I hope that you and your family are having a restful break.
As we look towards our return to the academy for Module 5, I would like to once again assure you that we continue to work to ensure that our community is as safe as possible, allowing for students to focus on high quality learning experiences. Our students responded well to being back on-site in Module 4, and their seamless integration back into learning in the classroom was impressive. I know that your role in this was integral and your support once again, in preparing your child to return is much appreciated.
The government has not changed its guidance on Covid-19 measures in schools since the end of Module 4. Therefore, all staff and students, unless exempt, will continue to wear a face mask that covers the mouth and the nose in all inside spaces. As part of their daily equipment, students must also have their own hand sanitiser to ensure they are engaging with good hygiene practices. For those students who are using the Covid-19 Self-Test kit at home, this testing and reporting process will continue until further notice and your child will be provided with another Self-Test kit when they return.
Attendance and Punctuality
All students are required to return to face-to-face learning on Monday 19th April. Students should arrive before 8:25am and head to their designated waiting area. If your child is unable to attend, please report this in the usual way. Any child who is not reported as absent will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. Good habits of attendance and punctuality are extremely important and contribute to successful individual outcomes.
I would like to remind you that students are able to purchase breakfast items from 7:30am using a cash only service before the academy day.
Equipment and Uniform
Please ensure that your child attends the academy each day in the correct uniform and with the correct equipment. This ensures that there is no disruption to their learning. Students should have at least one pen, one pencil, a rubber, and a ruler, although it is advisable they have more than one pen for a replacement. Students must also bring their Chromebook with them each day, fully charged and their PE kit on their allocated PE days.
Our high expectations of student uniform remain and our students should look smart at all times, wearing their uniform with pride. Coats should be plain black in colour and hoodies must not be worn. In reference to jewellery, a reminder that students are only allowed to wear a maximum of one small stud (no stone) in each ear, worn in the lower lobe, and a wrist watch only, no other jewellery is permitted. Furthermore, the wearing of false eyelashes and nail varnish is not allowed.
I am very grateful for your support in working together to ensure that our students can achieve the very best as they deserve. Should you require any further information on the contents of this letter, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s small school.
I wish you and your family good health and look forward to sharing with you the achievements of our students over the next module.
John Dixon | Principal