One child at Blythdale site has tested positive for Coronavirus. In line with advice and guidance, close contacts of this child are now self-isolating, at home, until Wednesday 14th October (14 days since that child was last in school).
One member of staff has also tested positive for Coronavirus. In line with advice and guidance, close contacts of this member of staff are now self-isolating, at home, until Tuesday 13th October (14 days since that member of staff was last in school). As this is the second case in the same bubble, Bubble 3 is closed until 13th October.
The class affected earlier this week by the case in 11B in Bubble 3 can still return to school next week, as this class is unaffected by the positive case today. Children and staff in 11B can return to school on Tuesday 6th October.
Parents with any queries should phone Blythdale site during usual school hours (01670 352556).
Ashdale site remains fully open as usual.
Blythdale site is open for all other unaffected children.
Anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus should seek a test as soon as possible - A persistent dry cough and/or a fever and/or loss of ability to smell or taste. Further advice is available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell.
Many thanks for your understanding and ongoing support.
The Dales is a specialist primary school with two sites: Blythdale in Blyth and Ashdale in Ashington. We provide for children with a variety of additional needs which may not otherwise be met in a mainstream setting. We cultivate a safe and caring environment where children can thrive and have the opportunity to meet their full potential. Our staff team of highly skilled practitioners work with children in small groups with a high ratio of adults to children and use bespoke interventions and strategies to ensure that learning is both accessible and meaningful.
We hope you find our website useful, but please do not hesitate to contact the office if you require any further information.