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Covid-19 Information & FAQs

  • Where can I find the most recent government advice?

    Stay alert
    We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

    • Stay at home as much as possible
    • Work from home if you can
    • Limit contact with other people
    • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
    • Wash your hands regularly
    • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

    Government Updates on Covid- 19 - Government Coronavirus Website

    Useful Links
    For up to date NHS advice click here

    Department for Education - The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
    Phone: 0800 046 8687 Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

  • Is Fairlop Primary School open?

    The school is closed but remains open to provide childcare for the children of some key workers and vulnerable children. The school is operating with a very small team on site but parents and children can contact the school via dB email or by emailing the school office at admin.fairlop@redbridge.gov.uk . The school office is not currently open so please email rather than phoning.

  • Where can I find information on home learning?

    Details of home learning can be found here: 
    Home Learning during School Closure - Click here for more information

    Home learning work that can be completed 'offline' will be sent via Groupcall on a Sunday for the following week. The 'Year Group Homework Page' on dB is updated weekly to include a number of online and offline tasks for the children to complete.

  • How can I best help my child with their learning?

    The Department for Education have produced guidance for parents and carers about supporting younger children, primary age children and children with SEND. 

    Helping children aged 2 to 4
    Helping primary school aged children
    Help children with SEND

  • How is the school communicating with parents?

    We are currently using Groupcall email and SchoolPing to communicate with parents.
    Mrs Berriman is sending a weekly letter (Friday) and a weekly assembly (Tuesday).
    Home learning work that can be completed 'offline' will be sent via Groupcall on a Sunday for the following week. 
    If your email address or mobile contact number changes, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing admin.fairlop@redbridge.gov.uk

    Letters from the headteacher 
    13.03.2020  17.03.2020 20.03.2020 26.03.2020 03.04.2020 24.04.2020 01.05.2020 08.05.2020 11.05.2020 15.05.20 22.05.20 02.06.20 09.06.20 16.06.20 23.06.20 30.06.20 07.07.20

    Redbridge Education Partnership letter to parents
    Leader of the council letter to parents

  • How is the school communicating with children?

    Teachers will be communicating with the children via their dB emails. Please encourage your child to check dB regularly. Children can dB email staff and their friends via this system and we would love to hear from them to find out how they are and what they have been doing.

  • How is the school meeting the needs of vulnerable children and families?

    We have added an 'Annex' to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and are regularly updating our risk assessment. Systems are in place to remain in contact with our vulnerable families and we are working with the local authority on this. We continue to be alerted by the Metropolitan Police of any reported incidents of domestic abuse.

    School Risk Assessment 23.06.20
    Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Annex, April 2020

  • How is the school supporting families eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)?

    The school has signed up for the government FSM voucher system which provides a £15 food voucher per child who is eligible for FSM. There have been some technical issues with this system but we hope that this improves.
    If anyone is struggling with accessing food at this time, please contact admin.fairlop@redbridge.gov.uk and we will try to help.
    If you believe that you may be entitled to FSM based on the benefits your receive, please apply via Redbridge council via https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/schools/free-school-meals/

  • How can I keep my child safe online during Covid-19?
  • Can my family get tested for Covid-19?

    The Government has opened up coronavirus testing to all adults and children over five who have experienced any of the following coronavirus symptoms:

    • A new continuous cough
    • A high temperature
    • A loss of or change in normal sense of smell or taste

    It will enable those with symptoms to find out whether they have the virus. To book a test, or for more information visit: https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-hub/coronavirus-testing/