This page was last updated 29th April 2021

DFE Guidance

Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools (applies until 8 March)

Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance (applies from 8 March)

8th March Government Guidelines

COVID 19 Response – Spring 2021

National Lockdown: Stay at Home – Changes from 8th March

Equality Impact Assessment

Please find below, a copy of the Equality Impact Assessment:

Equality Impact Assessment – The Romero Catholic Academy This has been updated on 27th August. The staff refers to those in TRCA from 1st September 2020.

Lateral Flow Home Testing – Cardinal Wiseman

COVID 19 Home Testing – Letter to parents 17th March

COVID 19 Home Testing – Letter to pupils 17th March

COVID 19 Lateral Flow Testing Privacy Notice

COVID 19 Home Testing – Consent Form

How to self-test at home guidance

Additional Documents

  1. TRCA Test and Trace Policy – updated flowchart 17th June 2021
  2. TRCA COVID 19 Sept 2020 Closure plan (including Remote Education) click here
  3. TRCA Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023 click here
  4. TRCA Operational Plan 2020 – 2021 click here
  5. Each school has an Autumn Arrangement plan detailing the staggered timings and site usage for each year group/ phase as appropriate. You will find it after Section 10 in their Risk Assessment
  6. Health and Safety Agenda here
  7. National Governance Association Guidance here
  8. DfE Guidance on Out of School Setting; Indoor and Outdoor Provision and Education Visits available here
  9. DfE Guidance on Performing Arts available here
  10. Restricting Attendance during National Lockdown – Guidance here
  11. COVID 19 Letter to Parents from the Local Authority 3rd March 2021 here

Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments live versions – last updated 29th April 2021

Please find below, the Risk Assessments for each of the schools within The Romero Catholic Academy. Fortnightly on a Wednesday, the document is reviewed and updated. Each Thursday we upload the reviewed document as a PDF.

Highlighted changes in green are the most current changes made by the school.

TRCA COVID 19 Risk Assessment Cardinal Wiseman inc SST – Live version 6th May 2021

TRCA COVID 19 Risk Assessment Corpus Christi – Live version 18th June 2021

TRCA COVID 19 Risk Assessment Sacred Heart – Live version 3rd March 2021

TRCA COVID 19 Risk Assessment St John Fisher – Live version 5th March 2021

TRCA COVID 19 Risk Assessment Good Shepherd – Live version 25th March 2021

TRCA COVID 19 Risk Assessment Saint Patrick – Live version 5th March 2021

TRCA COVID 19 Risk Assessment Saint Gregory – Live version 4th March 2021

TRCA COVID 19 Risk Assessment SS Peter and Paul – Live version 18th June 2021

Lateral Flow Testing Guidance January 2021


1. Letter sent to staff by Principal

2. Privacy Notice COVID 19 Primary Staff Lateral Flow Testing

3. COVID 19 Test Kit Log

4. COVID 19 Test Results Register Template

5. LFT Poster for staff

6. How to do a rapid COVID-19 Self Test guide

7. Youtube Step by Step guide to COVID 19 Self Testing

8. COVID 19 Self Test Instructions for Use

9. Online Reporting Tool for your COVID 10 Lateral Flow Test Result

10. Book a PCR Test


1. COVID 19 Lateral Flow Testing Privacy Notice

2. COVID 19 Lateral Flow Testing Information for Secondary


NASUWT Letters to Trusts 6th January 2021 here

NASUWT Response to Headteachers July 2020 here

NEU Workplace Checklist for September here

Useful Documents

Unison guidance (received 5th August 2020) click here

Unite GMB Unison NEU checklist for September click here

Training Powerpoints

These will be updated where appropriate for September opening

Refresher GDPR Training slides

Additional Documents

Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Taking off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Video Guide – Putting on and removing PPE safely

NHS Guidance on best way to wash your hands

First Aid Cover during COVID 19 *New*

Accident/Incident Reporting Form

CCC Schools Reopening PPE Guidance 

Cleaning Documents

COVID 19: Cleaning in a non-healthcare setting

HSE Documents

We are using the relevant HSE documentation to enable us to keep our communities safe

HSE Classroom Checklist

HSE Sensible Leadership Management

Public Health Education Guidance

Health and Safety Policy

TRCA Health and Safety Policy

This is the MAC version which is individualised and available on each school’s website.

Useful Videos for children