ACADEMY PROCEDURES

REPORTING CASES and ISOLATION

Thank you to all of our students who continue to take their lateral flow tests twice a week; it is definitely helping to reduce the spread within our community.

Can we stress the importance of calling the Academy STRAIGHT AWAY should your child have a positive LFD test or develop symptoms. Please DO NOT WAIT.

If you need to report a positive LFD test during school hours, call the Academy Reception (0191 295 8660) or your child's School Tutors. If it is out of hours, please email enquiry@walker.academy or contact 0796 777 2559.

It is important that children isolate following a positive LFD or PCR.

Please also remember that LFD tests are only effective for asymptomatic cases and will often not pick up the infection unless there is a high viral load.

COVID-19 RELATED ABSENCE

POSITIVE TESTS; ASYMPTOMATIC and SYMPTOMATIC CASES

Isolation following a positive case of Covid-19 is now 5 FULL DAYS, following the development of symptoms or the positive test.


Please note:

  • If your child is in school, we consider them to be well and NOT have symptoms.

  • If your child has symptoms, even if they test negative on an LFD, they should get a PCR to be sure.

  • If they are positive on a PCR (having had symptoms) their day 0 is from the day they had symptoms.

  • If they are positive on a LFD (and have no symptoms) their day 0 is from the day they tested.


If your CHILD has a positive LATERAL FLOW result:

  • Inform the Academy of the positive result.

  • Your child must isolate for a minimum of full 5 days from the date of their positive LFD, (known as day 0).

  • They can return to the Academy no sooner than day 6; following a negative LFD on day 5, another on day 6, they are well and do not have a temperature.


If your CHILD has a positive PCR result, following symptoms:

  • Inform the Academy of the positive result.

  • Your child must isolate for a minimum of full 5 days from the date they developed symptoms being day 0.

  • They can return to the Academy no sooner than day 6; following a negative LFD on day 5, another on day 6, they are well and do not have a temperature.


ISOLATION RESOURCES

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

If your child is entitled to a free school meal and are required to self-isolate in line with Government regulations, you MUST complete the form found HERE.

Please complete the form for each child in your household who is entitled and self-isolating.


LEARNING FROM HOME

Students will be expected to continue to learn at home and continue to make progress as they would if they were able to attend the Academy.

If your child is required to isolate but well enough to continue learning, they are expected to complete the work set/ follow live lessons, as directed by their teachers. View our guide below for an over-view of home learning. You can also download this HERE.

You can also find support information on our ISOLATION BLENDED LEARNING (LEARNING FROM HOME) page.