Covid-19 outbreak | Portsmouth High School

Covid-19 outbreak

A joyful return to school

All year groups at Portsmouth High School returned on Monday 8 March after the third national lockdown. Face to face teaching resumed and many clubs and activities can now be enjoyed by all pupils.

For pupils unable to be in school, Firefly, our Virtual Learning Environment, continues as a central distribution point for remote learning containing links to all the relevant systems students may use and is a central point of contact for school work. For more information on Guided Home Learning at Portsmouth High School, and how it has kept pupil learning on track during the pandemic, please click here.

Covid-19 safety in school

Extensive Covid-19 control measures are in place to protect the safety of children and staff aligned to the latest advice from the government and their official scientific advisers.

The following Covid-19 safety procedures are applied in school which include:

Extra handwashing facilities are situated outside on all sites so pupils can wash their hands as they enter the school gates and throughout the day as they move between lessons

Covid-19 safety signage is located around the school to remind staff and pupils of the importance of social distancing and adhering to one-way systems

Classes are kept in ‘bubbles’ to avoid cross contamination

Alcohol hand gel and antimicrobial surface cleaner is available at multiple points around the school

Extra cleaning rotas ensure all locations of the school are kept clean after use

Staff wear masks in communal areas

Our Covid-19 risk assessment gives a detailed analysis of all the safety procedures in place to keep pupils and staff safe on a daily basis in school:

Whole School Risk Assessment for Covid-19 June 2021