covid-19 virus

Coronavirus Closure

Following on from the updated Government directive on school closures in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, Judgemeadow is now closed from Tuesday 30th June to all students except children of key workers who have registered for a place.

Covid 19

Information and advice for Parents and Carers of pupils at Judgemeadow Community College

March 17, 2020

The health and well-being of our students and staff is of paramount importance to us and as such, the school has put in place detailed procedures and processes to monitor and prepare for any impact caused by the COVID-19 virus.

Whilst there are no confirmed cases currently reported in our school, should a case occur, we will notify parents immediately and undertake all actions directed by the NHS and Public Health England.

We are working intensely on the action plan based on priorities particularly vulnerable students. Please read school communications carefully for information related to most queries.

We will continue to update parents and staff through regular text, letter, email communications and via the school website.

 

Thursday 13th May Corona virus and free school meal arrangements: View how to apply and use your free school meal vouchers here
Tuesday 11th May
To keep up with the latest news, information and event updates in your local area direct from police sources you can sign up to your local Neighbourhood Link
Monday 20th April
Some positive news: Judgemeadow students made bird boxes and PPE for the NHS. More info here
Wednesday 1st April
To help with long periods of self isolation Public Health England has produced this useful Mental Health Guide
Tuesday 31st March
Message from Rita to all who use Judgemeadow Community College for their Community Groups and classes here
Monday 30th March
Advice for parents and students on best practice for remote learning can be found here
Friday 27th March
To help with keep a positive mental outlook during isolation a guide can be viewed on our student support page here
Monday 23rd March
With regret we have to announce the cancellation of the Teacher Conference and Student Conferences for 2020. We have every intention to run these conferences in May 2021 for the teachers and June 2021 for the student. We look forward to seeing you then!
Thursday 19th March
At Judgemeadow, although we are closed to students we are committed to keeping children safe. We realise that they will be online more than usual so please see the following advice about keeping safe online. If you need further advice regarding this please contact us at school.
Thursday 19th March

Following updated government directives the school will be closed from Friday afternoon until further notice. The full closure notice can be seen here

Wednesday 18th March

In the event of a partial or full school closure, if you have any concerns about safeguarding issues please email safeguardingteam@judgemeadow.org.uk and a member of the safeguarding team will be in contact with you.  Please ensure you include your name and contact details.

Wednesday 18th March

Due to the current national situation regarding COVID – 19, and advice from the government to avoid non-essential contact, we have decided to cancel our Welcome to your New School event on the 25th March

Wednesday 18th March

Early closure on Friday 20th March.

See letter for parents and carers here

Wednesday 18th March The decision has been taken to undertake a partial closure of school for Year 8 ONLY. The school letter can be seen here
Tuesday 17th March Due to the current national situation regarding COVID – 19, and advice from the government to avoid non-essential contact, we have decided to postpone our Year 10 Parents evening on the 26th March
Monday 16th March All forthcoming external school trips have been cancelled

 

Latest Guidance

The latest guidance from the UK Chief Medical Officers is as follows:

As per the current advice, the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves remains washing their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Make sure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, put it in a bin and wash your hands.

The guidance requests staff and students who shows certain symptoms to self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means we want people to stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 14 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

The Symptoms are:

  • A high Temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
  • A new continuous cough

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days’ contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Click here for more information about the governments plans to move from containment to the delay phase.