Dear students and parents,
It has been so wonderful seeing even more students on campus this week as we complete our transition process, to ensure we are ready after the half term break to safely welcome students back to formal lessons. This will initially look different for students of different ages, due to their age and also some pragmatic factors, including the size of our learning spaces. It would be fair to say though, that the ‘giddy’ excitement of seeing students on campus and the anticipation of entering Phase 3 of our return back to campus, has been palpable all week.
We have been cautious in our movement towards Phase 3 and have worked very hard with staff, parents and students to ensure we provide the safest possible environment, to mitigate the risks of COVID that still remain. Please refer to our updated risk assessment and Whole School Phase 3 return to campus guidelines for more details, along with the specific Primary and Secondary guidance which has been communicated by Mr. Leahy and Ms. Gradden. The vast majority of parents feel comfortable with sending their children back to school based on our risk assessment and guidelines, but I would like to be explicit, that by doing so, all parents understand and accept the risks that still remain. We have strict protocols in place, should cases emerge in our community and I would, again, urge and insist that all families report to the School Nurse if any member of your household contracts or comes into close contact with someone that has COVID. The nurse will provide guidance, including when your child will be allowed back onto campus.
Have a lovely weekend and half term break, please stay safe and I look forward to seeing everybody as we move into Phase 3!