CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES -
NEW LOCKDOWN IN ENGLAND - 00:01 WEDNESDAY 06 JAN 2021
The Academy has been instructed to close to all but the children of Key Workers and those who require extra support.
Masks are now mandatory for all year groups when moving around the Academy, in line with government regulations.
Those that believe they/ their child are medically exempt must speak with Mrs Bell (Medical Needs Officer) or Mrs Hart (SENDCO).
The whole of England entered new lock down measures on Thursday 5th November. These restrictions will be in place until Wednesday 2nd December, 23:59.
With these new restrictions being placed through out England, and the number of cases rising across the country it is now mandatory for children 11+ to wear a face mask in communal areas of a school setting.
All staff will be required to wear a face mask/covering in corridors;
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 and in communal areas (i.e. at breaks and lunch when not eating);
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 start/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;
► You will be able to view our full COVID-19 Risk Assessment HERE once our updates have been approved by our Governing Body. This will be added as soon as possible.
► View our Face Masks Policy HERE.
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.
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 for children required to self-isolate
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.