Tatworth Primary School always acts in the best interests of the children and staff. We will continue to adhere to advice received from Government, Public Health England, Somerset County Council and other relevant agencies. Our website will be updated as and when the situation should change.

We have undertaken an extensive risk assessment (which may be accessed by clicking here) to support our opening which will be dependent upon our ability to maintain the Government expectation of six key controls, which must be in place at all times:

  • Minimise contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend school.
  • Clean hands thoroughly more often than usual.
  • Ensure good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ approach.
  • Enhanced cleaning arrangements
  • Minimise contact between individuals and maintain social distancing wherever possible
  • The use of face coverings, which does not apply to primary school children.

There are also three further controls regarding the response to any infection that we must follow.  All staff and parents need to be willing and prepared to support:

  1. Engaging with the NHS Track and Trace process
  2. Managing confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst the school community
  3. Containing any outbreak by following local health protection team advice.

Nobody (adult or child) should come to school if they (or anyone in their household) have coronavirus symptoms until they have received a negative test.  Do not come into school if you have:

  • A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • A new, persistent cough – coughing a lot more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – you have noticed that you cannot smell or taste anything or things smell or taste different to normal.

Most people with Coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Should anyone display coronavirus symptoms whilst in school our ‘Suspected COVID-19 Symptoms Procedures’ will be applied.

All children will receive hand sanitiser as they enter the school and before they get into the cloakroom.  Once they have hung up their things on their coat peg, they will enter the classroom with their bookbag and water bottle and wash their hands prior to sitting and waiting for lessons to start.  Both staff and students will wash/sanitise their hands regularly throughout the day.

Other measures that have been set up to control the virus are detailed in the relevant sections of this website and in various documents (that may be downloaded from this site).

On 18 April before your child returns to school, if a member of your household has tested positive or been self-isolating between 6 and 18 April, please advise the school on

Between 2 and 6 April please report any positive COVID cases, within your household, to

30 March 2021

Letter to Parents – update from Government regarding operational guidance – Step 1 29 March 2021

11 March 2021

LFT Letter to Parents

10 March 2021

Update to Routines Spring Term and Extra Information
Childrens Coronavirus Fact Sheet

5 March 2021

Letter to parents – updated information regarding lateral flow tests

4 March 2021

Letter to parents regarding return to school

1 March 2021

Letter to Parents – all children returning to school on 8 March
Letter to Parents – Lateral Flow Home Test Kits

24 February 2021

DfE support and information in our present unprecedented times:

Evidence summary, children, young people and educational settings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support for parents and carers to keep children safe online.

Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from above and harm

23 February 2021

Letter to parents regarding the roadmap

1 February 2021

Letter to Families with at Least One Critical Worker

8 January 2021

Family Support Helplines

5 January 2021

First Letter to Parents 5 January 2021
How to use Office 365 from your PC or laptop
Second Letter to Parents 5 January 2021

4 January 2021

Letter to Parents
Remote Learning Information for Parents

1 January 2021

Return to School 5 January 2021 Letter
Tier 4 Poster
Help is out there – contact details for local support groups

11 December 2020

End of Term COVID Information

8 December 2020

e-mail to Parents
Incubation Timeline Poster 1
Incubation Timeline Poster 2
Schools Christmas Support

30 November 2020

Letter to parents regarding changes as a result of being on High Alert – Tier 2

High Alert – Tier 2 Poster

24 November 2020

Letter to Parents from Public Health and Children’s Services
COVID Checker Testing
Self-isolation Guidance

Returning to Primary School – What Parents Need to Know (September 2020)

16 June 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Attached is a letter from Julian Wooster, Director of Children’s Services, Somerset.  In it, he outlines the present position for schools and gives some indication for the situation going forward.  We receive new guidance, like yourselves, as it is released to the general public and therefore do not have any more detail of our situation or what to expect, than you.  We thank you all for your continued support and the support you are giving your children as they learn at home.  With just over 4 weeks left at school, we continue to send planning and challenges for the children to engage with and encourage you all to contact us via Tapestry, Class Dojo or Homelearning email if you need support or have any queries.  As initially requested, please could you upload 2 or 3 pieces of work for each child, as the week progresses.  We hope feedback from school will help keep them engaged with their learning and look forward to seeing their work.

Following the reference to the wider opening of schools in the attached letter, I would very much like to open to more children but we presently have limited space in school, which with the present guidelines, restricts our offer.    I will let you know if this changes.

Kind regards

Tracey Hart

Year 6 Covid Poster

Step 3 Covid Poster

Letter from Julian Wooster

Letter to Parents 12 June

Letter to Parents 2 June

Letter to Parents – Updated Guidance

Letter for Attending Children

Letter to Parents re Wider Opening of the School on 1 June

Letter to Parents re Wider Opening of the School

Letter to Parents 1 April 2020 – Easter Holidays

Childrens Guide to Covid-19

Notice for your Fridge

Education Guidance

Advice for Parents and Carers 27 March 2020

Letter to Parents 24 March 2020

Letter to Parents 22 March 2020

Letter to Parents 20 March 2020

Letter to Parents from County 20 March 2020

Key Worker Letter 20 March 2020

e-mail to Parents 20 March 2020

Letter to Parents 19 March 2020

COVID-19 Update 18 March 2020

COVID-19 Letter to Parents 17 March 2020

COVID-19 Letter to Parents 16 March 2020

COVID-19 Risk Assessment

COVID-19 Letter to Parents 15 March 2020

COVID-19 Information 13 March 2020

Department for Education COVID-19 Information 11 March 2020

e-mail 4 March 2020

e-mail dated 3 March
Advice circulated with above e-mail

Letter re coronavirus dated 28 February
Advice circulated with above letter