News
16th Oct 2020

Covid19 / Coronavirus testing at West Exe School

Covid-19 testing is now available to all staff and students who are on site and wish to take part in the lateral flow device screening programme. Where consent is given, students self-administer two tests 3-5 days apart on their return to the school site, whilst staff members are offered twice weekly testing. To enable this a team of staff have completed NHS training and assessments to set up our testing centre in the school Sports Hall. These lateral flow tests are part of the Covid-19 screening programme to identify individuals who are positive for Covid-19 but asymptomatic, to help reduce the transmission within our community.

The health, safety and well-being of all our staff and young people is our absolute priority. We have put extensive measures in place to mitigate against the risk of transmission and review these frequently in line with the latest guidance.

The school has implemented home learning methods on our well established learning platform to ensure that those students who have been sent home are able to continue their learning by using all resources available, and to support parent/carers and pupils during this time. 

Please be assured that the Ted Wragg Trust is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all of its pupils and staff and are following guidance from Public Health England, to ensure that our school communities and those around them are best protected.

We would like to reassure parents and students that we will continue to routinely review our risk assessments and guidance.

If you have any concerns, please click the ‘Government Advice’ link below for additional information.

Kind regards,
West Exe School