Summer Term Letter May 2022

4th May 2022


Dear Parents and Carers,


I’d like to start by thanking you for sending your children back to school promptly, ready to learn and

smartly dressed. We are delighted with how well our pupils have returned for the summer term and

look forward to sharing more of their successes with you for the remainder of the academic year.

In this letter I will outline the current guidance for Covid management in schools and provide you with

some key reminders and other information.


COVID GUIDANCE

Most restrictions and measures have now been lifted by the government following the publication of

their ‘Living with Covid’ strategy.


If your child is unwell with a high temperature or fever, they should remain at home until they are

feeling better and/or their temperature has returned to normal.

If a healthcare professional recommends that your child takes a Covid test, he/she must remain at

home until the results of the test are through. If the test result is negative, your child can return to

school immediately if they are well enough to do so.


Should your child test positive, they should remain at home for an additional 3 days after the test was

taken. If your child is well enough, they can return to school after the 3 days from testing and they do

not need to take another test to be able to return to school.

If a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19, your child should still attend school as

normal.


Please note that in line with government guidance, we will no longer be providing test kits.

In school we will continue to promote good hand hygiene and pupils who wish to continue wearing a

face covering may do so.


UNIFORM

As a school we work hard to ensure our pupils are smartly dressed and represent the image of the

school correctly. Many visitors comment on how smart our pupils are and how they wear the school

uniform with pride.


I would like to remind all parents and carers that we do not allow any piercings other than one small

stud in each ear. Nose studs and rings are not allowed and pupils will be required to remove these if

they arrive at school wearing them. There are no plans to change this policy and I would advise any

parent or carer who is considering allowing their child to have additional piercings to consider the

school’s policy.


ATTENDANCE

Good attendance is crucial to your child’s education. We fully appreciate that Covid has had a

significant impact on attendance and that the previous 2 academic years have been challenging for

pupils and families. Good attendance not only helps children with their academic studies, it also helps

them with their social and life skills and gets them into good routines for employment in later life.


It is expected that pupils now attend school unless they are genuinely unwell or have tested positive

for Covid-19 and are following the procedures outlined above. As a school we are dedicated to

ensuring all pupils achieve a minimum of 95% attendance.Over the coming weeks we will be

contacting parents and carers where their child’s attendance is becoming a persistent concern and

invitations to attendance meetings will be sent out.


KEY DATES FOR THIS TERM

Friday 13th May: Y11 Mass and leaver celebration

Friday 20th May: Y13 Mass and leaver celebration

Friday 1st July: INSET day (school closed to all pupils)

Friday 15th July: Academic review day (pupils at home for remote learning, further details to follow)

Tuesday 19th July: End of term


May I wish everyone a happy and successful summer term.


God Bless


Miss Burrows

Headteacher