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Emergency School Closure for All Year 10 Students

posted Mar 16, 2020, 8:47 AM by Mark Giudici
Emergency School Closure for All Year 10 Students
on Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th March 2020
Dear Parent/Carers,

It is with regret that I have to inform you that we are requesting all Year 10 students to
remain at home on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March 2020 .

This is a precautionary measure in case of increased staff absence, following the
Government’s announcement last week.

Any staff shortages would mean that we were unable to adequately supervise students
at the required ratios. This is not a risk I am willing to take. Year 10 have been chosen
because they are old enough to take responsibility for their own learning during time
spent at home. They also have increased access to learning resources using Google

We have had a very small number of staff reporting absent today. None have
confirmed or suspected cases of Coronavirus. Some have minor flu-like symptoms that
the Government are recommending they respond to by self-isolating at home. These
are control measures being used as part of the next phase of the Government Action

At present, there are no plans to extend this measure any further than this week, but of
course, we will keep you updated. Please use the school website and official Twitter
feed to stay up-to-date. We will also be communicating via ParentMail.

Thank you for your continued support. There is information via Public Health England
or our website.

Please contact us if you require any further information. Sorry for any inconvenience

Yours faithfully,

Mr R Trafford