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Partial Closure

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have been advised of a further confirmed case of COVID-19 within the college community today and have updated our Risk Assessment. As a result, a substantial number of staff (including teachers, support staff and members of the Administration Team) must self-isolate for 14 days.

In order to maintain Covid-19 secure provision we are unable to remain open to all year groups from Tuesday 20th October until the end of the day Monday 2nd November.

Below is a summary of provision for each year group with immediate effect:

Years 7 and 11: Students will continue to attend their full timetable, on-site and must continue to attend each day as normal.

Years 8, 9 and 10: Students will continue their learning remotely, at home utilising Microsoft Teams. They must log in by 9am each day and access their provision as specified below.

The rationale for remaining open to students in Years 7 and 11 is based on the availability of staffing.

Remote Learning

Years 8 and 9: Live lessons will be streamed on Microsoft Teams in English, Maths and Science. Assignments will be set for all other subjects.

Year 10: Lessons in all subjects studied will be streamed live on Microsoft Teams.

Please note that the college will be fully closed as planned during the autumn half term week from Monday 26th – Friday 30th October inclusive.

We will re-open to students in Years 7 and 11 on Monday 2nd November and will welcome all remaining students, in Years 8, 9 and 10, on Tuesday 3rd November.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure parents that comprehensive proximity tracing has identified a relatively small group of students who must also self-isolate as a precautionary measure. These parents will be notified on an individual basis by letter.

We will be offering on-site provision for some of our most vulnerable students in Years 8 to 10 and will contact these families directly.

Further updates will be issued via the college website and MyEd.

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation during these highly challenging circumstances.

Yours Sincerely

Mr G R Potts DL



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