Latest Updates 2020

The Government have indicated that all students will be expected to return to school in September. Documents and letters outlining the plans will be available below.

Please be assured that the safety of our community will be paramount and stringent procedures will be followed.

 

24th September 2020

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Thank you for your continued support regarding all the changed routines and practices in and around the Academy with regards to the pandemic – we are extremely grateful of your support and also feel the whole process has been as successful as it could have possibly been under the difficult circumstances.

 

12th September 2020

At the end of the first full week of school we would like to thank everyone for their high levels of support ensuring all children have been able to return safely to the Academy. The students have been amazing and really accepted very quickly the ‘new way’ the school operates around the Covid-19 Health & Safety measures. As promised, we have been continuously reviewing our practice to ensure everything is working as well as it can be and have made a few changes which will begin on Monday 14th September. These changes are listed below. We will continue to review everything we are doing regarding the pandemic and will keep you updated as things change.

Thank you again for your ongoing support.

 

  • The school day will end for all students at 2.40pm starting Monday 14th September. Students will be escorted to the gates by their class teachers to ensure a safe and calm exit from the school premises.
     
  • Year 9s will now start school at 08.20am along with Year 7s and 11s. This means they will have a form time.
     
  • Year 9s have a new dedicated entrance which is next to the Technology room (walking round towards the back of the school just before Art).
     
  • We are going to trial opening the Bank End Gates every morning along with the Farm Road gates starting next week. The Bank End Gates will be open on Monday 14th September onwards at 08.10am – 08.30am for all year groups. The gate will be locked again at 08.30am. It is important for this arrangement to work that all students keep moving until they arrive at their respective entrance. (These gates will continue to open after school just as they have done since we returned at the start of September).
     

 

1st September 2020 - Face Mask Update

We will always follow the advice provided by the government and Public Health England with regards to the steps we need to take to minimise the risk of COVID-19. The evidence is very clear that transmission within schools is minimal and the steps that we have taken over the summer to prepare for reopening cover everything that is required.

There is currently no requirement for students to wear face coverings within the school as we are not in an area of localised lockdown.  Should students wish to wear them, however, they will be allowed to do so in corridors and communal areas of the school. Students will not be allowed to wear them in classrooms or during lessons as the measures we already have in place with regards to social distancing, cleaning and personal hygiene already provide the greatest benefits against transmission of the virus.

Should they wish to wear them, students are required to provide their own face coverings.

Any face mask worn by students should be appropriate in design (no offensive designs, wording or images). Ideally, we encourage the use of plain, fabric face masks wherever possible, but do understand it may be difficult to buy completely plain dependant on demand in shops/online and what is available so, as long as designs are appropriate, we will allow them. We also ask that if you decide you would like your child(ren) to wear a face mask in the communal areas of school, you also provide them with a small plastic bag to carry in their blazer pocket to store their mask when they are not wearing it in classrooms.

Students should of course wear face coverings on public transport when travelling to and from school.

 

 

30th August 2020 - Welcoming Back All Our Students

Letter to all parents & carers regarding our arrangements to welcome back all our student in September 2020.

Please click here to read our letter: Welcoming our students back to school safely

 

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