Team Reedley -

Achieving Today For Tomorrow’s World





Wednesday 16th September 2020 

Dear Parents/Carers,


We have been advised that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.


We have followed the national guidance and have identified that your child may have been in close contact with the affected child. In line with the national guidance we recommend that your child now stay at home and self-isolate until Thursday 24th September. (This is an earlier date than was given in the text this morning, as we have gathered more information about when the first symptoms were present).


We are asking you to do this to reduce the further spread of COVID 19 to others in the community. 


If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to school as normal on Thursday 24th September.


Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14-day self-isolation period. You do not need to get your child tested, unless they develop symptoms of COVID. In this circumstance, please contact the school.


Please see the link to the PHE Staying at Home Guidance


What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19


If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared.


If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, all other household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.


If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community


If you are able, you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period, if a family member develops symptoms of COVID-19.


Symptoms of COVID 19


The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:


·          new continuous cough and/or

·          high temperature 

·          a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.


If your child or anyone in the household does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at or by phoning 111.


How to stop COVID-19 spreading


There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19



·          wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

·          use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

·          wash your hands as soon as you get home

·          cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

·          put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards


Further Information

Further information is available at


Home Learning

Home learning is available on the school website for your child. Please call school if you need a paper copy of work to be carried out. It won’t have all of the work, as some of the task will be on website such as Bug Club, but the teachers will ensure that there will be work linked to the current areas of learning.

Mrs Iqbal will arrange a time for you to come to collect the work from school.

The children’s teachers will call them every day, to talk through the work that the children have carried out. They can also be contacted via email. and

Any queries about work or passwords should be emailed directly to these email addresses.


Thank you for your support,


Yours sincerely

Mrs Sarah Bell







Covid-19 related pupil absence

A quick reference guide for parents

What to do if:

Action needed:

Return to school when:

My child has Covid-19 symptoms;

  • HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH-this means coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24hrs .
  • A LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE-this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything.


Contact school to inform us.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Get a test. Call 119 or book on-line.


If your child has any symptoms whilst at school, you must come and collect them immediately. Any siblings that are also in school will also be sent home, even if they don’t have symptoms.

The test comes back negative

My child tests positive for Covid-19


Contact school to inform us

Agree an earliest date for possible return.

Minimum of 10 days.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Bubble isolates/remote learning.

They feel better. They can return after 10 days even if they have a cough or loss of taste/smell. These symptoms can last for several weeks.

My child tests negative


Discuss when your child can come back to school (same day/next day)

The test comes back negative.

My child is ill with symptoms not linked to Covid-19

FOLLOW USUAL SCHOOL ABSENCE POLICY PROCEDURE – inform us of the absence and keep your child at home until they are better.

After 48hrs following the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea if this is the cause of absence

Someone in my household has Covid-19 symptoms


Contact school.

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days.

Household members to get tested.


The test comes back negative.

Someone in my household tests positive for Covid-19


Contact school

Agree an earliest date for possible return.

Minimum of 14 days

The child has completed 14 days of isolation

NHS test & trace has identified my child has been in close contact of someone with symptoms of confirmed Covid-19



Agree an earliest date for possible return.

Minimum of 14 days

The child has completed 14 days of isolation

We/my child has travelled and has to self-isolate as a period of quarantine.

Do not take unauthorised leave in term time.

Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel

Eg returning from a destination where quarantine is needed.

Agree an earliest date for possible return. Minimum of 14 days from return date.

Self-isolate the whole household.

The quarantine period of 14 days has been completed

We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding



Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifted and shielding is paused again.

School inform you that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return to school.

My child’s bubble is closed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in school.


At home, support your child with remote education provided by school.

Your child will need to isolate for 14 days.

School will inform you when the bubble will be reopened.


What will happen if your child shows symptoms of COVID-19 whilst at school

A statement from Mrs Bell, Headteacher (27th August 2020)


  • If your child displays any symptoms of COVID-19 whilst at school, you will be contacted, by phone, to collect them. They will be supervised by a member of staff whilst they are waiting for you to come to school.
  • You will then need to arrange a COVID test for your child and your family. You can do this by calling 119.
  • The child must be kept in isolation at home for at least 10 days and must not attend school, socialise or be in a public place.
  • If any of the household test positive for COVID-19, then all members of the household must isolate, and not leave the house for 14 days. If anyone else in the house develops symptoms, they must start their quarantine again from the day they develop symptoms.
  • You must call school and keep us up to date with the results of the tests.



  • a new persistent cough
  • loss of taste or smell
  • a high temperature


  • Call 119 or to arrange a test or to get more advice.
  • Google NHS COVID for more information
  • If your child seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there is something seriously wrong, call 999.


  • There are some messages circulating on social media, which are totally untrue. These message state that Headteachers will arrange for your child to be taken away from you if they have symptoms of COVID-19. THIS IS NOT TRUE.
  • If your child had symptoms, we will call you, using the numbers that we hold on file for you. We will not take your children away or call social services. We will call you and ask you to come and collect your child as soon as you are able to. You will then arrange for the test to be carried out and let school know the results.



If your child does not have any of the COVID-19 symptoms but does;

  • Feel unwell but has a temperature of less than 37.8c,
  • Vomit or has diarrhoea,
  • Have a sore throat,
  • Have a loss of appetite,
  • Have a rash,
  • Have fatigue / aches,
  • or have any other general illnesses or is feeling unwell....

you are advised to monitor the child closely.



A message from staff at Reedley 

During these uncertain times, the staff at Reedley just wanted to let you know that you are in our thoughts. Can you spot the new member of Team Reedley? 

Every Child Matters

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Reedley School. I hope you will enjoy looking at the website and finding out why we think Reedley is a special place. To all of us at school, every child really matters. For our pupils and their staff, Reedley is not just a school but a community of enthusiastic learners who find excitement in having challenges. We help and encourage our pupils to be knowledgeable and reflective. We want them to have the confidence and the skills to make their way in the world when they leave us.

Our educational philosophy is based on the provision of high-quality, creative learning opportunities with a view to developing the whole child. We provide a safe, happy and well-disciplined learning environment, which enables our children to acquire a wide range of knowledge, skills and practical abilities.

Parents and carers are vital partners in the work we do. It is important that we build a firm relationship between home and school. During their years at Reedley, we hope that children will enjoy the stimulating and caring environment we create and that their true potential, both socially and academically, is reached. We hope that parents will work with us to make this possible.

Mrs Sarah Bell - Headteacher

Reedley Primary School

Reedley Road, Brierfield, Burnley BB10 2NE