The safety of our children, their families and our staff remains our number one priority.
As the country moves to Step 4 of the roadmap, the government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. This marks a new phase in the government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk. As COVID-19 becomes a virus that we learn to live with, there is now an imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education - particularly given that the direct clinical risks to children are extremely low, and every adult has been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for two doses by mid-September.
Mixing and bubbles: At Step 4 it is no longer recommend that it is necessary to keep children in consistent groups (‘bubbles’). This means that bubbles will not need to be used in the academy from the autumn term.
From 19 July, the government is removing the requirement to wear face coverings in law but expects and recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where you may come into contact with people you don't normally meet.
Control measures: Please be assured we will be keeping a number of control measures in place. This includes ensuring good hygiene for everyone, maintaining our additional cleaning regimes, keeping spaces well ventilated and following public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19. Staff will continue with the programme of twice weekly asymptomatic testing. We will continue to provide a remote learning offer for any pupil requiring to self isolate.
Our Operating procedures & risk assessments
Click here to view our Risk Assessment 19.7 Phase 4 Covid-19 (September 2021)
Click here to view our COVID-19 Revised Operating Procedures V2.8 (April 2021)
Click here to view our COVID-19 Revised Operating Procedures V2.7 (March 2021)
Click here to view our Risk Assessment 19.6 Reopening Academies COVID-19 (March 2021)
Click here to view our Risk Assessment 19.1 Key Worker Provision COVID-19 BCA site (Jan 2021)
Government guidance for schools
Click here to view a copy of the government Schools Covid-19 operational guidance (updated 19 July 2021)
Click here to view a copy of the Schools coronavirus operational guidance (February 2021)
Click here to view a copy of the government guidance Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools (Jan 2021)
Click here to view a simple guide for parents as to whether or not they should send their child to school in the event of their child or anyone in their household feeling unwell or having Covid symptoms