During the half term break the government made some changes to the guidance around COVID.
With immediate effect, the government has removed the guidance for staff and students in most educational settings to undertake twice-weekly asymptomatic testing. Students who are unwell with COVID symptoms should use any remaining tests to verify if they are positive or not and we encourage anyone who tests positive to keep the school informed.
From Thursday 24 February, the government has removed the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test. However, adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least five full days and then continue to follow the isolation guidance until they have received two negative test results on consecutive days or have completed 10 days of isolation (whichever comes first) before returning to school. As a school we fully support this guidance and expect that where students are absent with COVID but well enough to do so, they will continue to work from home and join live lessons via Google Classroom.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s Achievement Leader or Assistant Achievement Leader.
Mr S Huntington and Mr M Jones
Executive Principal and Senior Vice Principal