Throughout the pandemic, the headteachers of our schools have worked closely together with our central team, staff and parents to ensure that their response to the requirements of the pandemic meets the latest statutory requirements from the Department for Education (DfE), the Public Health England guidance and continues to support our pupils in their learning journey whether at home or at school.
Each of our schools has developed their own response to the different requirements, tailored to the needs of their environment (the buildings & facilities), their pupils, their staff and their community.
This has involved regular risk assessments and changes in the structure and composition of classes and operating practices to make our environments as safe as possible for our pupils and staff and any necessary visitors.
Each school has been communicating with parents on a regular basis through different formats including letters, emails, on-line learning platforms and their websites.
As part of the response to the pandemic, each of our schools is operating a Remote Learning Policy to meet the home-schooling needs of individual children or large groups of children (as in a bubble closure or lockdown).
Each school has also received funding from the Department for Education (DfE) to help support pupils to 'catch-up' on their learning (the COVID-19 Catch-Up Fund). As part of this they are required to publish how they plan to spend the funding and how they are monitoring its effectiveness.
If you would like more information on any of these aspects of our COVID-19 response, please visit the relevant school website. If you cannot find the information you want, you are welcome to contact the headteacher or the CEO with your query (see our Contact Us page for details)