We at Larches are doing all we can to keep our “family” safe; please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or need additional support during this time on the numbers below.

If you or a family member are unwell:

Pupils or family members with Covid symptoms who have a positive LFD test result should self-isolate at home and arrange confirmatory PCR test via NHS UK or by contacting NHS 119 via telephone if they do not have access to the internet.

Anyone who tests positive should self isolate for 10 days and will be supported to do so.  Individuals who have tested negative on day 5 & 6 of their self-isolation period and do not have a temperature will be permitted to end their isolation and return to school.

Covid Poster for Parents

Pupils Self-Test at Home

All pupils should continue to test twice weekly at home.An instructional video is provided on YouTube for those taking the tests and there is a step by step guide in the box.

Anyone testing positive from a lateral flow who does NOT have covid symptoms will no longer be advised to get a confirmatory PCR test.

Anyone who tests positive should self isolate for 10 days and will be supported to do so.  Individuals who have tested negative on day 5 & 6 of their self-isolation period and do not have a temperature will be permitted to end their isolation and return to school.

Contacts of Confirmed Cases

Pupils at Larches are required to self isolate for 5 days if anyone in their household is a confirmed case or is waiting for results of PCR.  Following a negative result on day 6 they will be permitted to return to school.

Lateral flow test kits are available to be collected from school any day between 2:45 and 3:30, or call school on 01772 792412 to arrange a suitable time.

Testing is important because you could be carrying the virus and may spread it to others. Testing all staff and pupils of secondary age without symptoms will support the education sector to continue to operate.

Home Learning
In the event of a school closure / period of self-isolation please see below for information as to how your child can continue to access their learning whilst at home.
Guide to Home Learning
Remote Learning Policy
Home Learning Resources
Instructions for using XBox or Playstation for Microsoft Teams

Additional Support during COVID 19

This period of time is uncertain for all of us. Please contact the Head teacher – Christine Mitchell in confidence if you feel your family needs additional support during this time on 07967630212.

If you feel your child needs additional support around their mental health during this time please contact our Behaviour Support Manager – Eileen Lumsden on 01772 792412

Useful links
Mental health support
Mind Matters
www.headspace.com

General information
www.preston.gov.uk

Food Banks
www.luvpreston.com
www.noorfoodbank.co.uk

Useful Numbers

There will be an NHS covid vaccination team in school this term.  If you wish your child to receive either a first or second vaccination, please complete the consent and pre-screening forms and return to school.  Please read the guidance leaflet with your child.

Pre-screening check list

Vaccination Guide

Consent form

Covid catch up

LCC Update