Parents have received information about the plan for the phased return to school for all students. Please see below a summary of the key information from these letters:

Key information and changes made to the running of the school:

  1. The Government has asked schools to test all students using the Covid19 ‘lateral flow testing’ before they return to school. We will be testing all students (with consent) in advance of them returning to school. This is a challenging task and is why we have put into place a staggered return for all year groups over the course of the week commencing the 8th March during which it is our plan to have all our students back with us from Friday, 12th March.
  2. Students are now required, unless exempt for medical reasons, to wear face coverings at any time when they cannot maintain a safe social distance. This will mean that students will be required to wear face coverings during lesson time as well as in social spaces. We believe that the Department for Education will review this requirement at Easter.


When will my child return to school?­

Year 7

Pre-testing date: Tuesday, 9th March

Students will be invited in for a specific timing slot during the Tuesday. Parents will receive a letter to advise them of this time. Students will attend the Green room for their Covid19 test and then return home on this day

 

Date of return: Wednesday, 10th March

Start time: Students will start at 8:30am and line up in the same place as Autumn, in their usual lines

 

Year 8

Pre-testing date: Thursday, 11th March

Students will be invited in for a specific timing slot during the Thursday. Parents will receive a letter to advise them of this time. Students will attend the Green room for their Covid19 test and then return home on this day

 

Date of return: Friday, 12th March

Start time: Students will start at 8:30am and line up in the same place as Autumn, in their usual lines

 

Year 9

Pre-testing date: Wednesday, 10th March

Students will be invited in for a specific timing slot during the Wednesday. Parents will receive a letter to advise them of this time. Students will attend the Green room for their Covid19 test and then return home on this day

 

Date of return: Thursday, 11th March

Start time: Students will start at 8:30am and line up in the same place as Autumn, in their usual lines

 

Year 10

Pre-testing date: Monday, 8th March

Students will be invited in for a specific timing slot during the Monday. Parents will receive a letter to advise them of this time. Students will attend the Green room for their Covid19 test and then return home on this day

 

Date of return: Tuesday, 9th March

Start time: Students will start at 9:00am and line up in the same place as Autumn, in their usual lines

 

Year 11

Date of return: Monday, 8th March

Start time: A letter will be sent to parents that will share a starting time for their child form group. Year 11 will be tested at this time and then be taken to their base classroom for a session with their tutor and will start their normal timetable from period 3.

 

 

Year 7 -10 Information about the Covid19 Testing programme

The process of testing all students is a logistical challenge for the school. We have a trained, experienced team and we have converted our ‘Green Room’ to enable all students to keep ‘socially distanced’ measures in place while they complete their test. This has worked extremely well as we have been regularly testing all the key worker students and staff who have been on site. 
 
The challenge for us is we need to test a high number of students before they return to the classroom. We are therefore giving all form groups a dedicated time slot to be tested the day before they return to the classroom. This means that we can complete the tests whilst maintaining social distance measures, and it also makes sure that the students first morning back at school is spent with their form tutors focusing on settling them back into, thinking about their wellbeing and making sure that they can start to enjoy their learning back in their classroom.
On the day of their pre-test students should arrive in the Green Room where they will be met by their Form Tutors and Head of Year. Students do not need to wear their uniform on this day, however they do need to bring their face covering to wear. We want to make sure they feel comfortable, and tutors will walk through the process with them as they are shown what to do. To help students know exactly what to expect we will also be talking to them about it in the live assemblies prior to this and sharing with them a video that explains this process.
After completing their test, students should return straight home. The results of the test will be emailed through to parents. 

A negative test results will mean that they are ready for school and we look forward to seeing them the following morning!

If the result is positive then the school will follow up with a call home to support parents.

 

Year 11 Information about the Covid19 Testing programme

The process of testing all students is a logistical challenge for the school. We have a trained, experienced team and we have converted our ‘Green Room’ to enable all students to keep ‘socially distanced’ measures in place while they complete their test. This has worked extremely well as we have been regularly testing all the key worker students and staff who have been on site.

The challenge for us is we need to test a high number of students before they return to the classroom. We are therefore giving all Year 11 form groups a dedicated time slot to be tested. 

Students should arrive at school for this dedicated time, where they will go to complete their test in the Green Room. This will be explained further during the live assemblies next week.

After completing their test, students will go wait for the results in the Blue Box Theatre. The results of the test will also be emailed through to parents. 

A negative test results will mean that they will be sent to their form room
If the result is positive, then the school will follow up with a call home to support parents and send the student home.

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