School Closure

EJS 2015 (55a)The school follows Wokingham Borough Council’s protocol for full, partial or early closure of schools – revised January 2010.

In the event of 50% or more of the teachers indicating their inability to arrive at school, then it will be impossible to ensure Health and Safety of the children and it will be necessary to close the school. This is a decision which will be made by the Head Teacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors. If the Head Teacher is unavailable, the decision will be made by the Deputy Head Teacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors.

Parents may also be advised that in the event of the weather turning worse during the school day, they will be able to come to school and collect their children early. In such circumstances, individual parents or emergency contacts may also be approached to collect children. All children must be signed out and collected from the reception area of the school.

Sufficient staff will remain in school until all children have been collected.

Communicating School Closure

Once a decision has been made to close the school, the Head teacher should inform the following radio stations at the earliest possible opportunity, using the prescribed code words. Parents have been advised to listen to these radio stations if they have any concerns over the possible closure of the school. A text message will also be sent by to parents, informing them of the closure and the Learning Platform will be updated.

BBC Radio Berks: 0118 946 4200

Heart: 0118 928 8800

Reading: 107 0118 945 0808

Important message

School Information

(Updated Jan 2022)

Dear Parents & Carers,

Please find below some key dates for this term along with updated Covid-19 advice from the DfE on isolation periods. 

Important Dates & Covid Advice

Spring Term Dates 2021-22

21st January 2022  – Bags2School Collection

8th February 2022 – Safer Internet day

8th February 2022 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn (Y5)

17th February 2022 – Y4 Trip (TBC)

18th February 2022 – Exhibition Morning (C-19 dependent)

21st – 25th February 2022 – Half Term

28th February 2022 – INSET day (school closed)

7th – 11th March – Assessment week

30th & 31st March 2022 – Parents’ evening

8th April 2022 – Last Day of Term (2pm)

DfE Update

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19

From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

Further information, including examples of when to end self-isolation if you have had COVID-19 symptoms, is available in the stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection.

Thanks

The EJS Team