacher or set on SMHW as a ‘Classwork’  which will appear in red on student SMHW calendar and To-do list.  Students should check both school email and SMHW.    They will gradually receive work that will cover the whole of the self-isolation period – this may not be school work for the first day of the isolation as it will take time for teachers to set the work and get it to students.    To get going quickly before the teacher makes contact students can use the Yellow sheets link for the subjects for that day and find the relevant lessons on Oak National Academy to keeping learning on track.   As soon as students can return to school then they can bring the work they have completed and fix it into their exercise book for the teacher to check.    

Covid-19 Student Absence guide

Returning to secondary school: what parents need to know 14/09/20 - click here

Government publishes advice for parents and carers supporting the home learning of secondary school children - 21-05-20 (click here for link)

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Years 12 & 13 September Information

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