Managing Illness

It is vital that all members of our community take responsibility for checking symptoms and accessing testing where appropriate. It is common for children to develop a number of viruses throughout the autumn term and we urge parents to keep communication open with school to safely assess the potential risk of Covid.  Please see the 'Covid-19 Pupil Related Absence' chart below for help in deciding what measures should be taken. 

Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence  - Quick Reference Guide

System of Controls

Maintaining the safety of our pupils and staff remains paramount and the organisation, restrictions and procedures in place are subject to regularly reviewed risk assessment. While coronavirus (COVID-19) remains in the community, this means making judgements for our school about how to balance and minimise any risks through proportionate protective measures. It will still not be possible to remove the risk entirely. 

Essential measures include:

  • a requirement that people who are ill stay at home
  • robust hand and respiratory hygiene
  • enhanced cleaning arrangements
  • active engagement with NHS Test and Trace
  • formal consideration of how to reduce contacts and maximise distancing between those in school wherever possible and minimise potential for contamination so far as is reasonably practicable

How contacts are reduced will depend on the school’s circumstances and will (as much as possible) include:

  • grouping children together in bubbles
  • avoiding contact between groups
  • arranging classrooms with forward facing desks
  • staff maintaining distance from pupils and other staff as much as possible

The full parental guide can be read by clicking on the link below, detailing the specific arrangements for staggered drops off and collection, classroom arrangements, lunchtimes, PE etc. The risk assessment can also be downloaded below. 

Risk Assessments and Parental Guides

Risk Assessment June 15th 2021

Return to School Parent Guide March 2021

Risk Assessment March 2021 update

Risk Assessment January 2021 update

Risk Assessment - November 17th Update

DfE 'What Parents and Carers need to now about children returning to school'.

The full suite of Government guidance can be found here.

Remote Learning Offer

DfE Remote Learning Requirements Template - Addingham Primary School

Remote Learning Offer at Addingham Primary School

Remote Learning Policy 2021

Welcome Back - Returning to school

We are really looking forward to welcoming our remote learners back into school on Monday 8th March. 
The following resources might be useful to support children on their return to school. There will be a range of emotions experienced which are all perfectly normal but may display as challenging behaviours. 

March 2021 How I'm feeling about being back at school

Post lockdown jigsaw and post lockdown memory jar

Recognising and responding to anxiety


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

PE revised Yearly Overview COVID adaptations

Please see the Newsletter section of the website for a weekly update during lock-down.

Please see individual class pages for their weekly home learning and examples of great lock-down work.

SEND - Social Stories

Going back to school

What is social distancing

Greetings during COVID-19

 January School Closure Letters

School Closure Letter 1

School Closure Letter 2

Reopening of School 8 March Letter

Safer working Practices - Code of Conduct Addendum for School Closures

 Kidfit Daily Mile Around Addingham, Kidfit Daily Mile Rules, Kidfit Daily Mile PB:ME Chart  and   a few more routes