What to do if your child (or anyone in your household) has Coronavirus symptoms?

If your child has:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of taste or change to sense of smell

Please follow the NHS guidance 

  1. ISOLATE: Please do not send your child to school. All members of the household should self-isolate until a negative result is received or for 14 days.
  2. TEST: Arrange for a test. Tests need to be done on Days 1-4 of symptoms. These can be booked online or by calling NHS 119 or using a regional mobile testing station.
  3. RESULT: You should get your result within 72 hours. All householders should remain at home until you receive the results. Please advise the school of the outcome of the test. If all persons with symptoms test negative your child may return to school as soon as they are feeling well. For a positive result they must remain at home for at least 10 days and until there has been no fever/vomiting/diarrhea for 48 hours. Other householders must continue to self-isolate for 14 days and arrange for a test if they develop symptoms.
  4. REPORT: If your child has a positive result we will share this data with the Track and Trace team.

Parents have their say on school values

Thank you to all the parents who shared their views on our existing school values during the parent consultation evenings a few weeks ago. Over 150 of you had your say.

We asked parents to vote on which of our current identified values (learning, respect, creativity, relationships, inclusiveness and community) were the three most important. Learning, respect and creativity received the most number of votes in similar numbers with relationships and inclusiveness receiving approximately half the number of votes as the “winners”. When we asked parents what other values they thought were important, some clear themes emerged. Kindness and compassion were seen as key, alongside the need for children to be happy. Parents also prized values around “getting on with others” such as teamwork, tolerance, co-operation, trust and equality. The importance of “character values” such as honesty, persistence and courage were also highlighted.

Over the evenings, we had a number of very interesting conversations with parents. One of the issues discussed was the importance of having values described in a way that a 5 year old might understand. We don’t think our current stated values have got this right and we are looking to make them more child-friendly for the future.

Focus group. A number of parents have volunteered to take part in a focus group looking in more details at our school values. Thank you if you offered to do this – we will be in touch soon. We are looking for more parents to participate in this group so please let governors know if you are interested in taking part. (Either leave a message in the office or email chair@Morley.cambs.sch.uk.) We hope to run the group before the end of term and it should only take about an hour of your time.

This consultation with parents about our school values is part of a wider discussion with all our stakeholders (staff, children and governors) around our school values. Once we have heard what everyone has to say, governors will revise our values to reflect what our current school community feels are important.