Following an evaluation of our school risk assessment, the rise in Covid19 cases in the North East and concerns raised from parents and carers, we have decided to update our risk assessment regarding facemasks and cleaning procedures. Effective from 8th September, or as soon as possible thereafter, the main changes are:
- All pupils, unless agreed with the school due to personal circumstances, must wear facemasks when entering and leaving the grounds, in corridors and in all social areas.
- In classrooms, pupils may wear a face mask if they wish to, but this is optional.
- Workspace cleaning in classrooms will be reduced to once per lesson – when pupils enter the room. This is because we have acknowledged that cleaning of the same desk space is currently being carried out twice within five minutes. All spaces will be thoroughly cleaned at the end of the school day in line with our school cleaning regime.
We appreciate that some parents may not have access to a facemask immediately and so if you cannot provide a facemask for your child, please contact the school and we will provide a temporary mask.
If you do not want your child to wear a mask, please inform the school office and a member of staff will contact you to discuss further.
We will continue to evaluate all Covid19 practices in school and would like to thank Parents/Carers for their support and input so far. Together, we are confident that we can continue to ensure safe working practices for all.
Additional, Previously Available Guidance
To help you as you return/join us after the Summer, we have brought together a few helpful resources for you.
Please take the time to go over these and share them with your friends and parents/carers… If you have any questions afterwards, remember that everything will be explained/discussed on the first day of term (Wednesday 2 September for Year 7 and Thursday 3 September Years 8, 9, 10 & 11) and you can always contact the school via the ‘Contact Us‘ page.
For those joining us this year, there is further information in our ‘Transition Hub‘.