Letters from the Headteacher
Welcome Back - November 2020
November 3rd 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
The announcement of the measures for the second national lockdown from Thursday will affect all of our daily lives once again. The government have released their guidance for schools which, in brief, is that we shall continue with our in-school measures to minimise the risk of infection with all the normal functions of a school day. We can all help by ensuring that all students come to school with a mask and a coat. All students have had details of how to stay safe in school. This week has seen students behaving sensibly and sticking to our simple rules of zoning, movement around the school and the wearing of masks.
Here is an extract from the most recent government guidance:
“The Government will continue to prioritise the wellbeing and long-term futures of our young people and will not be closing schools, colleges or universities. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and help working parents and guardians. Senior clinicians still advise that school is the best place for children to be, and so they should continue to go to school. Schools have implemented a range of protective measures to make them safe.
The Prime Minister and Education Secretary have been clear that exams will go ahead next summer, as they are the fairest and most accurate way to measure a pupil’s attainment. We therefore need to keep schools and colleges open so that children are able to keep progressing towards exams and the next stage of education or employment. Students now have more time to prepare for their exams next year, as most AS, A levels and GCSEs will be held 3 weeks later to help address the disruption caused by the pandemic.”
If you have a suspected or confirmed COVID case in your household you must follow the respective government guidelines and inform us of the situation. We thank all those families that have done this and acted correctly to prevent cases coming into school.
You must be rest assured that we are doing all we can in school to maintain as much normality as possible. It is normal to be worried about this new phase but we will prevail if we all work together and understand that everyone is affected and everyone can help.
Dr M Fox
Interim Deputy Headteacher
Posted at 13:03 on 3rd Nov 2020 Back