We hope everyone has had a good Easter and are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school in the morning.
If you are participating in the lateral flow test and have completed a test at home please email your results to https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and to school. To report to school please email negative and void results to email@example.com. Positive results need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com or telephoned to school.
The latest version of the school risk assessment can be found here:
The school office will be open from 7.30am in the morning if you have any questions.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back into school next week.
Students from years 10, 11 and Base 1 (in addition to those all ready attending) will be in school on Monday 8th and then everyone else will return on Tuesday 9th.
The school office is open from 7.30 on Monday so please contact us if you have any questions.
We will be supporting all our students as school reopens fully again.
Have a lovely weekend.
If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of a member of school staff or a pupil you can now access testing twice weekly. Further details can be found here:
Testing is voluntary, but we strongly encourage people to access testing available to them.
Please see the attached letter from Matt Ashton and Steve Reddy about the school return next week.
Please see the letter sent out to parents this week about our wider reopening week beginning March 8th. We will be offering student testing, if you wish your child to be offered this please complete the consent form once you have read the letter and privacy notice. If you have any questions please contact school.
We have been advised that there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 within our school community.
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. The children and staff in the bubble and on the school bus have been contacted and are now self-isolating for 10 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.
Please find attached a link for our first virtual form time for the secondary school.
We are hoping those students at home and in school can meet up with their form tutor between 9.15.and 9.45 on Monday morning.
The instructions are attached.
We’d like to wish everyone a restful weekend.
We’d like to wish everyone a restful weekend
Here is a further list of useful websites to support home learning
Please can we ask that you notify us of any changes in your circumstances whether your child is attending school or you are choosing that they stay at home.
We have pupils on site and we have an remote offer this is either online or we will send out paper copies.
During our welfare calls we will check how students are managing both academically, socially and emotionally.
Please contact us if you have any concerns.
You can also contact your child’s teacher through sea saw (primary students) or google classrooms (secondary students)
Staff have been in touch or left messages for all our school community today. We are going to continue to provide provision for our current identified group, which includes the children of critical workers. We are aware the DFE will be issuing new guidance this evening.
All students have either paper work packs or are accessing an online offer. If you need any support with your child’s learning please contact us.
We will update the website and parent app tomorrow with any further information.
Please see attached letter from Juliette for this evenings news.
We will update the website tomorrow, thank you again for your patience
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister this evening, we have taken the difficult decision to keep Bank View closed tomorrow for all students apart from those whose parents are critical workers. This sadly includes those we made contact with only this afternoon. We will therefore be cancelling school transport.
We await further guidance from the LA and the government about what the offer for vulnerable students will be going forward and we will be in contact with more information tomorrow.
We appreciate the notice we have been able to give on this decision is not ideal for our families, but unfortunately, the timing of this evening’s announcement left us with no choice.
Please also contact us if you have any concerns.
The school office will be open from 7.30am tomorrow so please give us a ring if you have any queries.
We continue to ask that you encourage your child to continue to follow the government guidelines about
Hand, Face and Space
Would you also encourage them to
- wash their 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 their hands as soon as they get into school / get home
- cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or their sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash their hands afterwards
All staff continue to wear face coverings when moving around school. Secondary students are also encouraged to use face coverings. Students are encouraged to wear a face covering on the school transport.
Thank you for your continued support