Quest is open Monday 19th April after Easter
If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact Nicola Wells via her email email@example.com or her mobile 07932 909754.
We welcome learners back on Monday 19th April.
We are open to accept deliveries every working day between 0800 and 1600.
Please inform the school, at your earliest convenience, should your learner receive a positive test result. If this is out of school hours please call either the Principal, Nicola Wells on 07932 909754 or the Business Manager, Victoria Scranage 07504 001920 to inform them.
Please find below some useful links:
Guidance for parents and carers as schools and other education settings in England open to more children and young people can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
Warwickshire Welfare Scheme - www.warwickshire.gov.uk/localwelfarescheme
- Bereavement support - COVID – 19 Support WES EPS, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0808 808 1677, www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-bereavement/
- Family Information Service - www.warwickshire.gov.uk/childrenandfamilies
- Domestic Abuse Helpline - www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
- Citizens Advice Service - www.citizensadvice.org.uk
- Young Carers - 02476 217740
- Samaritans Helpline - 116 123 or email email@example.com
- Childline - 0800 1111
Asymptomatic home testing
As you are aware we are going to start using Coronavirus home Self-Test Kits to support the health and safety measures already in place as per new Government guidelines.
- To be used twice weekly between 5pm Sunday and 7am Monday, then again between 5pm Wednesday and 7am Thursday.
- If your child has a void or positive result please make our Business Manager aware via email Victoria.Scranage@macintyreacademies.org immediately. If the home test indicates that your child is positive, a PCR test will be required so please book that as soon as possible via the Government website to confirm the result. If your child has a positive test result they will need, along with your household, to isolate for 10 days or until they receive a negative PCR test result, whichever comes first.
- If Victoria is not contacted by 7.30am on a Monday or Thursday morning she will assume that your child has taken the test during the specific window and it is negative.
- You will need to upload your child’s individual test results directly to the NHS Test and Trace website as per the step by step guide in the kit.
Please ensure that only your child is testing with this kit, as we will only be supplied with enough for our learners. The kit contains a step by step guide to help with the swabbing, processing and recording but please make yourself familiar with this and contact Victoria via the email address above should you have any questions.
NHS Test and Trace announced earlier this week, that all adults in households with school and college age children, without symptoms, can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. Test kits can either be collected or ordered online, as set out below. We cannot give test kits to household members as we will not receive enough home test kits for this purpose. Staff and learners will continue to receive their home test kits from us.
Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.
Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:
• through your employer, if they offer testing to employees
• by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests
• by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most - https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
If you have any queries about the tests, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.
Children of primary school age (and below) without symptoms are not being asked to take a test.
Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.