Please visit this page for the latest information regarding our measures surrounding the Corona-Virus. Scroll down to find downloads of the all the letters and updates sent to parents and guardians.
We have added a survival kit that Mrs Lay put together, which is full of tips on how to deal with the prospects of being in isolation. The mindfulness techniques are part of the Yorkshire Grit programme but there are also helpful links to Reading Cloud, meditation videos and helplines. Click on the link to go to the Survival Kit.
Friday 13 March Assembly
Below is an excerpt of our Friday assembly, during which best practice was shared on protecting children from transmission of the COVID-19 Virus. How COVID-19 is spread?
“From what we know about other Corona-Viruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.
Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes containing the virus are most likely to be the most important means of transmission.
There are 2 routes by which people could become infected:
There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
In the event of the school closing, we have plans to lessen the possible negative impacts on your learning and wellbeing. We already have plans in place to ensure the continuity of learning, including remote learning options such as online education strategies and video broadcasts of academic content, and access to staff for all of you via Google Classroom and email.
As we currently remain open, and to make sure you and your families remain protected and informed, we are providing:
We are encouraging you to become advocates for disease prevention and control at home, in school, and in your community by talking to others about how to prevent the spread of viruses.
We will be helping you through remote learning and providing you with holistic support. You need the vital information on handwashing and other measures to protect yourself and your families; please prevent stigma and discrimination by being kind to each other and avoid stereotypes when talking about the virus.
The following actions are important to you;
What we are doing:
Talking to you
Providing information around the College about how to keep safe
Postponing Open Morning and this weekend’s fixtures
Reviewing next week’s fixtures, trips and assembly programme
Working on a day-to-day basis
Making regular contact with your parents, guardians and, where appropriate, agents
Preparing teaching resources in case of closure
Providing boarding accommodation for pupils who require it over Easter
Preparing Year 11 and Year 13 pupils will be in the best possible position (both geographically and academically) to sit their exams”