Following new Government measures and advice issued yesterday evening, we have seen an increase in staff absence today. At the time of writing we have no confirmed cases of Coronavirus amongst staff or learners, but a significant number of staff are absent due to Government advice for ‘at risk’ groups and self-isolation.
Therefore, we have taken the decision to implement a partial closure of the School on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March to Years 8 and 9. The School remains open to Year 7, 10, 11 and the Sixth Form. We will continue to assess the staffing situation and update parents about arrangements for Friday 20th and beyond as soon as possible. If you are an NHS key worker and this partial closure would result in you not being able to attend work, please call the school reception.
We appreciate the disruption this may cause to families and the education of our young people. However, we are sure you will understand these are exceptional circumstances. These measures will enable the school to continue functioning with safe staffing for those learners who are present.
In addition, there may be further government advice on this during the week, in which case we will respond accordingly.
We will communicate no later than Thursday with further plans for Friday and next week.
Accessing Work Online – Year 8 and Year 9
Resources for year 8 and 9 pupils to work on over the next two days are available here.