End of term arrangements

December 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

End of term arrangements
We are working hard to follow some of our Christmas traditions, within the Covid-19 world. The annual Christmas dinner will take place over two days so that every year group can participate. Years 11, 8 & 7 on Tuesday 15th December and Years 11, 9 & 10 on Wednesday 16th December

The Academy closes for the Christmas break on Thursday 17th December. The DfE requested on Tuesday 8th December that schools end term slightly earlier. We will maintain our staggered finish
● Sixth Form and Year 11 12:25pm
● Years 8 and 9 12:40pm
● Years 10 and 7 12.55pm

Christmas Jumper day – Thursday 17th December
We are participating in the Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day. With a £1 donation, students may wear a Christmas jumper on Thursday, instead of their blazer (or in addition). Normal uniform to be worn.

Covid Update
Thank you for all your support this half term. My staff have been thankful for the kind words offered when we have had to make calls regarding the need for your child to self isolate. I have had regular meetings with Public Health Walsall. They are confident that our measures are sufficiently strong to reduce the risk of Covid spreading within the Academy.

The students have been really responsible in following our Covid practices. The return to specialist classrooms that we made after October half term has not resulted in an increase in cases and we are confident that our use of hands, face, space are being effectively implemented.

Whilst I hope we are all able to have a healthy, Covid-19 free holiday, if your child tests positive over the Christmas holiday please complete the form on the Academy website. Report a child with a positive case This will be monitored in the first few days of the Christmas break and again just before the start of term.

May I take this opportunity to wish you a restful and healthy Christmas and thank you for your continued support. The Spring Term starts on Monday 4th January for all staff & students.

Yours sincerely
Annabel Stoddart