URGENT COVID Update
The situation is better than expected. Since we received a positive test result for one Year 10 pupil on Friday 18th September we have had no further positive results from pupils or staff. This is very good news. Also, the number of positive tests in our local area has reduced. Whilst I do not think this is the end of the emergency, it does look like we can return to normal teaching for the next few weeks up until half-term.
As a result Year 10 are being asked to return on Monday 26th September at normal time. We will enforce stricter separation of Year 10 and Year 11 at Lock Keepers.
Also as the risk of infection has diminished in our local area I am keen to maintain teaching in school as much as possible. So we will be asking Year 7, 8 and 9 to return to The Clock Mill for normal lessons from Monday as well.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely but we hope we can make it to half-term with normal teaching in place.
The contingency plan has been revised to recognise this new situation. Please read this and make sure you understand how it will affect your child.
I will update this page frequently following a daily SLT briefing with any further changes to our operating approach. Any further, positive test cases will be made clear and reported without identifying the child / staff member concerned. Any close contacts will be informed directly and asked to follow the guidelines in terms of testing and isolation.
Our main concern is to keep the school operation whilst ensuring we minimize the risk of transmission of the disease. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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