Dear Parents/ Carers,
Over the course of the weekend we have had a significant number of staff who have been instructed to self-isolate for a wide range of reasons and a number of staff where family members have tested positive.
At this point Year 7 (Avatar) and Animus are operating as normal.
I expect Year 10 to operate as normal from Tuesday for the rest of the week.
Most of Koa is operating as normal with the exception of class AM and RL (these classes have had separate letters).
Classes in the sixth form are operating as normal with the exception of class EE and KP (there classes have had separate letters).
Year 8 have a group self-isolating and I hope to be able to open to the rest of the year on Wednesday.
Year 9 are those most impacted by staffing shortages and I hope to be able to reopen to them on Thursday.
I am so sorry that we are not able to operate fully but it is vital we do so in a safe way for all members of the community. Community transmission is very high at present and it is important we call continue to do our part to help tackle this pandemic.
I know this is frustrating for all of you, it is for all of the staff as well. This challenge and frustration is being felt in a great number of schools across the country at present.
I assure you we will continue to do everything to support all of the community and to protect all of the community.