From Friday 13 March, the guidance to schools on managing the spread of coronavirus has changed.
People with symptoms are no longer asked to call NHS 111, but rather to look for information on the NHS website and 111 online.
Anyone with a ‘new, continuous’ cough or high temperature has been asked to stay at home and self-isolate for seven days.
There are no planned changes to timetables or school opening. All Spencer Academies Trust schools will continue to open as usual, and to take specific public health advice on a daily basis.
Planned overseas travel from schools has been suspended. This will remain the case for the foreseeable future, and does not affect planned trips within the UK at this time.
Information about the simple steps families can take to limit the spread of coronavirus is available here.
Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
- Phone: 0800 046 8687
- Email: DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The Mease Spencer Academy
The academy is part of the Spencer Academies Trust which includes an outstanding academy (Wyndham Primary) within the Trust and also leads on educational development through research across Derby, Derbyshire and beyond.
It works in collaboration with Hilton Primary, a long established successful school in the same village, which is also a Spencer Academies Trust school. George Spencer Academy is a Teaching School and provides Initial Teacher Training, School Leadership Development, Continuing Professional Development for teachers and teaching assistants, School to School Support and opportunities to develop research-based learning and teaching initiatives, particularly in mathematics as an area Maths Hub.
If you have an urgent safeguarding concern when our school is closed, you can call the Emergency Duty Team (Children’s Social Care): 01629 533190.
The emergency school contact is Mrs Hart: email@example.com