Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus (Covid19) Updates for Parents

In light of the national situation regarding Coronavirus, we continue to monitor the updates and advice from the Department for Education, Department of Health, Public Health England (PHE), and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The health and wellbeing of all our students and staff is of paramount importance to us and we understand that information on social media can be concerning. Therefore, please continue to check for regular and reliable updates directly from the school on this matter. Please refer to this page for the latest information, including useful links with advice and guidance relating to Coronavirus.

April 4th 2022 – The latest guidance:

  • Children with mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat, or mild cough, who are otherwise well, can continue to attend school.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough.
  • If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and where possible avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. The risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower after 3 days if they feel well and do not have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.

Please ensure you inform attendance@iscaexeter.co.uk daily if your child is absent from school.

 

Attendance

  • If your child is not able to attend school for any reason, please contact the school in the normal way by emailing attendance@iscaexeter.co.uk or by calling the main school number (Tel: 01392 204082) before the start of the school day. If a child does not attend school and no contact has been received from parents, we will call home to clarify the reason for their absence in the usual way. It is really important that an accurate record of the reasons for absence is kept so please provide as much detail as possible.
  • We appreciate that these are exceptional times and each case of prolonged non-attendance will be treated individually, within parameters set by, and in consultation with, the Local Authority.

 

Communication

A reminder of key contact points:

Question

Email address

COVID19 or reporting self-isolation

covid@iscaexeter.co.uk

Free School Meals

fsm@iscaexeter.co.uk

Attendance

attendance@iscaexeter.co.uk

IT Support

passwords@tedwraggtrust.co.uk

Safeguarding Concerns safeguarding@iscaexeter.co.uk

Student wellbeing

wellbeing@iscaexeter.co.uk

General school enquiries

adminoffice@iscaexeter.co.uk

Covid19 – Safeguarding Policy 

COVID 19 – Safeguarding Policy Addendum – April 2021

 

Isca Academy – Changes to COVID Guidance – February 28th 2022

Isca Academy – Covid Risk Assessment – February 2022

Isca Academy – Covid Update, June 15 2021