Month: October 2020

Face Coverings in School

Covid-19 Update: 13 October 2020

A Special Update from the Principal

Face coverings must be worn Anti-Slip Floor Sticker | Social Distancing  Floor Stickers | Safety Signs and Notice

Given that Nottinghamshire is now an area where local restrictions apply, we need to change the emphasis on wearing face coverings in school. Although I still cannot mandate this fully, I must now insist that where possible staff and students wear face coverings / visors on corridors and in communal areas.

Student Expectations

From Wednesday 14 October all students should attend school with a face covering / visor.

Face coverings should be worn correctly over the nose and mouth.

Please let us know if your child is exempt from wearing a face covering.

When do I need to wear a face covering / visor?

  • In the morning during the line-up process before entering the building.
  • Before leaving the classroom or dining room
  • After break times during the line up process before re-entering the building

Students may wear a face covering / visor in class if they wish, provided they are wearing it correctly over both the nose and mouth.

When do I NOT need to wear a face covering / visor?

  • When you arrive at school before the line-up process
  • Once you are seated in the classroom or dining room
  • When you are out the front of the school during break times
  • When you leave school once you are out the front or out the back (depending on your departure route)

Confirmed Case of Covid-19

8 October 2020: Confirmed Case of Covid-19

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school. We have been instructed to send a whole year group home – Year 10 – as they may have been in close contact with the affected child.

The letter to Year 10 Parents/Carers with full guidance regarding self-isolating has been sent home with every Year 10 student, and also sent by SIMS Parent, email and text. Year 10 should not return to school until 2 November (after half-term). Students who are well should access online learning to continue their lessons at homeclick on the blue button below for more information.

All other Year Groups and Sixth Form are expected to be in school as normal. A whole school letter and Covid-19 Absence FAQs can be found below.