15th December 2021
A few quick reminders before a final message on Friday.
Start of Term:
A reminder that the start of term is delayed by a day to allow us to conduct onsite LFD tests for those families that want it, and also for as many saliva test results to be returned as possible. See my parent update from the 3rd December with details which can be found here: Parent Update 3rd December 2021. There are lots of useful dates in it for every year group too.
There has been a clear increase in the numbers of pupils completing saliva tests in the last few weeks. This is really great! Keep going! There is a newsletter from the saliva testing programme attached. Case numbers remain low as we reach the end of term which we are very grateful for. The new variant Omicron is easily picked up with the saliva tests.
We have been informed by the NHS that there will be a second round of COVID Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds on site on the 11th January. Pupils in that age bracket will be able to get their second vaccination on that day (or their first if they have not yet had one). There will be a letter coming home both electronically and also on paper before the end of term. Be aware that the consent form needs to be signed within a week of the vaccination, so don't date the consent form until the 5th January.
Year 9 KS4 Curriculum Evening Wednesday 26th January 2022 6-8pm
We have decided that, with the increasing concerns around the new Omicron variant, the evening will be online again this year as it was last year. It was found to be quite successful in this format last year. You can see the information from last year on the following link, and it will be updated ready for the 26th January. However, much of it is still relevant. KS4 Curriculum Evening Information 2021
COVID-19 Information in different languages
Information on how to conduct tests and about the vaccine can be found with the following links.
Empowering Parents Empowering Communities
We have been informed about a course that parents might find useful. The leaflet for the "Living with Teenagers" course is attached.
Mental Health in Schools
Our partnership with the Mental Health in Schools Trust continues and we are delighted to have Chrissy Chard with us as our Education Mental Health Practitioner. The latest newsletter from MHST is here: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/664231666/
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