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  • 9 December 2020

    Published 09/12/20, by Julia Byrne
    Year 8 to Return to College on Thursday 9 December; Year 10 to Continue with Remote Learning until their Return on Monday 14 December For further details please refer to my letter to parents dated Tuesday 8 December. Next Week You will be aw
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  • 2 December 2020

    Published 03/12/20, by Julia Byrne
    Partial Closures The decision to have a partial closure for Years 8, 9 and 10 students this week was not taken lightly, and I know the additional pressures this has placed on families.  I am very grateful for the very many messages of support
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  • 25 November 2020

    Published 26/11/20, by Julia Byrne
    Partial Closure Figures from the Department for Education reveal that last week 25% to 27% of schools across England had 30 or more pupils isolating due to potential contact with a positive case of COVID inside the school.  The figure has inc
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  • 18 November 2020

    Published 20/11/20, by Julia Byrne
    Face Coverings We have now moved to a much simpler rule which provides clarity for everyone as well as still fully complying with government guidance: Face coverings are compulsory inside all buildings and on College transport (not compulsor
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  • 11 November 2020

    Published 20/11/20, by Julia Byrne
    As from Monday 9 November the government’s new guidance for schools came into effect and I have attempted, in the bullet points below, to summarise the key changes we have made to our procedures as a result of this guidance.  I would be gr
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  • 4 November 2020

    Published 04/11/20, by Julia Byrne
    National Lockdown As you know the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a national lockdown, coming into effect from 00.01 on Thursday 5 November until at least Wednesday 2 December. The Prime Minister has said that schools, colleges and un
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  • 21 October 2020

    Published 04/11/20, by Julia Byrne
    Coronavirus As you will know we have had four confirmed cases of Coronavirus this term resulting in a small number of students and staff requiring to self-isolate each time.  We have consistently followed government guidance and on all occasi
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  • 30 September 2020

    Published 30/09/20, by Julia Byrne
    Contingency Plans We had an extended registration period yesterday to ensure that all students are familiar with our Teams, OneNote and Edulink platforms so that in the event of any students needing to self-isolate in the future all students will
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  • 23 September 2020

    Published 25/09/20, by Julia Byrne
    Confirmed Student Covid-19 Case in the College My letter to you on Monday informed you of the fact that we had our first confirmed student Covid-19 case.  Our detailed risk assessment and pre-planning ensured that this case was dealt with ver
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  • 16 September 2020

    Published 25/09/20, by Julia Byrne
    Thank you for your continued support in getting all our students back into College safely.  All of us are committed to providing the best education possible for your child, while securing the health and safety of our whole College community.&nbs
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