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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Public health advice for schools: coronavirus offers flexibility to determine what is required to manage risks. Within the advice, it is recognised that COVID-19 has not gone away and will remain with us globally. For this reason, it remains important for schools and settings to consider what they can do to reduce the spread of the virus, and protect their learners and staff, including any additional protections for those who are more vulnerable. By continuing to implement public health control measures, schools and settings will help keep the spread of the virus low, improve public and staff confidence and minimise the potential of further disruption.

With increasing numbers of people vaccinated and everyone’s continued efforts the risks from coronavirus should now be considered in the same context as other communicable diseases risks (for example flu and norovirus).

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Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of students the school asks that all families:

  • Sign up to the school Twitter account @sjhsnewport to be able to access relevant information
  • Ensure that the school has the correct email address in order to maintain communication throughout the process
  • Also, please check your inbox regularly for any emails/updates you may receive from us via Schoolcomms.
  • For SJHS Letters and Notifications CLICK HERE

Full or partial school closure (short-term and/or long-term)

In the event of a school closure, staff will not be able to access the school site. Therefore, in this situation the school will:

  • Provide students in all year groups with online materials to facilitate distance learning (Google Classroom)
    Please see our Distance Learning and Heath & Wellbeing pages specifically set up for pupils and parents
  • Where possible provide paper-based materials for those students who do not have access to either a mobile device and/or Internet
  • Communicate with families/students on a regular basis to provide updates on the recovery phase ie. safe return to normal school life.