COVID Outbreak - Information
The Headteacher met with Public Health, Infection Prevention Control and the Local Authority on Friday 1st October. They agreed with the school concerns of the outbreak, especially due to the individual needs of our pupils. Together, we have agreed to keep the school closed on Monday 4th October and Tuesday 5th October.
On Monday we are hoping to have the school deep cleaned by a specialist company. On Tuesday representatives from Environmental Health and Infection Prevention Control, will be coming to school to support the Headteacher with a further risk assessment and actions. This additional information, plus further tracking of positive cases will enable us to make a decision about the possibility of reopening school later on in the week. If your child has had a PCR test, please let us know the result as soon as possible by emailing At the meeting, professionals commended us again on our actions and commented on how well we have managed this outbreak so far. They were all very supportive. Thank you so much for bearing with us while we seek further advice. A special thank you goes to those of you who have expressed your support in this current matter.
COVID Management Plan
COVID-19 Risk Assessment
Northampton Special School Headteachers COVID Statement January 2021
Social Stories for Coronavirus
Parent Guide to Illness
Please see the attached NHS guidance on who to contact if your child is unwell:
Coronavirus Resources for Parents of Children with SEND
Please see below information/resources pulled together by the Council for Disabled Children for parents/carers of Children Young People (CYP) with Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) in relation to the Coronavirus:
- National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx
- Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf
- Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
- Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/
Carers UK - Guidance for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
Amaze - information pack for parents: https://amazesussex.org.uk/faqs-about-the-coronavirus-for-parent-carers-of-children-with-send-brighton-hove/
Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the coronavirus for places of education. You can download it here.