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Coronavirus Update pages

Revised Covid-19 Risk Assessment v16 Feb 2022

Revised Covid-19 Risk Assessment v15 Jan 2022

Blackmarston School Remote Learning for pupils isolating / class or school closures Jan 2022

Revised Covid-19 Risk Assessment v14 Nov 2021

Move to Remote Learning for Swifts Class from 1st October to Monday 11th October

Blackmarston School Remote Learning for pupils isolating / class or school closures Sept 21

Contingency Framework for Blackmarston School Final (version 1) Sept 2021

Covid Response Plan 2021 from HMGUK

Revised Covid-19 Risk Assessment v13 Sept 2021

Certificate of Employer's Liability Insurance 21.06.21

Revised Risk Assessment 24.05.21 v12

Revised Risk Assessment 04.05.21 v11

Revised Risk Assessment 29.03.21 v10

Revised Risk Assessment version 7 01.02.21

Information on the provision of remote learning at Blackmarston School 25.1.21

Robins' Class closed between 11.1.21 and 15.1.21 inclusive


Following advice from Public Health England and in light of a positive case within the class bubble, all children and staff are required to self-isolate and remain in home environments until Sunday 17th January 2021. Staff and children will then be able to return Monday 18th January 2021, subject to there being no further positive cases between now and then.

Version 6 of the school Risk Assessment 7.1.21

Version 5 of the School Risk Assessment 27.11.2020

Update on school closure and plan for school re-opening 19.11. 20

Starting the cleansing of the school building ahead on re-opening on Monday 30th November - Dr. Fog in school 18.11.20

Social Story for Covid Lockdown 13.11.20

School Closure letter to parents and carers 12.11.20

Updated guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable can be found here: Key message - clinically extremely vulnerable pupils should continue to attend education settings at all Local COVID Alert Levels. Thank you!

Cribsheet of FAQs about how to respond to suspected Covid infection

PHE advice on Covid testing for parents & carers

Current guidance for schools when dealing with suspected Covid-19 cases - Herefordshire CC

PTA fund £4000 of new books for the school!

Guidance leaflet for parents about the return to school after lockdown

Letter to all parents about the return to school arrangements on Thursday 3rd September 2020

Advice for parents & carers of Autistic children about returning to school in September

Letter to parents regarding Quarantine and safe return to school after holidays abroad

FAQs about the arrangements for returning to school in September 2020

Transport arrangements for return to school - Herefordshire Council July 2020

Revised Risk Assessment for management of Covid safety in school

Update for parents/Carers on Pupils using the Transport Service to travel to school

Safeguarding guidance for safe use of the Internet

The following links offer support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online and include:

  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet Matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Government has also provided:

The Department for education (DfE) encourages schools and colleges to share this support with parents and carers.



Web-links to wider public health guidance


The following links may be of some help with queries related to coronavirus (COVID-19):


·        Information and guidance from Herefordshire Council:

·        Wellbeing and information signposting for Herefordshire (WISH):

·        NHS advice for everyone:

·        National guidance on self-isolation, social distancing and shielding:

·        National guidance on infection prevention and control for health and social care:

·        National guidance for schools and other educational settings 

Important news following PM's announcement on Sunday 10th May


Dear Blackmarston family, please let us digest yesterday's announcement (& the 50 page document of clarifications that follow at 2pm today) BEFORE contacting us regarding re-opening the school. We will contact Years R,1 & 6 families 1st to find out what YOU think & go from there.


Thanks, Mike and the BM team



My thanks go out to ALL the school staff, working so hard to keep the school clean, prepare lessons, maintain the school premises and staying in touch with families whilst we are closed-Premises staff, cleaners, lunchtime supervisors, office, teaching/non-teaching staff #TeamBM

Update on School Closure - School remains shut w/c 30th March


School remains closed to all pupils, other than a small number whose parents/carers are key workers. Please follow the current advice, which is it is safest for your child to remain at home. We will advise you well in advance before this changes but please stay home, stay safe and support the safety of our key workers. Thank you. Friday 27th March 2020

Letter with advice for LAC families on support and online resources

Minister SEND's letter to the SEND comunity 24.03.20

Update on School Closure from 3 Herefordshire Special Schools 19.03.20

Update from School Nurse Service - 19.03.20

Response to Govt announcement on Schools remaining open to Keyworkers 18.03.20

Notice by 3 Special Schools - closure from 23.03.20 onwards until further notice / activities at home / advice for Blackmarston pupils and carers

Social Distancing advice 17.03.20

Letter home 17.03.20 to parents/carers

AIP message regarding school meals 16.03.20

Letter from Special Schools Headteachers 13.03.20

Coronavirus update 05.03.20