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COVID-19: 17th September 2020

 To All Releasing Potential Parents and Carers

Welcome back to the new academic year.
I am writing to provide you with an update on the way the school is responding to any cases of COVID-19 in the school community. At this time we do not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19, but would like to remind you of the appropriate responses should this happen, or should your child develop symptoms.

Firstly, please be vigilant for any of the COVID symptoms in your child or family group. Ensure that children stay at home if they develop symptoms, please inform the school, in order to avoid spreading infection to others using the appropriate direct number to Centre Managers:

If your home address is in West Sussex call Katy Green 07809 410756
If your home is in Hampshire call Wayne Peters 07867 178696

You should also seek advice from the Covid line: 119. The NHS website (see link below) sets out clearly the symptoms of COVID-19, if your child has two or more of these symptoms you should keep them at home. This is the clear guidance we have issued to our staff also.

Children or staff who become unwell at school will be isolated and then sent home. I have included a table on page two of this document which outlines the school’s expected response in the event of members of our school community developing symptoms or being tested positive for COVID-19. Please take a few minutes to read it and then contact us if you have any questions.

It is important to emphasise that, rules and guidelines from central and local government are subject to frequent update and change; our response will need to take account of these developments. Please be aware that we are currently reviewing the way we work with students so as to implement as many infection control ‘bubbles’ within the school as possible.

This may mean that your child’s timetable is altered in the coming weeks; we understand that this may cause concern for you, and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience and/or anxiety the changes may bring. We will let you know as soon as possible how the changes will affect your child.

Thanks as always for your support.

(Dr) Catherine Brennan
Senior Executive Officer, Releasing Potential

To download this letter including the school’s covid response, click here.

Welcome to Releasing Potential School


Some children don’t thrive at mainstream school and struggle to cope in that type of environment. Most of our students will have tried mainstream school and may have been at Pupil Referral Units; neither setting will have worked well for them.

The idea of the Releasing Potential Community is a central one, and includes staff and young people. We work very hard to maintain a warm, caring atmosphere where everyone feels valued and everyone is safe to make mistakes, providing they are honest about them and prepared to learn from them going forward.

Havant School Site:

Releasing Potential School

7 Kingcroft Court





Charity No: 1097440

DfE number: 850-6093

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Releasing Potential School

4 St James' Works

St Pancras


West Sussex

PO19 7NN


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