What are the absence procedures for COVID-related situations?

The main symptoms for COVID-19 are detailed on the NHS website.

We are following all the guidance issued by the authorities. The best guide for parents is this one below which explains what to do in a variety of situations.

What are the plans for vaccinating school-aged children?

The UK’s Chief Medical Officers have announced that all 12-15 year olds will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (commonly known just as the Pfizer vaccine) as the next phase of the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.

As part of this programme, vaccinations will be delivered at the school by Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) via their NHS School Health Immunisation Service. This is the NHS team who deliver a range of other vaccinations in the city’s school as part of their regular work. They will be supported by the school nursing service.

You do not need to contact your GP or the NHS to book a vaccine for your 12-15 year old and children do not need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated.

The NHS is encouraging parents and guardians to have a discussion with children as soon as possible about the vaccination so you can make an informed decision.

The local health services have arranged to vaccinate 12-15 year old students at the academy on Monday 1 November and Tuesday 2 November. Please see full details and the eConsent form below.

How does home learning work?

Any students self-isolating and able to study will be asked to follow a programme of home learning via Google Classroom.

What are we doing to keep the academy and its students safe?

The full details are available on our Risk Assessment below.

Students, staff and visitors should regularly and thoroughly wash their hands and/or use the hand sanitising pumps around the academy.

Home testing

The government recommends home testing for everyone twice a week. Students and staff can be provided with home test kits.

For other members of the household, you can get a twice-weekly test:

Testing in the academy’s Asymptomic Test Centre

Students were offered lateral flow tests in school as they returned in September. There are currently no more plans for in-school testing.