Dear Parents and Carers,

As we come to the end of this term, can I please again thank everyone for their support. I
recognise how challenging this has been for all our families and children. We are very much hoping that things will continue to improve and the intention is that the school will be fully open to all pupils after the Easter break.

We have received additional guidance regarding lateral flow testing over the holidays and the
expectation is that both staff and students (who are participating) continue to test twice
weekly (Sunday and Wednesday). Can I please remind parents that test results must be
recorded on the NHS site and also now directly to school. The link can be found on our website.

Can I also remind parents that over the school holiday, the school will be required to be on call
to track and trace should there be any cases of COVID during half term. For the first six days
after teaching ends, if a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus having
developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school, the school has been asked to assist
in identifying close contacts and advising self-isolation, as the individual may have been
infectious while they were in school.

The guidance says that, where a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus, having
developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should not be
contacted. In this instance, parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions
provided by NHS Test and Trace.

Should you need to contact the school to inform us of a positive COVID test, then you
should email myself at up until 7th April.

We will be saying goodbye to 2 members of staff at the end of this term. Mr Shaun Mcgreal,
Premises Manager and Mrs Sally Humphrey, Transition Manager, are both retiring. Shaun
has been at the school for 27 years and Sally 19 years. Both will be very much missed by
everyone in the school community. We welcome Mr Simon Tooley who will be replacing
Shaun and Mrs Helen Cockburn who will be replacing Sally.

There will be some changes regarding Maths in the Secondary Department as Mrs Horrod is
taking a sabbatical in the summer term. Mrs Horrod’s teaching will be covered internally.
Mrs Horrod will be returning at the beginning of the Autumn Term.

A final reminder that Thursday is our last day of term. This will be a non-uniform, with a
voluntary donation of £1 and the money raised will go to Comic Relief.

I hope that everyone has a lovely and restful Easter break.

With very best wishes

Helen Ball

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