Academy Response to COVID-19

As you know, we are all facing extraordinary challenges at this time and the situation is placing pressure on all parts of society.

The academy’s response to COVID-19 has been comprehensive and robust. Including:

  • Staggered start and entry times and entry/exit routes
  • Year group bubbles based on their own floor/zone
  • Pastoral offices on each floor
  • Free breakfast & juice for all students
  • Enhanced cleaning all day
  • Separate Year groups still have access to hot & cold lunches
  • All classrooms are fully resourced and serviced by a technician on every floor
  • A 30 minute C.O.R.E. extra session has been added to the timetable to make up for lost learning time, focussing on Numeracy, Literacy/Reading & Knowledge Organisers
  • Full plans in place for Tier 1 &  Tier 2 lockdown eventualities, including use of our home learning strategy through live Teams Lessons and Class Charts
  • Limited number of meetings for staff & virtual where possible
  • Modifications to behaviour policy in light of Covid-19
  • Isolation room for suspected Covid-19 cases plus first aid goes to student
  • PPE and sanitiser/wipes in every room for students and staff
  • Detailed and regular communication with parents via email, text and website

The students are still following the full curriculum content with the exception of D&T and Science practical activity.