Government guidance - What Parents and Carers need to know about early years providers & schools (click here)
Parents and carers can really help us to keep potential virus transmission down by following the guidance in our Parents: Keeping Stubbin Wood School Safe document. (Click here)
Update 6 January 2022 - Revised Risk Assessment
To respond to the recent changes in guidance from the Department for Education, please see our revised risk assessment for reducing the potential for virus transmission at Stubbin Wood School. The main new developments are:
The full risk assessment is available to review by clicking this link.
Update 8 December 2021 - Revised Risk Assessment
To respond to the recent Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, please see our revised risk assessment for reducing the potential for virus transmission at Stubbin Wood School. The main new developments are:
Update Tuesday 7 December 2021 - Visitors on Site
Please see below an update from the Trust regarding visitors on site.
Update, Tuesday 30 November - Omicron variant, update
The recent Government announcements regarding the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been worrying. We would like to reassure you that we are continuing to work within the guidelines set out within our Risk Assessment to keep our schools open (currently Version 13). In addition to the 'hands, face, space' expectations, staff continue to wear masks whilst moving around the school site and we continue to operate in groups, discouraging movement around the school site whilst non-essential visitors are currently not permitted. I anticipate that this will have an impact on our proposed arrangements for inviting parents on to the site but I'm sure that you would prefer us to take this more rigid approach to ensure that our most vulnerable students are as safe as possible. Please be assured that we are ready to respond rapidly if necessary.
Update, Tuesday 30 November - COVID-19 vaccination booster programme expansion and second dose of vaccines for 12–15-year-olds
Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the government yesterday announced an expansion of the Covid-19 vaccination booster programme to include all adults aged 18 to 39 years. Government has also confirmed that all young people aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered a second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
This follows on from recent announcement that people aged over 40, and those aged 16 and 17, can book their boosters and second doses online via the NHS.
The JCVI has urgently reviewed vaccine response measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant and has issued advice recommending:
JCVI has said: “Optimising individual protection ahead of a wave of infection will provide the largest benefit in terms of reducing the impact of the Omicron variant on the UK population. Additional data regarding the Omicron variant will take some time to accrue. Waiting for such data before taking some actions risks a suboptimal delayed response.”
Speaking at the Downing Street press briefing yesterday, deputy chief medical officer for England Professor Jonathan Van Tam urged that people should not panic: “If vaccine effectiveness is reduced, as seems pretty likely to some extent, the biggest effects are likely to be in preventing infections and hopefully there will be smaller effects on preventing severe disease."
The government accepted JCVI’s advice in full. Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid gave an oral statement to Parliament on the Omicron variant and the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Update, Friday 18 June - Letter to parents from the Secretary of State for Education
The Secretary of State for Education has written an open letter to parents encouraging the continuation of regular testing.
Please continue with regular testing (twice a week) of you and your children who are secondary school age and above. This will help protect our staff and students from COVID-19. Thank you for your continued support.
Update, Thursday 27 May - Update from Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire's Director of Public Health has written a letter to parents and carers thanking them for their continued support throughout the pandemic.