We welcome the good news that we have long been waiting for; schools will be returning to face-to-face teaching from Monday 8th March. As you would expect there is a little bit more detail behind this headline and the details are contained within these links:

Guidance for Parents and Carers during the Covid outbreak
Guidance for asymptomatic testing in schools
Guidance for face masks in school

I must highlight that the return of pupils is from 8th March and not necessarily on 8th March. This is because before pupils can return to face to face teaching, there is an expectation that they are tested at least once. Once a child has had a negative test they can begin lessons. Following this, pupils will be tested twice again. In order to achieve this we will need consent forms and to undertake a significant number of tests each day starting from the 8th March. To support pupils and parents who have concerns on what the test looks like and how we plan to administer them, please click here for more details. We will only be able to manage this with a staggered start to face-to-face teaching. We will endeavour to continue to provide the best remote teaching whilst testing and we will balance the needs of continuing learning, with getting pupils back into school as soon as is safe to do so. I am sure you can imagine that this presents us with huge logistical issues to overcome. We will, however, manage these with your help and it will undoubtedly make our community safer for everyone. 

Our plans can be seen below and differ from year group to year group. To support parents, we have written to each year group setting out their individual requirements. An overview document and individual year group letters are below:

 

Monday 8th March

Tuesday 9th March

Wednesday 10th March

Thursday 11th March

Friday 12th March

COVID-19 Test

Year 11 (1st)
Year 8 (1st)

Year 9 (1st)

Year 10 (1st)

Year 7 (1st)

Year 11 (2nd)
Year 8 (2nd)

In school

 

 

Year 11 – Period 1 Form Time
Year 8 – Period 1 Form Time

Year 9 – Period 1 Form Time
Year 11 – normal lessons
Year 8 – normal lessons

Year 10 – Period 1 Form Time
Year 11 – normal lessons
Year 9– normal lessons
Year 8– normal lessons

Year 7 – Period 1 Form Time
All other year groups in normal lessons

Live Lessons

Year 10
Year 9
Year 7

Year 10
Year 7

Year 7

 

 

Return to School - March 2021

When students come back from 9th March many of the control measures that were put in place in September will still be relevant now.  We will continue to have staggered start times, breaks, lunches and finish times. This will begin again on Monday 8th March. To remind you of these timings, they can be found below. Students will continue to be in year group bubbles and have their year group allocated areas and entrance and exit points. Students must ensure that they keep 2 metres away from people where possible and wash their hands regularly, using the sanitizing equipment provided in every faculty area. One of the biggest differences from earlier is that until Easter, students are expected to wear face coverings in classrooms as well as corridors and other indoor communal areas. 


Thank you for your continued support.

 

Year

Room Base

Entrance Point

Start/Finish

Reg

Break/Lunch

Breakout area

7

8,9,10,11,15,Mu

Canopy – School Hall

8.45 - 3.00

am

Early

Chapel Yard

8

17,21,22,23,24, Dm

Canopy – School Hall

9.05 - 3.15

pm

Late

Chapel Yard

9

1,2,18,20,F1,F2

PE Corridor

Technology

9.05 - 3.15

pm

Late

Tennis Courts

PingPong area

10

4,5,6,7,16,13

Technology

8.45 - 3.00

am

Early

Tennis Courts

PingPong area

11

L3,L4,L5,12,14,ILZ

Canopy – History

9.05 - 3.15

pm

Late

ELC

Sports College