WEEK 24 - Friday 19 March 2021
The end of this week marks a shift in our Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing programme. After carrying out three tests on students in school (a total in excess of 3,000 tests), we now transition to testing at home. On Monday, we will be issuing students with two home testing kits, each containing three tests, which will be sufficient for three weeks of testing.
I have already written to all parents today with more information on this and a copy of this letter can be found here.
Test results should be uploaded to https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and, if a test proves to be positive or invalid, then please notify the school immediately on email@example.com or (01482) 648604.
We would encourage you to support your child with testing; it is greatly appreciated.
These are quite challenging times for students in Year 11 and 13, and their families. As we continue to stay on top of Ofqual and DfE announcements, we will aim to communicate as clearly and quickly as possible. At the moment, our Heads of Department are working on an Assessment Guide which we will be sending home next week. This will include the Assessment #1 timetable and an overview of the nature of each assessment. We hope that this will allow students to focus their preparation over the Easter break.
We continue to be incredibly proud of all of our students and how they have responded to returning back to school. Their resilience and determination to get back to their studies is admirable and I don’t think we will truly appreciate what our children have managed to deal with until long after this Pandemic is over. I am sure you are every bit as proud as we are.
Thank you again for your ongoing support.
Mr V Groak