Covid-19 contingency update for parents

Dear Parent/ Guardians,

Since the confirmation of cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Serbia and the actions of governments across Europe with regard to school closures, a lot of parents have been asking about our ongoing plans to manage the situation. We have now drawn up a set of contingency plans aimed at minimising the spread of infection, while still providing the best possible education to our students. Please find below our contingency plans for possible cases of Covid-19 at school and our plans for continued educational provision for students.

  1. School response to Covid-19 spread:
    SituationSchool ResponseDuration
    Government mandated closure1. Full school closure
    2. Remote teaching arrangements to be set up
    As mandated by government
    Case of someone known to or has been in contact with a person in school1. Child or staff member should immediately self-isolate
    2. School will alert anyone in the same year group as or who has been taught by that person
    2 week self-isolation period
    Case of a close relative (living with or parent/ carer/ sibling of) of a person in school1. Close the year group of the affected child/ children
    2. Any teachers of that year group should go for immediate testing
    3. Remote teaching arrangements to be set up for absent students
    2 week closure of year group(s)
    Single case within school1. Close that phase of the school (primary / secondary) and year group of siblings
    2. Any teachers on cross phase duties (PE, music etc) to be withdrawn from teaching other phases
    3. Remote teaching arrangements to be set up
    4. Full deep clean of all phase buildings.
    2 week closure of phase
    More than one case in school1. Full school closure
    2. Remote teaching arrangements to be set up
    3. Full deep clean of all school buildings.
    At least 2 weeks
  2. Arrangements for remote teaching (in all cases there will be a two day delay before contingencies will be put in place to allow staff to set up at home)
    Closure periodWeek 1Week 2 +
    School phase
    EYFSReading at home, play at homeReading at home, recommended website list
    KS1Reading at home, recommended website listReading at home, recommended specific websites to match weekly work, Reading eggs & Mathletics tasks
    KS2Homework materials, recommended websites, Reading eggs and Mathletics tasksWorksheet materials, recommended websites, Reading eggs and Mathletics tasks
    KS3Homework materials, recommended websites and Mathletics tasksWorksheet materials, recommended websites, presentations and Mathletics tasks
    KS4Homework, study plans, online contactStudy plans, online contact, additional work sent home as required
    KS5Homework, study plans, online contactStudy plans, online contact. Additional work as required.
  3. Exam arrangements (if school is closed during a scheduled exam period):
    Exam seriesAction
    Checkpoint PrimaryCarry out on alternative time schedule
    Checkpoint secondaryCarry out on alternative time schedule
    IGCSE*Carry out as planned with adapted timetable
    A/ AS Level*Carry out as planned

All of the above actions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. School will also act in accordance with Serbian government guidance and implement the above procedures in line with regulations as set out at government level.

In the case of office staff, any secondary school closure will also close the school office. The office will then operate remotely only. We will contact parents to arrange for any due payments to be made either remotely or to be delayed until an agreed date.

Thank you all for your co-operation and understanding so far. If you have any questions or concerns about our plans, please contact Mr. Wade or Ms. Keserovic by email or telephone.

Yours Faithfully,

Ms. A Keserovic
School Principal