This page gives information specifically about attendance relating to COVID 19. For more general information about attendance at King's, please click here to be redirected to our usual attendance page. 

 

My child is unwell; should they come to school?

Unless your child has COVID 19 symptoms they can still attend school. 

 

My child or someone in our household as COVID 19 symptoms, what should I do? 

 

What to do if

Action

Return to school

My child has Coronavirus Symptoms (new continuous cough, high temperature, loss of sense of taste/smell).

Do not send your child to school.

Inform school immediately.

Student must self-isolate. Other members of the family may not need to self-isolate in line with government guidance. Please click here for more information

Parent/carer must arrange a PCR test. It is helpful if you can also complete a lateral flow test and upload the results to www.testregister.co.uk Please send test booking confirmation to attendance@kingsschoolhove.org.uk and inform the school of any results

Student can return if the test comes back negative.

Please send confirmation of negative result (e.g. screenshot/email) to attendance@kingsschoolhove.org.uk

My child tests positive for Coronavirus.

Do not send your child to school.

Inform school immediately by logging on www.testregister.co.uk If your child has tested positive with a lateral flow device, they must have a confirmatory PCR test.

Student must self-isolate for at least 10 days. Other members of the family may not need to self-isolate in line with government guidance. Please click here for more information

Your child can return to school after 10 days if they feel better. They can return even if they still have a cough or loss of smell/taste as these symptoms can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.

Somebody in my house has Coronavirus symptoms (new continuous cough, high temperature, loss of sense of taste/smell).

Your child can come to school.

From 16th August children below the age of 18 years and 6 months do not need to self-isolate if they have been in contact with a COVID 19 case. 

A test must be arranged for the household member with symptoms, but your child can attend school as normal. 

Consider increasing the frequency of lateral flow tests for your child in case they have the virus but are not displaying symptoms. 

 

Provided your child does not have COVID 19 symptoms, they can attend school as normal. They should continue with home lateral flow testing and self-isolate if they receive a positive test. 


 

What to do if

Action

Return to school

Somebody in my household tests positive for Coronavirus.

Your child can come to school.

From 16th August children below the age of 18 years and 6 months do not need to self-isolate if they have been in contact with a COVID 19 case. 

A test must be arranged for the household member with symptoms, but your child can attend school as normal. 

Consider increasing the frequency of lateral flow tests for your child in case they have the virus but are not displaying symptoms. 

Provided your child does not have COVID 19 symptoms, they can attend school as normal. They should continue with home lateral flow testing and self-isolate if they receive a positive test. 

NHS test and trace have identified my child as a ‘close contact’ of someone with a confirmed case of Coronavirus.

Your child can come to school.

From 16th August children below the age of 18 years and 6 months do not need to self-isolate if they have been in contact with a COVID 19 case. 

Consider increasing the frequency of lateral flow tests for your child in case they have the virus but are not displaying symptoms. 

Provided your child does not have COVID 19 symptoms, they can attend school as normal. They should continue with home lateral flow testing and self-isolate if they receive a positive test. 

My child and I have travelled and have to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantine.

Do not send your child to school.

Inform school immediately.

Student must quarantine for the length indicated by government guidance.

 

 

My child is isolating, how can they access work?

Students who are self isolating due to suspected or confirmed COVID 19 can access online lessons via Microsoft Teams. 

 

I am worried about my child coming into school- can they work from home? 

We understand that parents/carers and students may be anxious about attending school, but in line with Government guidance students who can attend school must continue to do so and absences will not be authorised unless a student is unwell or self isolating. We are unable to provide remote work for students who are not attending school but not self-isolating. If you wish to discuss your child's attendance, please email attendance@kingsschoolhove.org.uk and one of our pastoral team will get back to you. 

 

My child is feeling anxious about being in school- what should I do?

Contact your child's Head of Year (HoY) who will be able to talk to you about supporting your child with attendance, and if necessary make a referral to another member of our pastoral team.

HoYs have full teaching timetables, so the best way to contact them is by email and please bear with them as it might take a little while for them to reply to your message: 

Head of Year 7 (Ms Staples) headofyear7@kingsschoolhove.org.uk
Head of Year 8 (Ms Moscrop) headofyear8@kingsschoolhove.org.uk
Head of Year 9 (Mr Jenkins) headofyear9@kingsschoolhove.org.uk
Head of Year 10 (Mrs Weir) headofyear10@kingsschoolhove.org.uk
Head of Year 11 (Mr Parker-Sibun) headofyear11@kingsschoolhove.org.uk

 

 

 

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