Our COVID-19 Response
Supporting our staff and pupiLS
As we return to full time education, it is really important that we remain vigilant both with our children and other family members for the main symptoms of covid-19.
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to sense of smell or taste (this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal)
If your child, or any other member of your family 'bubble', shows these symptoms, it is vitally important that you keep your child(ren) off school and get the symptomatic person a PCR test as soon as possible.
Apart from going out to take the test, you should stay at home until you either receive a negative test result or have completed the 10-day isolation period.
We ask that any parent who is taking their child for a test, or receives a positive result informs us so we can plan for any potential bubble closures.
Thank you for your continued support in helping to keep all members of our Academy communities safe.
We continue to be in awe of the way in which our school community has, and continues to pull together and has found ways to carry on, connect and collaborate, to achieve more together!
STUDENT WELLBEING - SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
Maltby Learning Trust understands this is an unsettling time for all members of our community but that parents/carers may be additionally worried about their child's mental health and emotional wellbeing.
If you are very concerned about your child's mental health and emotional wellbeing we would always advocate that you consult with your child's GP and that you access A&E services if you feel emergency help is needed. However, Maltby Learning Trust is continuing to provide mental health and emotional wellbeing support during this time.
Rotherham MAST will be offering mental health and emotional wellbeing telephone support during the coming weeks while schools are closed to the majority of students. As ethically trained Counsellors, the Rotherham MAST Mental Health Specialists have been mindful of guidelines issued by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in respect of knowledge of psychological and operational processes relevant to telephone interventions.
To receive an initial telephone call to discuss your concerns further, please email your child's academy stating MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING SUPPORT in the subject line.
Please visit www.maltbylearningtrust.com/mast for more information about our MAST service.