Covid Update - Mr Devenney
Before school returned in September Mr Devenney outlined our COVID-19 protocols and explained that as part of these protocols we had created a timetable that incorporated bubbles and kept year groups as separate as we possibly could.
At that time he also said that we would review the latest guidance and monitor our situation as a school before starting to transition out of some of the measures we had in place. The guidance subsequently has been altered and there is now no longer a requirement for schools to move to bubbles as part of their contingency framework.
As a result, we will move out of year group bubbles from Tuesday 28th September. Student timetables will stay the same i.e. the lesson and subject, however they will have new rooms. Their existing tutor room will also remain the same. These new timetables will be printed off and given to students on Monday 27th September. We will continue to allow Year 7 students a little more time to become more familiar with the location of their lessons, and staff and Sixth Form students will remain available to help guide those who require directions. By moving out of bubbles we will be able to ensure corridors remain supervised fully throughout the day and staff can use their own displays to highlight and celebrate students’ work.
For now our assemblies will remain online and we will continue to not have a breakfast club. Students will continue to be allowed to wear a mask if they feel more comfortable. We will continue to review these measures as we progress through the academic year and we will maintain the 4 control measures:
- Ensure good hygiene for everyone (hand and respiratory)
- Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes
- Keep occupied spaces well ventilated
- Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
We thank all parents for their continued support as we steer our school through these challenging times. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your daughter’s Head of Year in the first instance and they will be happy to assist. We will keep you updated on any further changes and how this move out of bubbles has gone in due course.