For information about how we are keeping our staff and our children safe during the Covid-19 crisis, please see our Covid-19 Trust Support page

Covid-19 Trust Support

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A message from our CEO, Simon Bramwell

The safe return to school and to education is a key priority for us all. As you know, schools have not
been closed since the lockdown started and through the last nine weeks, including holidays and bank
holidays, our Vantage schools have provided education and care for every child of a key worker,
vulnerable child and every child with an EHCP who wanted it. In addition, we have provided
weekly on-line education as well as packs for parents without internet access. I am proud of all of
our staff who have continued to work through the peak of the outbreak with good humour and care
for their pupils and thankful for the cooperation for parents and carers across our school communities.

Take care and keep safe.

Simon Bramwell OBE

Chief Executive Officer, Vantage Academy Trust

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The safety and security of our schools is of paramount concern to the Trust during this uncertain time, when our duty of care to our children and employees is our first priority. We are committed to ensuring that our pupils and staff returning to school feel safe in their learning environments; this page contains more details on our plans to reopen, communications to parents and general advice about tackling a variety of issues brought about by the current situation.

If you would like to speak to a member of the trust central team about any concerns you may have, please email questions@vantageacademies.co.uk, see our contact page for more details.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

The latest official guidance can be found using the links below:

See the NHS website for more details on what to do if your child shows symptoms of Coronavirus.

The main symptoms of Coronavirus listed on the NHS website are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

NHS advice it to use the 111 online Coronavirus service if your child is 5 or over. Call 111 if they’re under 5. Further advice on what do to if your child seems very unwell can be found on the NHS webpage linked above.