Here you will find key documents regarding our approach to COVID-19 at Tipton St John.

Seeing COVID-19 symptoms in your child or family member is a concerning time, when you may worry about not just the immediate health of the individual, but also about knowing which procedures to follow.  These links will take you to the latest advice given to schools regarding the necessary actions to take.  Remember – you can also call us at any time if you are unsure.

Action Flowchart 23.09.20

Letter to schools re COVID from Dr Virginia Pearson Sept 2020 pdf 21.09.20

Schools Advice to Parents

Our school is following the Risk Assessment below, created using guidance from Government and County with amendments made to suit our individual circumstances. This version has been updated April 2022.

Infection Prevention Control Measure Summer term 2022


COVID-19 Attendance

The linked document explains what to do if you or anyone else in your family is asked to book a test.

COVID19 School Absence

Supporting you and your family

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is a stressful time for many – adults and children alike.  The following link gives advice from the Government regarding Mental Health at this time.  You can always contact us too.

Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health




Safeguarding and Remote Learning

With more children learning at home again during Lockdown 3.0, we are using online videos and Zoom facilities to help children access lesson input and support from their teachers directly. The document below shows the protocols that Zoom users are expected to adhere to in Tipton St John.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have concerns about children’s safety online.


Below, you can also view our Provision Statement for Remote Education, outlining what you and your child can expect from school when working at home.

OVF Zoom Protocol

Remote Education Provision at Tipton St John (to be ratified by Board of Governors 1st Feb 2021)

What to do if your child has symptoms

Please note the following updates to Covid Guidance for those who become infectious from the 1st April 2022:
·         adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature

·         children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend

·         adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days

Test and Trace information

  • Individuals should only get tested if they have symptoms of coronavirus as described above. 
  • Parents or carers of children attending school or school staff with symptoms of coronavirus should book a test as normal via the government website or by calling 119. 

Confirmation of a test booking should include a QR code so please do not visit a test centre unless you have been sent a QR code as you may be refused entry.

As children need their parents to conduct the test for them (or help them do it themselves) it is important that when attending a test centre they enter the self test lane.  Failure to do this may result in the test not being available.

If you have any concerns about a household member showing signs of the virus and are unsure whether your child should be attending school, please contact school in the morning, before leaving the house to bring your child to school and we will advise you.