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COVID-19

Here you will find the latest advice and news around school arrangements at this time.

Here you will find the latest advice and news around school arrangements at this time.

What to do if my child is ill

Students should not attend school if they or a close contact have symptoms, been contacted by track and trace and told to self-isolate or have tested positive for Coronavirus. You should contact the  school attendance officer or your child's Head of Year on the morning of the first days absence to discuss the matter.

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back and your temperature may be above 37.8C
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms

Attendance Guidance

If students have been absent from school due to self-isolating and are awaiting tests results for themselves or a family member/close contact please note that we require confirmation of the result prior to the student’s return.

You can email a copy of the result to stuservices@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk  Alternatively, students should have evidence on their phone to show to student reception as they come into school for the first time.

Commitment to Learning

We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing our community back in school being taught high quality lessons. Pupils have shown fantastic commitment to their learning and consideration when moving around the building and wearing face coverings keeping everyone in our school safe.

That being said, we need to be aware that individual pupils may need to self-isolate, or Public Health England may ask us to send a year group home for a period of time. We are committed to pupils in our school continuing with their education and have plans in place to support this. Below is our distance learning offer if we have pupils learning at home or a partial closure.

Distance Learning

To support us, pupils should have the following apps on their phones or tablets (also available online).

PLease bear in mind that we may have staff who are self-isolating or unwell at times, which may affect their responsiveness.

If individual pupils need to self-isolate or wait for a COVID test

Teachers will:

  • Set work that matches as close as possible to work covered in lessons.
  • Set work at the start of the week for the upcoming lessons so they can be accessed any day you are at home for some lessons.  Others will set at the end of the day.
  • Continue to teach the planned curriculum.
  • Make instructions clear and concise.
  • Work will be set on Show My Homework and will be clearly labelled as classwork.
  • Make contact where possible to offer support with home learning, this may not be the pupils’ main teacher. 
  • Provide resources like PowerPoints (Narrated or normal), Videos, worksheets, booklets, online learning platforms like Hegarty or Activelearn to support with studies.
  • Provide feedback where possible to support the pupils’ improvement.  This may be personalised or whole class feedback.

Pupils will:

  • Get up ready for school in the same way as if you were leaving the house.
  • Follow your school timetable starting with period 1 at 8.55am.
  • Check Show My Homework and email regularly throughout the day.
  • Carefully follow instructions given by staff.
  • Watch the video assembly uploaded on Wednesday to Show My Homework.
  • Act on feedback to improve their work.
  • Be prepared to hand work to teachers on your return to school or upload to Show My Homework.
  • Engage and respond to contact by teachers including phone calls.
  • Always think – Is this my best work?

Parents will:

  • Provide a quiet space for pupils to work.
  • Support their child setting up a good routine following their school timetable.
  • Ensure their child eats and sleeps well.
  • Talk to their child about the work they are completing at home to support them.
  • Contact the school if their child cannot access Show My Homework or email or is struggling to access the online provision.  Email enquiries@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk for support. 

If a year group self isolates or there is a partial closure

Teachers will:

  • Continue to teach new content from the planned curriculum.
  • Provide resources like PowerPoints (Narrated or normal), Videos, worksheets, booklets, online learning platforms like Hegarty or Activelearn to support with studies.  Microsoft Teams may be used to provide interactive support.
  • Set classwork on Show My Homework as soon as possible after the closure.  It will be then set weekly after this for the timetabled lessons that week.  The work will be clearly labelled as classwork.
  • Make themselves available during the normal lesson time for students who make need to make contact on Show My Homework, email or via Microsoft Teams.
  • Provide feedback to support the pupils’ improvement.  This may be personalised or whole class feedback.
  • Make personal contact with all pupils at least once a fortnight to support distance learning this may be a phone call if no other contact is possible.

Pupils will:

  • Get up ready for school in the same way as if you were leaving the house.
  • Follow their school timetable starting with period 1 at 8.55am and complete work for all subjects that day.
  • Check Show My Homework and email regularly throughout the day.
  • Carefully follow instructions given by staff.
  • Watch the video assembly uploaded on a Wednesday to Show My Homework.
  • Act on feedback to improve their work.
  • Be prepared to hand work to teachers on your return to school or upload to Show My Homework when asked to.
  • Engage and respond to contact by teachers.
  • Always think – Is this my best work?

Parents will:

  • Provide a quiet space for pupils to work.
  • Make sure pupils get up at the same time as they would for school.
  • Support their child setting up a good routine following their school timetable.
  • Ensure their child eats and sleeps well.
  • Talk to their child about the work they are completing at home to support them.
  • Contact the school if their child cannot access Show My Homework or email or is struggling to access the online provision.  Email enquiries@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk for support.