COVID-19

You are brilliant, enthusiastic and just lovely in this wonderful chaotic digital world.  Thank you so much for all your super effort with everything.
Mrs P

Just a note to thank you and say how great the last two evenings of virtual parents meetings were.  So brilliantly organised and all seemed so slick! Dulwich virtual school is brilliantly organised too and so much time and thought involved, so thank you.  Please pass on our thanks to all members of staff.​ Mrs L

The school is following the guidance that extends the framework that has been adopted in schools to minimize the risk of potential transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) through a system of controls building on a hierarchy of protective measures that have been in use throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  

The government continues to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of COVID-19.  Step 4, which came into effect during the summer break, marked a new phase in the government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk.  As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to children’s and young people’s education – particularly given that the direct clinical risks to children are extremely low, and that every adult has been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for two doses by mid-September.

The most recent Schools COVID-19 operational guidance details a return to near normal operation, with the requirement for ‘Stepping measures up and down’ should there be a substantial increase in positive cases in school.  We will continue to emphasise the importance of frequent and thorough hand washing/use of hand sanitizer and the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach to respiratory hygiene.  In addition, we will be maintaining enhanced cleaning regimes, with a particular focus on frequently touched surfaces and keeping occupied spaces well-ventilated.

Public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19 has been amended and we will continue to follow this guidance in school.  Staff, and children in Years 7 and 8, will recommence twice weekly Lateral Flow Device (LFD) asymptomatic home testing until the end of September, when this will be reviewed.  This follows two on-site tests for children in Years 7 and 8 prior to the beginning of term.  

We are confident that with the support of the whole school community, we will be able to continue to support the safe education of all the children.

 

 

 

Face-coverings are no longer advised for children in Years 7 and 8, staff or visitors.  The government has removed the requirement in law to wear face coverings but expects and recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where you may come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.  We recognise that some staff and parents may wish to maintain the use of a face-covering at busy, populated times such as drop-off and collection.

 

Visitors

In line with government advice the school is open to all visitors, by appointment. 

How to contact the school

Please use the following email addresses for contact during this period:

For support with childcare for Key Workers  email headmaster@dulwichprepcranbrook.org

For technical queries about Remote Learning email helpdesk@dulwichprepcranbrook.org

For the Bursar’s department email bursary@dulwichprepcranbrook.org

For admissions queries email registrar@dulwichprepcranbrook.org

For any other queries please email headmaster@dulwichprepcranbook.org

We will endeavour to respond to you as swiftly as possible.

 

I wanted to congratulate, and thank, you both and all your staff for the brilliant remote learning that has been offered to the pupils….The lessons have been a good mix of different learning techniques and the afternoon sessions have really helped to get the children energised, creative and enjoying the outdoors. Our son has commented on how much he is enjoying the remote learning.. and our daughter has thoroughly enjoyed the class zoom meetings – seeing her friends and teacher again, has meant a lot to her. The ‘What Wednesday looks like’ approach on the iNet for Little Stream is brilliant – so easy for parents and children to understand and click on the relevant links – well done. I am also very grateful for the understanding shown in communications, that despite best endeavours, sometimes things won’t go to plan. When parents are trying to juggle their jobs, as well looking after their children and helping them log into/understand their lessons, it is nice to know that we aren’t expected to be superhuman all the time! Thank you for listening to the feedback and working very hard to create a fun, mixed curriculum that works as well as it can for remote home schooling. Mrs B

COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Mitigation – click here