As you will be aware, the Government announced that the domestic legal restrictions implemented in response to COVID-19 are coming to an end.
I am therefore writing to update you on what this will mean for your child and the measures we have had in place at the academy to help limit transmission of the virus within our school and the wider community.
Regular asymptotic testing
Self-isolation and contact-tracing
A number of precautionary measures will still remain in place at the academy, including ensuring that classrooms and communal areas have sufficient ventilation, and that there continues to be regular hygiene and cleaning processes in place.
We very much recognise and appreciate the support and cooperation that everyone has shown to the range of safety measures we have implemented at the academy over the last two years, all of which have been in line with Government and Public Health guidance. It has helped us to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and school community, whilst limiting disruption to learning as much as possible.
There may be some uncertainty around the new changes, but I assure you that we will continue to closely follow all guidance from the Government, Public Health England and our local health protection teams to ensure all decisions are made in the best interests of our students and staff.
As such, whilst we sincerely hope that we can continue to operate with minimal restrictions and minimal or no disruption to learning, it may be the case that some safety measures need to be temporarily reinstated depending on school or local community circumstances, and we would ask for your cooperation and understanding should that be needed.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of this further, please do not hesitate to get in touch and thank you again for all your support.
My best wishes to you and your family.