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Parent/Carer Update 7.6.2020

June 7, 2020

To continue to support the wider opening of schools, please find attached a link which shares some information for parents/carers regarding Covid 19 and an update to the school behaviour policy. Further information will be shared later this week with regards the opening of the school for Y10 pupils. 

Thanks The Link School

Please read the following document in conjunction with ‘Amendments to behaviour policy document’

Parental guidance and expectations

Following the government’s decision to partially open schools from June 1st the health and safety of our children, parents, carers and staff is paramount.

Therefore, we would appreciate your co-operation with the following principals.

Infection control

  • If a member of your household display coronavirus symptoms your child must not attend school. You must contact the school immediately and you will be advised to book a test as soon as possible. Your child must not attend school for 7 days unless you receive a negative test result. This applies to any siblings.
  • If your child develops coronavirus symptoms at school you will be contacted and asked to collect your child immediately. Your child will then be removed from the rest of their group and kept in isolation with a member of staff until they are collected. You must ensure that your child then receives a test. Your child will not be able to return until either a positive or negative test result has been confirmed.
  • If a child within a class is sent home with symptoms, the school will contact every parent within the class. It will then be your choice as to whether your child returns before we have had a confirmed positive or negative test result from the parent of the symptomatic child. If it is positive, all children and adults within the class will be asked to isolate for 14 days, in line with government “Stay at home” This can also be found on our website.
  • Make sure your child has washed their hands before leaving your house. Your child will then use the hand sanitiser provided before they enter the building.
  • Ensure your child comes to school in a clean set of clothes each day. It is advised that all clothes are washed as soon as they return home.

Social distancing

  • Ensure that you and your child adheres to the 2m social distancing guidelines at all times whilst on the school site.
  • Stand on the marked spots outside the entrances.
  • Leave the site as soon as possible, please do not hover on the playground after your child has been collected (at Springwell Dene)
  • Ensure you are familiar with the start and finish times of your child’s year group and which entrance you will need to bring your child to. Please don’t arrive at school too early to minimise people on the site at one time.

Teaching and Learning:

  • Initially our focus at school will be on the wellbeing of your child. For our younger pupils, there will be lots of play based and creative activities and opportunities for discussion with the other children and teachers.
  • We will be spending lots of time outside and planning opportunities for outdoor learning.
  • Gradually we will introduce more formal learning, we anticipate that may have to repeat some learning from before the lockdown before we get back to where we left off.

Contact Details

  • It is your responsibility to inform the school of any contact detail changes. If we need to contact you and we do not have your up to date details, we will contact the next person on your records and expect them to collect your child.

As a school, we will continue to support you and your families moving forward, don’t be afraid to ask – we are all in this together.

Please continue to stay safe and well.


Head Teacher

For the PDF version of this document Click Here


Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

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