October 23rd 2020
Dear Parents / Carers,
This letter replaces our usual newsletter for the half term.
It has been a quite different start to the academic year for us all. The impact of Covid 19 has been felt across our school community and it has been a challenging time for us all. However, everyone involved with school has worked together to make sure that pupils continue to attend and learn.
If your child or a member of your family tests positive for the virus or if you are contacted by track and trace over the holidays, can you please let us know so we can assess what impact this may have on school. Please email email@example.com .
We are grateful for your continued support.
We would like to wish all of those who are unwell a speedy recovery.
All schools will need to have an online offer for students in case they have to self-isolate, as an individual or if the bubble in school is asked to self-isolate.
We have introduced google classrooms for the secondary students and will be using Seesaw with the primary and base students.
Letter have been sent today to everyone with help sheets and the account log ins.
We have worked in school to support the students, so they know how to access and use these systems.
We are starting the annual review process after half term. The first meetings will be for years 6, 11 and 6th form. This year reviews will take place via telephone or zoom. If for any particular you reason you feel you need a ‘face to face’ meeting with staff in school, as and when you are made aware of the date and time of your annual review, can you please contact the head of your child’s key stage.
Head of Primary – Julia Spofforth
Head of Year 7 and 8/ Base 1 and 2 – Marie Armstrong
Head of Year 9, 10 and 11 – Andy Wrigg
Head of 6th form /Base 3 – Gareth Davey
Finally, I would like to wish you a restful half term and look forward to seeing you all again on November 2nd.
Covid 19 update October 8th 2020
We have 13 confirmed cases in school.
Please see below a letter from Steve Reddy (Director of Children’s Services) and Matt Ashton (Director of Public Health for Liverpool) that we have sent home. It outlines the current situation in the city and how we can minimise the spread of infection.
Covid 19 update October 4th 2020
We have had 11 confirmed cases in school this week. We are opening as planned tomorrow.
Covid 19 update October 2nd 2020
I am writing to inform you that we have had 9 members of our school community test positive this week for the virus.
We have followed all the national and local guidance and advice has been sought from the relevant authorities.
We have reviewed our school risk assessment in light of the positive cases and this will be available for you to view on the website later today.
We have been informed that we can reopen on Monday as planned.
Thank you for all your support in what has been a very difficult week for our school community.
Update September 30th 2020
We have been told about one further staff member testing positive today. Currently 7 members of the Bank View community have received a positive test result this week (6 members of teaching, site and support staff and one student)
September 29th 2020
We have been advised that there are 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our school community.
This number includes site, teaching staff and one student.
I would like to take time to reassure you that we have taken all necessary actions since hearing this information to keep all children at our school as safe as possible. Anyone affected is now self isolating for 14 days.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- wash your hands as soon as you get home
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature and/or
- a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/or by phoning 119.
If you have any questions please contact school either by phone or out of hours via email