Glossopdale School


Information and Guidance on Covid-19 

Covid-19 Information and Guidance for Parents

January 2021 Update


Students in all year groups will now access their learning remotely, with the exception of students identified as vulnerable and the children of critical workers. Students should only attend school if a place has been confirmed.

Remote Learning Provision

The document below summarises how we teach students remotely, and the support that you can provide to ensure your child is learning effectively at home. 

Summary of remote education Jan 2021

Remote Learning FAQs

Remote Learning: what to expect

Please also refer to the Remote Learning support pages in the Parents and Students sections of the website.

On 18th January, we held a live online Q&A for parents and students regarding remote learning, please see below the responses to parents' questions:

Parent and Student Q&A 18.1.21

Covid-19 National Testing Programme

Upon students' return to face-to-face teaching in the Spring Term of 2021, there is a planned programme of mass testing for Covid-19 in schools. Students will initially be tested twice (with a 3-5 day gap) and from then on, the school will conduct serial contact testing for any student identified as a close contact of a positive case.

Staff will also be able to receive a weekly test.

Students under the age of 16 require parental consent, those 16 or over can self-consent. Information, arrangements and consent forms will be communicated to parents and students in the w/c 5th January. 

Information from the DfE can be found here:

Attendance and Behaviour

Please see below documents to provide information on the updates to our behaviour and attendance policies as a result of guidance from the government.

Behaviour Policy Annex September 2020

Attendance Policy Annex September 2020

 You may have questions about what to do if your child, or someone in your household, develops Covid symptoms. The following 'What To Do' sheet provides the information that you need:

Attendance What To Do for Parents and Carers September 2020

If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please email as soon as possible. This email account will be checked at evenings, weekends and over the school holidays. 

Mental and Physical Health Advice and Support

The following websites have advice, guidance and resources if your child is experiencing stress, anxiety or any other mental or physical health impacts as a result of Covid-19:

Young Minds:

Mental Health Foundation: