As I am sure you will appreciate this week has been incredibly challenging. The latest directive from the DfE has meant that we have had to deal with an increase in positive cases as a result of the system identifying more and more asymptomatic people. I apologise for the number of emails we have had to send and, as I said, I will limit this to once a day whilst mass screening is taking place, unless of course your child is identified as a close contact. What has become apparent is that most test results seem to come in over night or first thing in the morning. This means that pupils are arriving at school before we have always managed to identify all close contacts. Whilst we start at the crack of dawn, this process is thorough and takes time. We use seating plans to physically measure distances within the classrooms, and also have to have a detailed discussion with any affected pupil to identify any close contacts they have had outside of lesson time. This then has to be cross-referenced against an attendance register. Consequently, we have no option other than intercepting pupils once they have arrived on site. I appreciate that this is far from convenient for you but the situation is unavoidable.
In order to assist with the speed of identification, I would be grateful if you would please email or call the school as soon as you have received a positive test result, no matter what time of the day or night!
by Jennifer Killick
“Who is the mysterious bloodstained man who stops their coach? Why is no one around when Lance and the rest of Year Six arrive at the brand new Crater Lake activity centre?
But this is just the beginning of the school trip from hell; a fight for survival that sees five pupils band together to save their classmates from an alien fate far worse than death. But whatever happens, they must Never. Ever. Fall Asleep!”
The perfect mix of horror, sci-fi, adventure and humour; a highly entertaining read!
The most popular book loaned this term!