Latest Covid-19 News and Updates

Parents must be vigilant and not send students to school if they are displaying ANY symptoms of being unwell as it is common for first signs to be symptoms other than the classic 3 of high temperature, cough and loss of taste/smell. Students should not return to school until they are fully recovered.

What to do if a student shows symptoms of Coronavirus

This flowchart shows step-by-step actions to follow when a student shows symptoms of coronavirus.

School Guidance

We are working hard to keep parents/carers and students up to date with any changes in school that are necessary as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic.

Some school policies and guidelines have been updated temporarily to reflect the current circumstances. Please read and be aware of changes to:

JCSC Uniform

School Meals

Behaviour Policy (see addendum page 20)

When changes need to be made or we have new information to share, we will update parents using the My Child at School App and social media – like our Facebook page to see the posts we share.

Close contact definition

A close contact is deemed as:  

  • anyone who lives in the same household as another person who has COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 
  • anyone who has had any of the following types of contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19: 
  • face-to-face contact including being coughed on or having a face-to-face conversation within one metre 
  • been within one metre for one minute or longer without face-to-face contact 
  • been within 2 metres of someone for more than 15 minutes (either as a one-off contact, or added up together over one day) 
  • travelled in the same vehicle or a plane

If you are identified by NHS Test & Trace as a close contact of a positive case, you should follow this advice from Northumberland County Council.

Testing in Schools

Please complete the consent form for student testing to allocated a slot for back to school COVID tests.

Letter to Parents 8th March Testing
Student Privacy Form
Home Testing FAQs
Home Testing Letter to Parents

The following guides and information have been issued by the local council and government to help with student self testing:

Four easy stages of a rapid COVID-19 self-test

A guide to regular testing for parents with children at school, nurseries and colleges

Northumberland County Council Rapid Testing Q&A

NCC Letter to Parents

JCSC Covid-19 Letters and Updates

Our Executive Headteacher has been sharing the impact of COVID-19 in his regular blog posts/letters to parents, if you’ve missed any of these, you can catch up below, along with other updates relating to coronavirus:

Letter to Parents 14th March

Letter to Parents Return to School

JCSC to School Opening Risk Assessment March

Letter to Parents 15th Feb

Letter to Parents 17th Jan

Letter to Parents 8th Jan

Update to Year 5 and 6 Learning

Key Workers & Remote Learning

Year 5 and 6 Online Learning 6th Jan

Letter to Parents 5th Jan

Letter to Parents 4th Jan

Letter to Parents December 10th – Training Day December 18th

Letter to Y8-13 Parents 25th Nov – Coronavirus Cases

Letter to Parents 20th Nov – Coronavirus Cases and Home Learning

Letter to Parents Oct 29th – Google Classroom and Guardians

JCSC letter home – Covid-19 Guidelines September 2020

Bubble allocations Sept 2020

Keyworkers and social distancing information – March 2020

Coronavirus Update – Week 9

Coronavirus Update – Week 8

Coronavirus Update – Week 7

Coronavirus Update – Week 6

Coronavirus Update – Week 5

Coronavirus Update – Week 4

Coronavirus Update – Week 3

Coronavirus Update – Week 2

Coronavirus Update – Week 1

National Guidance

The new national Coronavirus restrictions came into effect on March 8th.

The new self-isolation period came into effect on December 14th.