Covid-19 Information

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27th November 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am writing to give you an update on the Covid-19 situation at the Academy.

As things stand we are expecting to be fully open to all year groups from Monday morning as staffing levels will have returned to normal levels. This means that all pupils who are well and able to attend school should do so. I am sure you appreciate that the pandemic can be and is a fast moving situation so if this changes parents will be notified immediately.

If pupils have symptoms of Covid-19, live with somebody who has symptoms, has tested positive for Covid-19 or is a close contact of a positive case of covid-19 then they should not attend and follow the national guidelines on self-isolation.

As Nottingham is moving into tier 3 ‘Very High Alert’ from December 2nd when the national lockdown ends, face coverings in school remain mandatory for all members of the community of year 7 age and above. I would like to thank parents for your continued support in sending children with face coverings. Our rules regarding face coverings are simple and clear:

Students must wear face coverings when;

  • Entering and exiting the building;
  • In corridors at any time for any reason;
  • In communal areas such as the canteen and are not eating or drinking;
  • In PE changing rooms; and,
  • In some predesignated teaching spaces.

If a pupil fails to comply with these simple rules then they will be issued with a 30 minute detention. If a pupil argues against this then the sanction will be increased to a one hour detention and if they persistently fail to follow the guidance they will receive a more serious sanction which could include an exclusion for failing to follow health and safety guidance.

We are aware that some of our pupils are medically exempt from wearing face coverings. These students have all been issued with exemption lanyards so they are not challenged by members of staff. These pupils are expected to have the lanyards clearly visible in the areas where face coverings should be worn and they are subject to the same expectations as all others.

I would like to thank you for your continued support at this unprecedented time and again ask you not to comment or speculate on social media and if you have specific questions contact the academy directly as questions posted on social media will not be answered.

Yours faithfully,

Martyn Jobling

Head of School