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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

What Safety Measures Are in Place?

We have followed government guidance in assessing and mitigating risks at our school, based on the system of controls set out in the guidance document. 



  1. Ventilation – classrooms and learning spaces are kept well-ventilated with windows open.
  2. Hygiene – we continue to provide facilities for children and adults to regularly wash or sanitise their hands. We encourage everyone to use tissues when they sneeze of cough and dispose of them immediately. 
  3. Cleaning – we have an enhanced programme of cleaning in place so that frequently touched surfaces are cleaned throughout the day.
  4. Testing, Track and Trace – our staff take regular lateral flow tests to lower the risk of asymptomatic spread of Covid. Anyone with symptoms of Covid stay at home until tested and, if positive, remain at home for 10 days


It is no longer a requirement for face coverings to be worn by adults, so this will now be a personal choice. However, we will continue to use these in smaller spaces.

All of our safety measures are subject to change, depending on the case numbers.