The new academic year begins for students on Thursday, 3 September 2020 for all students.
In light of the updated Government advice, we will be making several changes to our practices to ensure the safety of our staff and students. The main changes are summarised below, please read them carefully. Students will be taken through all the changes on the first two days back where they will be with their form tutor for the full day.
This is a constantly changing situation and if the guidance changes or things look better or worse nationally, things could change from the below. We will let you know if there are any changes.
It is the intention to form two Year Group Bubbles: Year 7 and Year 8. We are forming Year Group Bubbles so that if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or we are directed by Public Health England or NHS Track and Trace to put students into isolation it will only affect a single student bubble.
Bubbles require us to reduce the contact between students wherever possible. This includes start and end of the day, moving round the Academy, breaks and lunchtimes. We also are restricting students to areas of the school as follows.
- The Year 7 bubble will consist of the Year 7 corridor and L4L classrooms, ground floor toilets and small library.
- The Year 8 bubble will consist of the Year 8 corridor and classrooms and the first floor toilets.
- All other areas are to be considered shared spaces and will be outlined below.
As per the guidance, staff are permitted to move between bubbles but will practice social distancing between staff and students.