Headteacher's Newsletter 14/01/22

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you are aware from recent news programmes, absence in schools is currently increasing as a result of the spread of Covid and in particular the Omicron variant. 

We will on Monday reach a position where we are unable to adequately teach or supervise your son or daughter due to the increasing levels of staff absence within the school.  We have exhausted options including the use of quality supply teachers and the combining of groups.  Unfortunately, I am left with little option but to ask for all Year 9 students to remain at home on Monday 17th January 2022.  Written work will be set by teachers, via Microsoft Teams, that follows on from the work that they are currently completing.  This will be set on Monday morning.  Students know how to access this work.  I would hope that Year 9 students only remain at home on Monday 17th January.  I will send further updates on Monday with regard to our current staffing levels. 

I hope you understand this regrettable decision.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Jones

Headteacher