Should your child develop Covid symptoms during half term, please would you send a text to the following number, 07719 108185 stating your child’s name, year group and the date symptoms began. This also applies to any positive test results and the need to self-isolate.

Please keep yourself and your children safe over half term, COVID cases are increasing daily and we have to be forever vigilant.

Latest update on testing and isolation periods.

  • If a child or member of staff tests positive, they now have to self-isolate for at least 10 days, even if they feel well.

  • If they are NOT a known contact of a confirmed case they can return to school if the result is negative, providing they feel well and they have not had a fever for 48 hours.

  • If they are a contact of a confirmed case, they must stay off school for 14 days isolation period, even if they test negative. This is because they can develop the infection at any point up to 14 days after being in contact a confirmed case. This would apply to pupils and staff who have been in a bubble with a positive testing child.  School Leadership will decide which members of staff have come into close proximity with the bubble and therefore also need to self-isolate for 14 days.

  • Please be aware that anyone admitted to hospital is likely to receive a test for Covid, whether they are showing symptoms or not.  

  • Covid symptoms are now being classed as: a persistent cough, high temperature, and/or loss of taste and smell.

  • No action needs to be taken as a school until a test result is shared with us.

Please also note that we cannot request test results, parents have to approach us with results.

For your information

Definition of contact  

A  ‘contact’ is a person who has been close to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 anytime from 2 days before the person was symptomatic up to 10 days from onset of symptoms (this is when they are infectious to others). For example, a contact can be: 

  • People who spend significant time in the same household as a person who has tested positive for COVID 19 

  • Sexual partners 

  • A person who has had face to face contact (within one metre), with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, including: 

  • Being coughed on 

  • A person who has had face to face conversation within one metre.  

  • Skin to skin physical contact, or 

  • Contact within one metre for one minute or longer without face-to-face contact 

  • A person who has been within 2 metres of someone who has tested positive for covid-19 for more than 15 minutes 

  • A person who has travelled in a small vehicle with someone who has tested positive for covid-19 or in a large vehicle or plane near someone who has tested positive for covid-19.


21 September – Coronavirus – Daily update to all early years, children’s social care, schools and further education providers

Letters for Parents

Coronavirus information updates.



A new campaign has been launched by Worcestershire Children First and Worcestershire County Council to help students and parents prepare for a safe return to school when the new term begins next month. The campaign will help inform students and their carers/parents about the new measures, which are being put in place to ensure the safety of staff and students as schools re-open their doors.


Now, more than ever, we need to be kind to ourselves and each other.  So here at St Joseph’s we are taking part in the British Red Cross’ ‘Power of Kindness Calendar’.  Daily, the pupils, coming into school, will fill in the calendar and reflect on how we can all be a little bit kinder.  We will also be completing different activities to help us reflect on why it is so important to show kindness .  We wanted to share this initiative with the pupils learning from home, so that you can keep your own calendar.  If you do decide to take part then please share with us, via Twitter or the school email, your acts of kindness.


Coronavirus (COVID-19):guidance supporting your children's education during coronavirus


This is a difficult and surreal time and we all need to know that there is someone out there to listen. At this difficult time we are always here in school to help. You can telephone or email. There are also a growing number of support groups in place now who are there to give additional support. Mrs Eaborn has been in contact with many parents and is always on the end of the phone should anyone need any support or advice. Mobile number is 07562337321

a. Here2Help

They are available to providing information, advice and resources. On the website, there are a growing number of resources to help families entertain and educate their children, support their mental health, maintain their wellbeing at home.

b. Starting Well

c. SEND Local Offer

The campaign is evolving and developing all the time in response to national guidance and local demand and is there for us all.

Stay safe everyone.



Thank you to all parents for their understanding and well-wishes at this challenging time. The most important thing at this time is that your family are safe and well in the coming weeks. However, we are aware that you'll want to ensure your child's learning is not compromised during this time. Teachers have already published home learning on their class pages or have sent paper copies of work home as appropriate. You are not expected to work with your child from 9am-3pm every day- just do what you can, keep it fun and enjoy! From now until the  3rd April 2020 please use the resources already provided through on the Year Group webpages, keep up to date with our twitter feed and check your emails for any updates. Then ensure you have a restful Easter Holidays as you would normally. 


From the 20th April, we will be publishing more detail about home learning on our website, then we can be more specific about ideal items to cover.  


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

If you have any further questions, would like more support, or your child wishes to contact their class teacher then please use the contacts below:

(Please note: Our teachers are still working to provide provision for critical workers' children but will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible) 



Rec Oak - Mrs Mills

Rec Pear - Miss Haines

Year 1 Oak - Miss Farmer

Year 1 Pear- Miss Dean

Year 2 Oak - Mr Oates

Year 2 Pear- Mrs Atkinson

Year 3 Oak - Mrs Nickless

Year 3 Pear - Miss Malpass

Year 4 Oak - Mr Kane

Year 4 Pear- Mrs Boswell

Year 5 Oak - Mrs Masters

Year 5 Pear - Mr Bowring

Year 6  Oak- Mrs Hackley

Year 6 Pear- Miss Annese


Resources and Activities to help support at home

Maths Activities

Reading and writing activities

25 ideas to do at home


Log on to FIRST NEWS which will take you to the schools page where you can have 6 free weeks on i-hub by giving your e-mail, school's name and postcode.


Please see link below for Worcestershire Help Page.

Let’s spread the word & get it out to everyone that needs help, or can offer it

For useful resources to support  prayer at this time please go the the catholic life page






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