Coronavirus Arrangements

How are we educating students during the national lockdown period?

All lessons will be set using Google Classroom.  Students have been trained to use Google Classroom so they should all know how to log in. 

We are making some changes to the way that we deliver online lessons which we feel will be an improvement. Teachers will follow their normal timetables, logging into Google Classroom and teaching their lessons at the same time as these would have been happening in school. This means that students will be able to have ‘live’ contact with teachers during lessons. This ‘live’ contact could be in the following ways, for example:

  • Teachers may speak to the whole class through the Google Classroom software, starting off the lesson and explaining what the day’s activities will be.

  • Teachers could ask students to submit a ‘google form’ (or questionnaire) to get feedback about a lesson topic and could then interact live with the whole class or individual students through the Google Classroom software to follow up on students’ responses.

  • Teachers may present pre-recorded videos for students to watch which explain new content..

The contact teachers have with students and student feedback can take place in various ways, such as via email, through video conferencing google software (which is built into Google Classroom) or through the ‘chat’ facility. 

We will be monitoring how well students engage with their learning and teachers will be providing feedback to senior staff about this on a weekly basis. If students are not engaging we will let parents know.

The ‘live’ lessons may be difficult for students to follow as there could be occasions where this interferes with the routines of family life. In these situations, students will still be able to complete the work which has been set as for each lesson, teachers will deliver a presentation which gives students all of the information they need as well as the tasks which students need to complete. 

Please see the resources linked further down which give you more information about accessing Google Classroom.

My child has been invited to attend school during the national lockdown period. What are the arrangements for him/her?

Children of key workers and those who may be vulnerable are still able to attend school during the lockdown period. We have written to all families inviting them to take up this place.

Students who are on site will remain in their year group bubbles and we continue to follow our risk assessment procedures. Students will be working on computers in their virtual ‘Google classrooms’ so that they will be completing exactly the same work as their peers.

All students will arrive and depart through Gate B during this period.

Governors' Scrutiny Visit of Northolt High School Covid Risk Assessment

Covid Risk Assessment

Face coverings - letter to families

If your child is attending school, what do you do if someone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms?

If someone in your household has one or more of the symptoms below they may have coronavirus:
  • high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 
Click on the flowchart linked below which explains what you must do next.

Flowchart for parents: What to do if someone has symptoms of COVID-19 (English version)

ਮਾਵਿਆਂ ਲਈ ਫਲੋਚਾਰਟ: ਜੇਵਕਸੇਨ ੰ ਕੋਵ ਡ-19 ਦੇਲੱ ਛਣ ਹੋਣ ਤਾਂ ਕੀ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾ ੇ

والدین کے لیے فلوچارٹ: اگر کسی شخص میں کویڈ 19 ک ی عالمات ہو تو کیا کیا جائے (Urdu)

யாருக்காவது தகாவிட்-19 அறிகுறிகள் இருந்ைால் என்ன செய்ய தவண்டும் என்பது பற்றி சபற்தறாருக்கான வழிகாட்டிக் தகதயட (Tamil)

Jadwalka Waalidiinta: Waxa la sameeynayo haddii qof uu leeyahay calaamadaha COVID-19 (Somali)

Wykres dla rodziców: co zrobić w przypadku pojawienia się objawów COVID-19? (Polish)

مخطط لآلباء: ما عليك فعله إذا ظهرت أعراض فيروس كوفيد-19 على أحد (Arabic)

Remote Learning Resources

Detailed guidance on how parents can support remote student learning can be found here:

Remote Education Provision : Information for parents

Supporting your child’s learning during the extended school closure 

Google Classroom - a quick guide to using Google Classroom

Remote Learning - The Northolt Way

Training video about how to use Google Classroom and Google Meet

Supporting remote learning: Your questions answered

There is also some fantastic advice available on how to support your child's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.  Please click here to go to the parent section of our website for links to external organisations offering advice and support.

If you have any questions about the measures we are taking or our procedures, please contact us by either:

Lockdown and home schooling are tough: where can I get help and advice?

Everyone in our community is facing new challenges and worries that the pandemic and the restrictions on our lives bring.  We all have good days and bad days and it can be tough juggling day-to-day life with supporting your children's physical and mental health.  Sometimes a fresh perspective or practical ideas can be just the help we need so below you will find links to some great ideas and advice from trusted organisations.  If you would like to discuss these or talk about support we may be able to offer your child please do contact us by telephoning the school or emailing