A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in January 2020.
The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 to 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.
The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
difficulty in breathing
Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have been reported in children.
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres or less) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.
Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes (termed respiratory secretions) containing the virus are most likely to be the most important means of transmission.
There are 2 routes by which people could become infected:
There is currently no good evidence that people who do not have symptoms are infectious to others.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Face masks for the general public, pupils or students, or staff are not recommended to protect from infection, as there is no evidence of benefit from their use outside healthcare environments.
People who have returned from Hubei Province, including Wuhan, in the last 14 days should self-isolate. This includes avoiding attending an education setting or work until 14 days after they leave Hubei Province.
People who have returned from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Iran and Italy in the last 14 days, are advised to stay at home if they develop symptoms.
All other pupils or students and staff should continue to attend school unless advised not to by public health officials.
Here at ITS we work closely with parents to make sure clear lines of communication are created and maintained. We want all parents to feel informed and fully involved in their child’s learning journey here at ITS.
Our aim is to provide you with enough relevant, interesting and useful information to help you to make the best learning choices for your child.
How ITS works with parents
Here at ITS we want to make sure your child excels. Our tuition modules are designed so that parents can support their child. We do this in a number of ways:
The Programme: This course covers basic principles in English and Maths to prepare for the 11+ and SATs Examinations at a more gradual pace.
Who is it for?: Year 3 students (7 to 8 years)
The Programme: The course further consolidates English and Maths principles in preparation for a full one year 11+ and SATs course in Year 5.
Who is it for?: Year 4 students (8 to 9 years)
The Programme: The course prepares children in English and Maths for the 11+ examinations usually set by selective secondary and grammar schools in the UK. The course is also suitable for children preparing for the SATs examination at year 6.
Who is it for? : Year 5 students (9 to 10 years).
The Programme: The course prepares children in English and Maths for the 11+ examinations usually set by selective secondary and grammar schools in the UK. This is an intensive course for students who have missedthe start of the earlier course but still wish to join later in the year. The course is also suitable for children preparing for SATs examinations in year 6.
Who is it for?: Year 5 students (9 to 10 years).
Homework is set, it reinforces the learning message and is a useful way for tutors to ensure that your child is getting the most out of their tuition.
Attendance and absence are monitored in a consistent way and we expect children to attend their tuition programme to mantain good grades
Each individual child is continually monitored by their tutor to help and support their learning. You will receive regular reports on your child’s progress.
Please view our up and coming information on the schools schedule
It you would like to apply for a posistion in our school please submit our application form