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Posted on March 5th 2021
Thank you for your support in keeping everyone safe by consenting to the lateral flow tests; I really appreciate your support in keeping the Academy as safe as possible.
Many key systems and processes will stay exactly the same as they were in the autumn term. Year group bubbles, routines for social distancing and hygiene around hand-washing and nightly cleaning of our premises and equipment will not be changing. We have all got used to these measures and know they go a long way towards keeping everyone as safe and protected as possible.
In line with new government guidance, there are two significant and important new initiatives that we need your support with:
· Students will wear face coverings when they are inside the academy building. There are legitimate reasons for a small number of pupils to be exempt from this, but otherwise we will be expecting all pupils to wear face coverings. This is for the greater good of the health of each other and we hope everyone will play their part. Exemption cards can only be issued by Miss Pocock (Years 7 & 8) and Mr James (Year 9).
· Students will complete two more lateral flow tests in the academy and I will write to you next week about the process for home testing which will begin from the week of the 15th March.
Please spend time going through the student protocols with your child before they return. You can find the link here
A full copy of our risk assessment can be found on our website in the COVID-19 section.
We have lots of different opportunities and activities planned for the students for the rest of this term and can’t wait to see them back. We know that the experience of lockdown has affected everyone in very different ways and we will ensure everyone is very well supported. If your child is anxious about returning, please do not hesitate to get in touch with their house tutor so we can keep an extra eye on them as they settle back in.
My warmest wishes for a lovely weekend.