COVID Update – Tuesday 2nd November 2021
2nd November 2021

Dear Families,

Over the half-term period we received messages from several families reporting positive COVID-19 cases. The students affected come from all year groups and I understand from the Local Health Team that this is in line with the local trend data.

We know that you may find this concerning, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health and the Local Authority.
Many thanks for your ongoing support for the measures we have put in place in school in relation to COVID-19. We are continuing to recommend that students and staff who live in the same household as a positive covid case (identified via LFT or PCR) stay away from school for 10 days. Please do contact us via the covid e-mail address to let us know (confirmedcase@tytheringtonschool.co.uk).

Owing to the sheer number of students who are now out of school, I have asked staff to put on “hybrid lessons” for almost all non-practical lessons. These are lessons where the class is taking place as normal in school but students who are at home for covid-related reasons can tune into the lesson. Of course, this provision does not replace the experience of being in school, but it does provide youngsters with an opportunity to keep up with work in school. Please click here to read a letter from Mr Pilbury which outlines how to access the lessons. This will be familiar to parents of students older than Year 7. We have experienced a few teething problems this week so please do bear with us. If you encounter any problems, please do contact Mr Pilbury (apilbury@tytheringtonschool.co.uk) and we will do our best to remedy the problem as soon as possible.

Please be aware that at any time we could have a number of staff that are unwell and unable to attend school or deliver lessons from home. Therefore, this may impact access to certain lessons in the short term.

Vaccinations are due to take place in school on Wednesday 10th November and Thursday 11th November. We have sent out the consent forms electronically so please let us know if you have not received them. You will need to complete these forms if you would like your child to receive a vaccination on one of the days. Families should continue to test at home at least two times per week until further notice.

Unless you have been asked to stay at home, students should continue to attend the school as normal and can carry out all other activities in line with national guidance and following all safety measures which have been put in place.

Should there be any further developments, I will let you know via the Headteacher’s Notes which will be released on Friday.

Many thanks for your ongoing support and patience.

Yours sincerely,
Mr Emmanuel Botwe

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