Following the latest advice sent out by Mr Walton this morning, we have made a number of decisions around upcoming events.
Year 9 Parent’s Evening will be postponed from this Wednesday evening until a provisional date of Wednesday 3rd June (a further communication to Year 9 parents will follow). Year 7 Parent’s Evening will be moved from Thursday 2nd April to Thursday 11th June.
In addition to the above, all school trips and sports fixtures scheduled for the remainder of this term will be cancelled. No new trips or activities involving travel and large groups will be planned for the remainder of the academic year. We are in discussions with tour operators and the Local Authority about cancelling all overseas trips planned for this academic year. We will contact those families affected separately.
We will for the present continue to run after school activities, whether they involve intervention support, additional support, sports or other enrichment activities. These are an extension of the existing school day and do not involve travel.
We will continue to prepare students for public examinations in line with the published dates. Should there be any changes to the schedule we will contact families immediately.
I hope you will understand that we may face a number of challenges in the coming weeks, not least the absence of a number of staff who may be self-isolating in line with the latest Public Health England guidance. We will judge the impact, make appropriate adjustments and hope that you will continue to support our efforts to ensure that none of our students are disadvantaged as a consequence of current events.
Mr M Kiely