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Posted: 28/01/2022

Letter to Parents 28th January



January 28th 2022


Dear Parents / Guardians

Thank you for all your support of your children and us this week. This week, we have been proud of how students have worked well in class and supported each other in their learning.  We have also continued to emphasise to students the importance of submitting their ‘personal best’ class- and homework assignments, as well as simply enjoying being in school with their friends.


Today, we have run our third ‘Family Friday’ session in Daily Tutor Time with students and teachers working together on techniques to support and promote ‘Sleep.’ Through these weekly sessions, we wish to give students strategies and techniques to promote personal well-being.


Teachers are currently offering nearly 40 lunchtime clubs over the school week, and we would like all students to sign up for one club: Lunchtime Clubs 2021 / 2022


Please also encourage your daughter or son to choose a book from our Digital Library

and read for 20 minutes each day.


We would like to remind you that students will be learning remotely on Friday, February 11th with work set in Google Classroom for all students. Students should stick to their normal timetable and work on those tasks through the day and submit all work at the end of the day. Teachers will also set Homework Assignments in Google Classroom as per the Homework Timetable. No live online lessons will take place with teachers. No student should attend school on Friday, February 11th.


Since we returned in January we have had 124 students and 11 members of staff test positive for COVID-19: - 39 students and 4 more staff members since last Friday. Many of the students have been asymptomatic and identified by in school or home testing. Where we have positive cases in a class we often retest the class or close contacts on the following day.

We continue to support and encourage students to wear face coverings in class and have reminded them that they still need to wear them on school transport for the moment.


Please continue to test your child at home 3 or 4 days apart from each in school test

Year Group

In school test

At home test


Years 13 & 11

Monday AM

Wednesday Evening


Years 12 & 10

Tuesday AM

Thursday Evening


Year 9

Wednesday AM

Saturday Evening


Year 8

Thursday AM

Sunday Evening


Year 7

Friday AM

Tuesday Evening



and to keep ordering Lateral Flow Test Kits for you and all your family.

Order Rapid Lateral Flow Tests.

Yours Sincerely,


Sonette Schwartz                                                                                    Charles Joseph

Executive Principal                                                                                          Principal