Covid Update 9th November 2020

Dear Families,

 I hope this email finds you and your family in good health. I write to you primarily to explain that we will be moving to online provision for Year 10 for the remainder of this week in the first instance. This means, starting on Tuesday 10th November, all students in Year 10 will remain at home and complete their work via Show My Homework instead of coming into school. To explain this decision – we have had to isolate a large proportion of the Year 10 cohort today after a small number of students in that Year Group reported positive test results today. Moreover, we have a number of staff unable to attend the workplace which has impacted our ability operate fully for all students and preserve the safety and integrity of our provision. I apologise for the short notice but I’m sure you can appreciate that much of the information around staffing and student numbers has developed throughout today.  

 We will continue to monitor the situation throughout this week and will return to face to face provision if capacity improves later in the week. Please check your emails and the website for updates later in the week. If we are unable to re-open for Year 10 this week, we will review the situation ahead for the weekend to provide an update for Monday 16th November. Years 7, 8, 9, 11 and Sixth Form will continue as normal throughout this week.

 I would like to say thank you again for your understanding with this and for working with us around the provision of face coverings. Year 8 & 9 have adjusted well today alongside the now established routine in other Year Groups.

 I will ask that families continue to keep us informed of test results through our Covid alert email ( ) so we can keep our records and register up to date and continue working with Public Health England in tracking cases throughout the community. Can I also ask for you vigilance – it is vital that your child does not come to school if they are displaying symptoms of Covid, if they are living with someone displaying symptoms, if they are awaiting a test, if they are living with someone who is awaiting a test or living with someone who has tested positive. All of these circumstances mean they have to stay at home to preserve the safety of the rest of our community.

 We are all living in unprecedented times that are providing almost daily challenges for us. Please stay safe and take care of each other.

 Best wishes,

 Scott Doyle