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Guidance on Covid related safety measures & staggered start & finish times.

Announcement ‐ 11 Sep 2020

We understand that parents and carers may have concerns about Covid-19 related safety, so we have put together a comprehensive information sheet explaining the measures we are putting in place to keep everyone safe, please click here to read.

Year 11 students are currently revising at home and must be back in school at 8.20am on Monday 30th November for their mock exams.

Year 9 students are self isolating until Wednesday 2nd December.

Please note the staggered start and end of day arrangements for semester 2:

Students in year 7

Arrival time: 8.15am                       enter via the FRONT gate (Shacklewell Lane)

*Students must go straight to their Tutor Room*

Finish time: 3.10pm                        exit via the FRONT gate

Students in year 8

Arrival time: 8.15am                       enter via the BACK gate (Downs Park Road)

*Students must go straight to their Tutor Room*

Finish time: 2.20pm                        exit via the FRONT gate

Students in year 9

Arrival time: 8.45am                       enter via the BACK gate

Finish time: 2.20pm                        exit via the BACK gate

Students in year 10

Arrival time: 8.45am                       enter via the BACK gate

Finish time: 3.10pm                        exit via the BACK gate

Students in year 11

Arrival time: 8.20am                       enter via the FRONT gate

Finish time: 3.10pm                        exit via the BACK gate

Sixth Form

Arrival time: 8.20am                       enter via the SIXTH FORM gate

By implementing different arrangements for each year group we aim to minimise the incidences of students gathering outside the academy before the gates open.

What is the academy doing to keep everyone safe?

  • The wearing of masks is mandatory for all staff and students when inside the academy and not in classrooms
  • Years 7 and 8 are being taught in the same teaching rooms as far as possible to minimize movement around the academy
  • Each year group has a designated area of out outdoor space to avoid mixing year groups
  • Year groups are separated at lunch time
  • Sanitizing stations are available throughout the academy
  • The building closes at 5pm each day for deep cleaning

We do also expect students act responsibly by wearing their masks around the academy and observing good respiratory hygiene.

Thank you for supporting the academy with these measures to ensure that we have as safe an environment as possible for our students and minimise the risk of transmission of this virus.

Returning to school in September - guide for parents, carers & students 

Covid related student absence - quick reference guide for parentsStaff and students are also asked to wear face masks in the corridors when moving around the academy. They will not need to wear them in the classroom or outside.

We do not expect students to wear them in their lessons.

The school cannot provide masks for every student so students must bring their own and carry a spare mask in their school bag. Additional masks are available from student reception for 50p each.

It is incredibly important that everyone plays their part in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus, as such, we would ask that as parents and carers you support that work that the academy is doing by doing the following:

  • Make sure your child brings their own face mask, plus a spare in their bag.
  • Ensure that if anyone in your household shows symptoms of COVID-19, you will not send your child to school, you will self-isolate for 14 days as a family, get tested and inform the academy as soon as possible.
  • Understand that you cannot come on to the academy site without an appointment and adhere to the 1 metre social distancing rules if collecting or dropping off a child.
  • Ensure your child washes their hands before leaving home and on arrival at the academy.
  • Read all emails and text messages sent home and respond promptly if required.
  • Provide up to date emergency contacts details.