Coronavirus: advice & home learning
Monday 21 September 2020, 10.30am
The following message has been sent to our parents and carers.
Dear parents/carers of [STUDENTFNAME]
I want to let you know that we have had a student test positive for COVID-19.
We have taken advice from the DfE and have sent home all students who had proximity contact or direct contact with the individual, and they will self-isolate for 14 days. We have contacted the parents and carers of these students directly.
Please be aware that this is a precautionary measure only.
The academy remains open for all other students.
We will continue to undertake a thorough deep-clean of the academy each evening and continue to feel confident about the steps we have taken to protect students and staff. The Department for Education has instructed the academy that any siblings you have in different year groups/bubbles can continue to attend the academy unless anyone in your household group develops CoViD 19 symptoms.
Our plans for re-opening in September
On 16 July 2020 we sent a long letter to parents and carers with detailed plans for re-opening in September. Please find a copy of the letter here.
A full risk assessment has been carried out which is available for you to download as a PDF file.
On Tuesday 25 August the Government announced that face masks or face coverings “should be worn by adults and pupils in secondary schools when moving around the school, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain”. They have confirmed that face coverings are not necessary in classrooms.
As a result of this new guidance, we will be asking all students to wear face masks in the academy when they return next week when they are moving around the building, where social distancing is more difficult to do, this includes : moving to lessons, going to break and lunch and entering/exiting the academy .Our staff will support them to understand expectations surrounding the face covering, when and where these should be worn. We are asking for students to bring their own face covering into school, ensuring it is looked after and kept clean. We will continue to follow government and trust guidance and when this changes we will of course communicate this to you and students. Thank you for all your support and patience with this.
The government’s key health message
- stay at home as much as possible
- work from home if you can
- limit contact with other people
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Transition information for students moving to secondary school in September
During the summer term we usually welcome those Year 6 pupils who are joining us in September for our transition programme. Due to school closures that is not possible this year, so we have created our Transition site at transition.cam.coop to provide all the information you need to get ready for the move to secondary school.
Further information for parents and carers
You can get in touch by calling reception (0161 795 3005), sending a My Ed message or messaging us on our Twitter and Facebook pages. There is an emergency number which will be picked up by our safeguarding team (07973 799103).
Please contact us if you are not receiving these letters by text or My Ed.