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COVID-19

Important documents: 

ICC risk assessment return to school (March 2021) click here to view. 

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. You can view the letter here

Track and Trace Privacy Notice, click here to view

Visitors, please see see the below documents for before any visit to ICC. 

Covid-10 Visitor Health Form
Visitor Risk Assessment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updates: 

4th March - Letter sent home with lateral flow test times and important reopening information - Letter

Monday 8th March reopening and Lateral Flow Testing - see below for narrated PowerPoints and information' 

Free School Meals for eligible students - See letter below 

Only childcare groups are to return to school from the 5th January.  If you have any queries regarding childcare, please email childcare@ifieldcc.co.uk 

All year groups are to remote learn from MS Teams until further notice. If you need help locating remote learning on MS Teams, please click here. 

We have another allocation of government laptops coming. If access to technology for learning is difficult for your child, please contact their progress leader and we will distribute the laptops as fairly as we can, based on need. We have already distributed a large number of devices - a combination of those supplied by the government and many that we bought to meet this need. 

Reopening and Lateral Flow Testing

Students are to return to school from the 8th March. 

Please click on the relevant year group to view the narrated presentation on returning to school. 

Year 7
Year 8 
Year 9 
Year 10 
Year 11
Sixth Form 

Lateral Flow Testing - parental consent required

A letter has been sent home today regarding reopening and Lateral Flow Tests to be carried out on the 8th March. See below for copies of letter, consent form and privacy notice. 

Consent forms must be completed even if parents do not give their consent. 

Whole school testing will commence on Monday March 8th March, Friday 12th March and Wednesday 17th March. 

From Tuesday 9th March all students will return to school to their normal timetable apart from the test dates above. All control measures that were in place in the autumn term will continue.There will be no lessons in school on these test days and students will attend only for their Lateral Flow Test. Work will be set on Teams for these days.

Progress review day will be rescheduled. 

Parent letter
Consent Form - Online links were sent in the email sent through MYED
Privacy Notice 

In school support during Covid

Dr Rob Kirkwood, our independent Mental health and Well-being consultant. As part of our on ongoing community support in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and related shutdown, Dr Rob Kirkwood, our independent Mental health and Well-being consultant, is offering thirty-minute telephone or Zoom consultations. These consultation slots are available to ICC students and/or parent/carers on a first come, first served basis. These are an opportunity to think about the impact of the current situation upon routines, relationships and family dynamics as we live out life at home. Significant limitations or changes to our usual daily activities; our closer proximity with others in confined spaces; and dealing with the uncertainty reported in the news, is likely to be impacting the mental health and emotional well-being of each of us and our families. There are no easy solutions to the current situation, as we all are discovering. What is offered is a thoughtful thirty-minute space in which you can think about and reflect upon ideas and strategies that may help to alleviate some of the particular challenges facing each of us in our own contexts. Consultations are available each Wednesday. If you would like to book a slot, please email in advance at  rki@ifieldcc.co.ukrki@ifieldcc.co.uk and he will contact you directly.

Dr Xavier Eloquin, our Educational Psychologist As part of our on ongoing community support in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and related shutdown, Dr Xavier Eloquin, our Educational Psychologist, is offering thirty minute telephone or Zoom consultations. These consultation slots are available on a “first come, first served” basis and are an opportunity to think about and reflect on your child’s emotional and psychological needs – and their impact on the wider family – as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic and the anxieties it evokes. It can also be a chance to discuss more general difficulties as you as a family struggle to manage the demands of social distancing, self-isolation and lockdown. There are no easy solutions to the current situation, as we all are discovering. What is offered is a thoughtful thirty-minute space in which you can think about and reflect on your child, your family and yourself. At times of intense pressure in families, this can make all the difference. Consultations are available each Wednesday. If you would like to book a slot, please email in advance at drxeloquin@gmail.com who will contact you.

School Counselling  Any student that would like some online counselling support with our school councillor can email Mrs Jackson at the college aja@ifieldcc.co.uk. Parents / Carers can contact Mrs Jackson on behalf of their son / daughter.

SEN Support with Remote Learning 

If you or your child are having difficulties with the work set and would like some support please email the learning support team at TASupport@ifieldcc.co.uk 

Letters to Parents and Carers

11/02/2021 Camera Setting for online lessons Letter

01/2021 Supporting Students during Covid, Parent Letter, Student Letter

08/01/2021 Free School Provision up to February half term, Letter

06/01/2021 - Remote Learning Letter

04/01/2021 - Please see Remote Learning page on how to access MS Teams, click here

31/12/2020 Updated arrangements for the start of term, January 2021, Letter

18/12/2020 Arrangements for start of term, January 2021. Letter

08/12/2020 School finishes Thursday 17th December at 1pm,  Letter

03/12/2020 Year 10 are to return to an 8.30 start from Monday 7th December. Letter

19/11/2020 Partial school closure - with effect from Friday 20th November, click here to view a copy of the letter. 

19/11/2020 Water FountainsAs part of the recent guidelines with regard to Covid-19, schools have been told that they need to shut off water fountains due to the risk of infection. Please be aware that this means that students will need to bring sufficient water to school to last a whole day or bottled water can be purchased from the canteen.

05/11/2020 A revised letter has been emailed home today with the new guidance says that students will now be expected to wear masks in corridors and enclosed spaces unless eating or if there is a good reason not to. We will introduce this expectation from Monday 9th November. Click here to view letter. 

04/11/2020 Wearing of masks outside of lessons. To view click here

02/11/2020 Contingency plan if needed for partial closure. To view click here. 

05/10/2020 Teaching with windows open during autumn and winter, students wearing coats and the ordering of a warm black v-neck jumper. Click here to view letter, click here to view photo of jumper.

02/10/2020 Hand sanitising. Click here to view.

01/10/2020 autumn and winter arrangements narrated video from Mr Corbett, Headteacher can be viewed by clicking here

30/09/2020 Changes to lunches to commence from this Friday 2nd October due to predicted bad weather. Click here to view.

25/09/2020 Changes to the length of lunches. Click here to view.

Free School Meals (FSM)

WSCC have approved £20.00 Wonde vouchers from the Covid Winter Grant Scheme to be sent to West Sussex families claiming Free School Meals  to cover the half term week.   Links to these will be sent in the normal way by email/SMS text message on 14th February.

Additionally, Wonde vouchers from the Government FSM scheme will continue to be distributed after half term, and the links to these vouchers will be sent out on 21st February to cover the two week period from 22nd Feb to 5th March (£30.00 per student in total).

Parents have the choice of the following supermarkets:

  • Asda
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco
  • Morrisons
  • Iceland
  • Aldi
  • Waitrose

If you select Asda or Morrisons as your retailer, you will need to wait until Wonde email you when the voucher is ready.  All other retailers give you instant access to your voucher. 
 
Below are links to a guide to information regarding redeeming your vouchers and a parent FAQ.

https://help.schoolvouchers.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360015110178-How-to-access-your-voucher-step-by-step-instructions-

https://help.schoolvouchers.com/hc/en-gb
Vouchers will be sent electronically on Monday 14th December to one parent/carer who is listed as priority one on our school records. Please could you let us know if you have not received your voucher redeem email or text message from Wonde by 15th December. Before contacting us, please can you check with the other parent/carers who also may be listed with us as a priority one, and check your spam.

If you need to contact us to let us know you have not received you email or text message, please email the school at office@ifieldcc.co.uk .  If you have any issues once you have received your email/text message, please refer to the links above before contacting Wonde direct.

Parents/Carers were informed by email on Thursday 10th December. 

If anyone has any questions regarding this they are asked to make contact with Rob Corbett, Headteacher on email rct@ifieldcc.co.uk. Please contact the school if you have any queries on 01293 420500 between 8am and 4pm. 

Our school front office and switchboard are open from 8am to 4pm daily. Staff can be emailed directly, for staff email addresses click here, alternatively you may email the school using office@ifieldcc.co.uk 

Website links and resources

Overview to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the NHS website
Stay at home guidance from GOV.UK
Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

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