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Covid Information

The week beginning 7th September will be just 50% of each tutor group in school. The following week the other half of the pupils in each tutor group will be in school. Those pupils not in school for those respective weeks will be continuing with their virtual curriculum, through a combination of online activities and joining in via google classrooms for some of their lessons.

From the week beginning 21st September we are aiming to have all pupils back. All pupils will be following a class based model, so they will be with their form tutor accessing the curriculum supported by specialist teachers. We will have this model in place for the first 7 weeks and will review it before half term and either continue as is, make modifications or return to the ‘normal’ model for the second half term. Days will be shortened to allow for a staggered start for pupils and time for staff to meet as teams before pupils arrive, also building in time each afternoon for teachers and staff to prepare lessons and resources.

We have developed some detailed protocols to maintain as safe an environment as possible for all members of our community. Please read through the documents and contact the school if you have any questions.

 Our aim is to minimise close contact as much as is practical. We have split the school into three 'bubbles'. Our curriculum until half term has been changed to reflect the different circumstances. 

 As the dining hall will not be in use, snack and lunch arrangements have changed. The school will not be able to provide a morning snack, so we ask parents to provide their child with a snack if they choose to do so. Please refer to the documents below for more details regarding snacks and lunches.

 We urge parents to review the healthy eating guidelines in regard to the snacks, drinks and lunches they bring into school. Please note we are a nut free school.

 Until further notice, drinking fountains etc around the school are out of use. Please ensure your child brings in a bottle of water clearly labelled with their name. If your child is bringing in a snack or lunch, please ensure any containers are clearly named. There is no refrigeration of foods possible, so bear this in mind when you are preparing food for your child.

The general government advice for Covid 19 is updated here.

The Guidance for Parents and Staff on the reopening in September 2020 is here.

An outline and rationale of our Recovery Curriculum and a description of "The Phoenix Project" can be viewed on our Curriculum Page.

If you have any questions regarding the arrangements, please contact Patsy Hudson or your child's form tutor. (Form Tutor and teacher contact details are here)

A document outlining our planned provisions in the event of partial or full closures can be downloaded below.