From Monday 17, May students will no longer be required to wear face masks within the Academy, in line with the most recent announcements on changes to Covid-19 restrictions in England.
Up until this time, students are still required to wear them throughout the Academy, unless exempt.
New guidance on the use of face masks within the Academy come into force on Monday 17, May, namely that students will not be required to wear them whilst at school.
Up until this date, students are still required to wear them in both communal areas and within the classroom.
See below for the most up-to-date information published by the Department for Education;
All staff will be required to wear a face mask/covering in corridors and within the classroom, where social distancing can not be maintained.
All students, other than those who have a medical exemption card provided by Mrs Hart or Mrs Bell, MUST wear a face mask in corridors, communal areas and during lessons where social distancing can not be maintained.
All students are encouraged to have their own pocket sanitiser.
HEALTH AND SAFETY SYSTEMS
Existing safety procedures:
We will continue to adhere to the systems we have already implemented across the Academy, including:
Year group 'bubbles' which have staggered end times and use different entrances to the building;
Carefully organised timetables to ensure 'bubbles' do not come into contact with each other;
KS3 classroom bases for all Year 7 and 8 students to avoid them having to move around the building;
Designated resources for 'bubbles';
Designated toilets for 'bubbles';
Sanitiser available in all classrooms and around the Academy;
No parent/carer visits are permitted before 15:00.
All visitors must wear face masks/coverings whilst onsite;
Practical lessons are beginning to be re-introduced across the curriculum;
If you have any concerns regarding our COVID-19 procedures, please contact the Academy to discuss them.
COVID-19 RELATED ABSENCE
Should my child be in school?
Below is a COVID-19 quick reference guide for parents. Please check it carefully before ringing the Academy to inform us of your/ your child's situation.
Download a copy of our guide HERE.
POSITIVE LATERAL FLOW
My CHILD has a positive lateral flow result
Book a PCR test as soon as possible
Isolate until you receive the result
Inform the Academy of your child's status
We have a positive lateral flow result WITHIN THE HOUSEHOLD
Book a PCR test for that individual as soon as possible
Your whole household should isolate until you receive the result
Inform the Academy of your child's absence
Your child can return to the Academy following the negative PCR result / a 10 day isolation period (with no symptoms)/ 10 days after developing their own symptoms and having a confirmatory PCR test.
Public Health England letter
Public Health England have produced a letter for parents/carers which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are.
Click HERE to view.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
If your child is entitled to a free school meal and are required to self-isolate in line with Government regulations, you MUST complete the form found HERE.
Please complete the form for each child in your household who is entitled and self-isolating.
LEARNING FROM HOME
Students will be expected to continue to learn at home and continue to make progress as they would if they were able to attend the Academy.
If your child is required to isolate but well enough to continue learning, they are expected to complete the work set/ follow live lessons, as directed by their teachers. View our guide below for an over-view of home learning. You can also download this HERE.
You can also find support information on our ISOLATION BLENDED LEARNING (LEARNING FROM HOME) page.