Coronavirus (COVID -19) Information
Our aim remains to provide the best possible education that we can to all students in line with our values and policies, whilst also preventing COVID-19 transmission within our school community by working together to rigorously apply our protective measures.
System of Controls
- Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
- Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
- Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
- Implement our Outbreak Management Plan if necessary.
What are the expectations of students?
We have very high expectations of our students and make sure that they understand that their choices and behaviour effect everyone else in our school community.
- Tell an adult as soon as possible if you feel unwell and describe your symptoms
- Take an LFD test for coronavirus every 3-4 days and report your results
- Make sure an adult at school is aware if a household member or close contact has coronavirus symptoms or has tested positive
- Come to school in the correct uniform and with your equipment (see Section 7 and 8)
- Bring a clean face covering to school each day (face masks can be provided at school if required) and wear a face covering if required (unless you are exempt)
- Follow our “no physical contact” policy
- Line up on the number for your classroom at the start of each lesson (apart from the New Block, W14 and W31 where you line up outside the external door)
- Follow the one way signs for indoor corridors and DO NOT go through a door that says NO ENTRY
- Follow the seating plan in every lesson
- Wash or sanitise your hands frequently including at the start and end of every lesson, before and after eating, when you have been to the toilet and when you get home
- Use a tissue for coughs / sneezes, put it in a lidded bin, and clean your hands
- Do not touch the screens in classrooms
- Clean your work area at the end of lesson 2 and if requested by your teacher
- Do not deliberately cough or sneeze on another person or threaten to do so – this will be treated as “physical endangerment” and will carry a serious sanction
What are the expectations of parents / carers?
Please ensure that you support us in implementing all of our protective measures:
- Please read this guidance carefully and discuss it with your child
- Do not send your child to school if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive
- Notify school if your child has possible coronavirus symptoms, or your child has a household member or close contact who has tested positive / has symptoms
- Ensure that we have at least two up to date contact details so that we can contact you if your child becomes unwell at school
- Ensure that your child takes a lateral flow test every 3 or 4 days and report their result
- Ensure that your child has the correct uniform and equipment every day (including a clean face covering in a bag) and contact your child’s Progress Leader if you require support with this
- Ensure that your household are aware of and following the current government guidance to prevent COVID-19 transmission in our community https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do
Please expand the headings below to view our measures in detail.
1. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19
1a) When an individual develops COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive test
Suspected symptoms or positive test result:
Students, staff and other adults must follow public health advice.
Students, staff and other adults MUST self-isolate (stay at home):
- If they have any of suspected symptoms (new, continuous cough, temperature or loss of smell / taste) – and book a PCR test, preferably at a testing centre, even if they have had a negative lateral flow test result
- If they have received a positive lateral flow or PCR test result in the last 10 days
- If they have been directed to by Test and Trace
Possible symptoms of coronavirus:
- Sore throat
- Cold symptoms
- Unexplained tiredness
If students, staff or adults have any of the symptoms above they should be aware that they may have coronavirus and should take regular lateral flow tests. Parents should make school aware so that we can carry out a brief risk assessment to decide whether the person can attend site if they are well enough. This will depend on current case numbers, likelihood of recent exposure to coronavirus, and whether the symptoms have other likely causes.
Household cases and close contacts
From 16th August, people who are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18 are not required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact or if someone in their household tests positive or develops symptoms. If they are contacted by Test and Trace and identified as a close contact they will be advised to have a PCR test but will not be required to self-isolate while they wait for the test result unless they develop symptoms.
Adults who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to self-isolate if there is a household case or they are identified as a close contact.
Anyone who has a household member with coronavirus or has had close contact with someone who has developed coronavirus MUST make school aware before attending site, and should have had a negative test result taken within 24 hours. We will carry out a short risk assessment to decide whether it is appropriate for the person to attend site in line with our public health duties. Where it is agreed that a student should not attend site due to the transmission risk, we will authorise the absence and ensure they can access learning remotely.
If a member of staff tests positive for coronavirus
We will require the member of staff to self-isolate for 10 days in line with PHE guidance. We will keep in touch and offer support during this time. If they are well enough to work from home and their role allows them to do so, we will support them to do so.
We will work with the member of staff to identify any close contacts using the close contact definition.
As an employer we are required to contact the Self-Isolation Service Hub on 020 3743 6715 as soon as we are made aware that a member of staff has tested positive. We will be asked to provide the 8-digit NHS Test and Trace Account ID (sometimes referred to as a CTAS number) of the person who tested positive, alongside the names of co-workers identified as close contacts. This will ensure that all workplace contacts are registered with NHS Test and Trace and can receive the necessary public health advice, including the support available to help people to self-isolate where required.
If a student or adult becomes unwell at school
If anyone in our school develops any suspected COVID-19 symptoms, however mild, we will send them home and ask that they follow public health advice. For everyone with symptoms, they should avoid using public transport and, wherever possible, be collected by a member of their family or household.
If a student or adult develops any possible coronavirus symptoms we will assess whether they are well enough to stay on site and whether it poses a risk to others for them to remain on site. Where possible and appropriate a lateral flow test may be offered on-site.
If a student is awaiting collection, they will be moved to the Quarantine Room where possible. A window will be opened for fresh air ventilation. Appropriate PPE will be used if close contact is necessary, using the guidance below. Any rooms they use will be cleaned after they have left.
1b) Asymptomatic testing
Approximately a third of people with coronavirus do not have symptoms, so regular asymptomatic testing is important to stop transmission. We encourage all members of our school community to take regular lateral flow tests in line with government guidance. We will offer all students 2 on-site lateral flow device tests, 3 to 5 days apart, on their return in the autumn term, and will stagger return of students across the first week to manage this, in line with government guidance. Students and staff should then continue to test twice weekly at home until the end of September, when this will be reviewed. We will retain a small asymptomatic testing site (ATS) on-site until further notice so we can offer testing to pupils who are unable to test themselves at home.
1c) PCR testing
Staff and pupils with a positive lateral flow test result should self-isolate in line with the stay at home guidance. They will also need to get a free PCR test to check if they have COVID-19. Whilst awaiting the PCR result, the individual and their household should continue to self-isolate. Household members who are under 18 or fully vaccinated are not required to self-isolate.
If the PCR test is taken within 2 days of the positive lateral flow test, and is negative, it overrides the self-test lateral flow test and the person can stop self-isolating and return to school, as long as they don’t have COVID-19 symptoms.
1d) Tracing close contacts and isolation
Close contacts will now be identified via NHS Test and Trace and education settings will no longer be expected to undertake contact tracing. NHS Test and Trace will work with the positive case to identify close contacts. Contacts from a school setting will only be traced by NHS Test and Trace where the positive case specifically identifies the individual as being a close contact. This is likely to be a small number of individuals who would be most at risk of contracting COVID-19 due to the nature of the close contact. School may be contacted in exceptional cases to help with identifying close contacts, as currently happens in managing other infectious diseases.
From 16 August 2021, children under the age of 18 years old will no longer be required to self-isolate if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. Instead, children will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.
1e) Admitting children into school
In most cases, parents and carers will agree that a student with symptoms should not attend the school, given the potential risk to others. We will take the decision that a student or member of staff should not attend the school site and should work remotely if, in our reasonable judgement, it is necessary to protect other students and staff from possible infection with COVID-19. Our decision will be carefully considered in light of all the circumstances and current public health advice.
1f) If a member of staff or student is admitted to hospital
We are required to seek public health advice if a student or staff member is admitted to hospital with COVID-19 by contacting the DfE helpline (0800 046 8687, option 1). They will advise on any additional action that may be required.
2. Keeping occupied spaces well ventilated
When the school is in operation, we will ensure it is as well ventilated as possible and that a comfortable teaching environment is maintained. Each shared space will have a ventilation rating and guide displayed and the staff using the room will have responsibility for following the guidance and reporting any issues, to ensure ventilation is as good as possible.
All rooms are expected to have a minimum of 2 sources of ventilation at any time, with as many additional sources as possible whilst maintaining a reasonable temperature. The air should be changed at least hourly by opening all ventilation sources for a short period.
We will identify any poorly ventilated spaces as part of our risk assessment and take steps to improve fresh air flow in these areas. This will include use of CO2 monitors and fans directed towards an open window to increase air flow. We will consider ensuring adequate ventilation when holding events where visitors or parents are on site, for example, school plays.
Mechanical ventilation is a system that uses a fan to draw fresh air or extract air from a room. Relatively few areas of our school have mechanical ventilation. A number of classrooms have air conditioning units. A few provide some mechanical ventilation; most cool and recirculate the air within one room. These are not a source of ventilation but may be used to cool a room where necessary alongside natural ventilation. All air conditioning units and mechanical ventilation will be regularly checked and maintained in line with the manufacturers’ recommendations.
Opening external windows can improve natural ventilation, and in addition, opening internal doors can also assist with creating a throughput of air. If necessary, external opening doors may also be used (if they are not fire doors and where safe to do so).
We will balance the need for increased ventilation while maintaining a comfortable temperature.
The Health and Safety Executive guidance on air conditioning and ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic and CIBSE COVID-19 advice will be used. During cooler weather, staff may decide to allow students to keep coats on if the classroom temperature falls below 19 degrees.
3. Ensure good hygiene for everyone
a) Ensure everyone is advised to clean their hands thoroughly:
Hand sanitiser dispensers have been installed in all classrooms and are also available in reception and in the Hall. Students will be asked to use hand sanitiser as they enter and leave each classroom, and before purchasing / eating lunch from the cafeteria.
Students are expected to wash their hands after using the toilet. Sinks are available outside and students encouraged to wash or sanitise their hands on arriving on site, before and after eating.
Alcohol based hand sanitiser is a flammable substance. Access to hand sanitiser units is supervised by staff and care is taken in Technology and Science rooms.
b) Ensure good respiratory hygiene for everyone by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach:
Students and adults must use a tissue to catch sneezes or coughs (or their elbow where a tissue is not available) and dispose of it in a lidded bin, then clean their hands. Tissues and lidded bins for tissues are provided in every classroom and area of school.
Students will be reminded to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible, and to clean their hands before and after doing so.
c) Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Most staff in schools will not require PPE beyond what they would normally need for their work. We will follow the guidance on the use of PPE in education, childcare and children’s social care settings. Staff will have access to items of PPE for specific tasks if required or if they choose to wear them.
4. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes, using standard products such as detergents
We have put in place and will maintain an appropriate cleaning schedule. This will include regular cleaning of areas and equipment (for example, twice per day), with a particular focus on frequently touched surfaces.
- Thorough cleaning of all surfaces in all areas of school at the start or end of every day, following our usual cleaning rota
- Additional cleaning of all non-classroom areas by a cleaner on site during the school day, including cleaning of all toilets
- Cleaning of the Dining Hall by our lunchtime supervisors
- Cleaning of frequent touch surfaces in classrooms and teaching areas by students and staff at the end of p2 and 4, and cleaning of shared equipment / resources after use.
The government guidance on cleaning non-clinical settings will be implemented and regular training and guidance provided for the cleaning team.
5. Additional School Measures
We have decided to keep some of the additional arrangements put in place as protective measures. This is either because they support a well ordered learning environment, or do not disrupt learning and also reduce the transmission risks. We will keep these measures under review.
a) Social Distancing
There is no longer guidance with regard to social distancing. However, students, staff and visitors are asked to be considerate and to respect the fact that others may prefer to minimise the amount of time they spend in face to face contact within 1 metre, contact of more than 1 minute within 1 metre or more than 15 minutes within 2 metres.
The school has a longstanding “no physical contact” policy for students.
b) Arrangements within Classrooms
There is no longer a requirement for student desks to face the same direction. Teachers may arrange the desks as they prefer, to maximise student learning and engagement. The teacher based in any classroom should notify any other teachers using the classroom of any permanent change to the layout of the classroom.
Teachers are expected to keep a record of the seating plan for each class on BROMCOM and record any changes. This will no longer be routinely be used to identify close contacts.
Screens remain in use around staff desks, and in Technology and Computer Rooms where the room layout means students face each other.
There is now flexibility over how assemblies are conducted. Most assemblies will continue to be conducted remotely with students in tutor rooms. Students will have a Key Stage and year group assembly each week. Year group assemblies may take place in the Hall as long as there have been no confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus within the year group in the last 7 days. Students and staff will be asked to wear face coverings during an in-person assembly unless they are exempt or presenting. Students will be seated in tutor groups and assemblies will last for no more than 15 minutes. The Hall will be well ventilated. Students who are clinically vulnerable will be able to socially distance during the Assembly.
d) Movement around school
We will retain use of our one way system for indoor corridors and external lining up arrangements for all classrooms, and the use of year group toilets at break and lunchtime. This supports an orderly school environment as well as preventing crowded indoor areas. Students must follow all one way and no entry signage. The internal corridor between Humanities and the Hall is out of bounds to students apart from access to and from W23 and 24 past the Music classroom and access to offices if necessary.
Passing briefly in the corridor or outside is identified as carrying a low transmission risk. We have put the following measures in place to avoid busy corridors, entrances and exits:
- The layout of our school means that most classrooms can be accessed via an external door.
- All internal corridors and outdoor pathways that are less than 3 metres wide are one way only and are marked out with signs indicating the direction of movement. Wider corridors are marked out to keep to the left.
- Break time and lunch time will be staggered (and time allowed for cleaning surfaces in the dining hall between groups).
- For classrooms not in the New Block, there is an identified place where students will line up. Groups will then be escorted to their classroom one at a time to prevent crowding on the stairs or in corridors. For lessons in the New Block, students should line up outside the external classroom door.
e) Break and Lunchtime Arrangements
We have decided to keep a split break and lunchtime for Year 7-8 and Year 9-11 as this has reduced queuing and overcrowding in the cafeteria / hall.
Students with a packed lunch may enter the Hall directly from the courtyard.
Students queuing for the cafeteria should walk around the front of school and join the external queue from the English block towards the Hall doors near the canteen.
The queue will be supervised by staff and students will be invited inside to sanitise their hands and join a short socially distanced indoor queue. They should wear face coverings until they are seated or outside.
f) Student Toilets
Students will only be allowed to use the toilet during lessons in an emergency and should go at break and lunchtime. Students must avoid gathering in or near toilet blocks.
During breaks and lunchtimes, students should use the following toilet blocks:
Year 7/8 Break and Lunch
Toilets near the Hall / Base
Toilets near the gym / Art room
Toilets in the New Block / English
Year 9-11 Break and Lunch
Year 10 and 11
Toilets near the Hall / Base
Toilets near the gym / Art room
Toilets in the New Block / English
At other times, students who have permission to use the toilet should use the nearest one to their classroom.
At other times, students who have permission to use the toilet should use the nearest one to their classroom.
Students and staff should have their own frequent use equipment.
Students should bring to school the items listed on the school website each day, including:
- A well stocked pencil case containing blue / black pens, green pens, pencils and sharpener, ruler (preferably 30 cm), rubber, glue stick, coloured pens or pencils
- A school compliant scientific calculator (can be purchased from school)
- Reading book (provided by school)
- a small whiteboard, pen, and cleaning cloth (provided by school)
- School diary (provided by school)
- a face covering (Unless your child is exempt).
- A suitable school bag large enough to contain the equipment above as well as schoolbooks / folders / additional equipment when these are required to be taken home.
If you require support with providing equipment please contact your child’s Progress Leader.
We would also encourage students to bring a reusable drink bottle containing water or a squash or juice-based drink. Bottles can be refilled at the water fountains at school. The only drink allowed in lessons is water.
Students should not share food unless this can be done hygienically. Students may bring creative homework projects to school.
Until October half term, students in Year 7-8 should attend school in full PE kit on days where they have PE. If this creates a barrier to attending school or taking part in PE for your child, please contact their tutor or Progress Leader and we will try to put in place an alternative arrangement. Students in Year 9-11 should bring their PE kit to school with them and arrive at and leave school in full uniform.
Resources that are shared between classes, such as sports, art and science equipment will be cleaned carefully between classes, or rotated to allow them to be left unused and out of reach for a period of 48 hours (72 hours for plastics) between use by different classes. Outdoor equipment will be cleaned more frequently.
h) Measures for arriving at, and leaving the setting
The start and end of the school day is staggered, with Year 7 and 8 arriving at and leaving site 5 minutes before students in Year 9-11.
Parents and carers are asked not to gather at the school gates or to come onto the site without an appointment.
6. Stepping Measures Up and Down
6a) Face coverings
Face coverings are no longer advised by the government for students, staff and visitors either in classrooms or in communal areas. The government has removed the requirement to wear face coverings in law but expects and recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where you may come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. This includes public transport and dedicated transport to school or college.
Students, staff and visitors may choose to wear face coverings if they wish to do so, but are expected to do so sensibly and responsibly.
Where case numbers are high in our school or local community we may reintroduce the expectation that face coverings are worn in certain circumstances. This may include:
Green (no cases in school and case numbers < 100 per 100,000 in the local area): Face coverings are not required in school
Amber (Some cases within the school community and/or case numbers > 100 per 100,000 in the local community): Face coverings to be worn lining up and moving around indoor areas but can be removed when seated.
Red (Multiple cases within school and likely transmission on site): Face coverings to be worn at all times inside unless you are exempt, doing PE, or sitting in the Hall eating or drinking.
Our amber arrangements will be in place at the start of the school year and will be kept under review.
Face coverings should fit securely around the face to cover the nose and mouth and be made with a breathable material capable of filtering airborne particles.
Face visors or shields can be worn by those exempt from wearing a face covering but they are not an equivalent alternative in terms of source control of virus transmission. They will only be used after carrying out a risk assessment for the specific situation and should always be cleaned appropriately.
The use of face coverings may have a particular impact on those who rely on visual signals for communication. Those who communicate with or provide support to those who do, are exempt from any recommendation to wear face coverings in education and childcare settings.
We will make reasonable adjustments for students with SEND needs to support them to access education successfully. This will include discussing with students and parents the types of reasonable adjustments that are being considered.
No student will be denied education on the grounds of whether they are, or are not, wearing a face covering.
6b) Mixing and ‘bubbles’
Our outbreak management plans will cover the possibility that it may become necessary to reintroduce ‘bubbles’ for a temporary period, to reduce mixing between groups. Any decision to recommend the reintroduction of ‘bubbles’ would not be taken lightly and would take account of the detrimental impact they can have on the delivery of education.
Students will be taught in tutor groups for the majority of subjects in Year 7-9. While this reduces contacts and enables us to reintroduce “bubbles” if required, the decision has also been taken due to the educational benefits of mixed attainment teaching.
Green (no cases in school and case numbers < 100 per 100,000 in the local area): No year group areas at break and lunchtime inside and outside. Students from different year groups may attend enrichment groups together.
Amber (Some cases within the school community and/or case numbers > 100 per 100,000 in the local community): Year group areas at break and lunchtime inside but not outside. Students from different year groups may attend enrichment groups together if these are outside or other protective measures are in place.
Red (Multiple cases within school and likely transmission on site): Year group areas at break and lunchtime inside and outside. Enrichment activities take place in year group bubbles.
Our amber arrangements will be in place at the start of the school year and will be kept under review.
7. Outbreak Management Plan
We are required to have an outbreak management plan outlining how we will operate if there were an outbreak in our school or local area. Any measures in schools will be carefully considered and proportionate, and designed to minimise disruption to education as well as to ensure health and safety.
We will work with the local health protection team in the case of a local outbreak. If there is an outbreak in a setting or if central government offers the area an enhanced response package, a director of public health might advise a setting to temporarily reintroduce some control measures. Central government may offer local areas of particular concern an enhanced response package to help limit increases in transmission.
From September 2021, the DfE threshold for considering additional measures is whichever of these thresholds is reached first:
- 5 children, pupils, students or staff, who are likely to have mixed closely, test positive for COVID-19 within a 10-day period (5 children within any Year group where close contact is established or likely); or
- 10% of children, pupils, students or staff who are likely to have mixed closely test positive for COVID-19 within a 10-day period (2 or 3 cases within a tutor group in Year 7-9)
Step 1) Reviewing existing protective measures
When the above thresholds are reached, education and childcare settings should review and reinforce the testing, hygiene and ventilation measures they already have in place. There is more detail on these in the annex to this document and in the guidance for each sector.
We will ensure that staff, students and parents are aware of the outbreak so that they can increase their vigilance in monitoring for symptoms and testing.
Step 2) Seek Public Health Advice
We will seek additional public health advice if we are concerned about transmission in the setting, by phoning the DfE helpline (0800 046 8687, option 1) and contacting the Nottinghamshire Public Health team.
Step 3) Face coverings
We may increase our requirements around the use of face coverings for an agreed period.
Step 4) Review and limit planned activities and events
We will review the planned arrangements for any events within the next 10 days to decide if these can go ahead with amended arrangements / additional protective measures, or should be postponed or cancelled.
- residential educational visits
- open days
- transition or taster days
- parental attendance in settings
- live performances in settings
Step 5) Shielding
Shielding can only be reintroduced by national government. We will support any staff required to shield to work from home wherever possible, or provide paid leave of absence.
Where students are required to shield we will provide remote learning and pastoral support. This may be agreed for individuals on medical advice or for a temporary period given the school and local context.
Step 6) Attendance Restrictions
We will consider whether we need to move a group to remote education for a short period of time.
This decision will always be taken balancing the risks of further transmission with the impact of disruption to on-site provision, and considering the advice of the local authority and health protection team.
We will consider what other protective measures could be put in place instead, and will limit the number of students impacted as far as possible.
8. Additional Information
8a) Visitor Policy
We will ensure that key contractors and visitors are aware of the school’s control measures and ways of working.
School attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age and it is a priority to ensure that as many children as possible regularly attend school. Parents travelling abroad should bear in mind the impact on their child’s education which may result from any requirement to quarantine or isolate upon return.
Government guidance is that all clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) children and young people should attend their education setting unless they are one of the very small number of children and young people under paediatric or other specialist care who have been advised by their clinician or other specialist not to attend.
We follow the guidance on supporting students with medical conditions:
8c) Remote education
Not all people with COVID-19 have symptoms. Where appropriate, we will support those who need to self-isolate because they have tested positive to work or learn from home if they are well enough to do so. We will maintain our capacity to deliver high-quality remote education for the next academic year, including for students who are abroad, and facing challenges to return due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, for the period they are abroad.
The remote education provided will be equivalent in length to the core teaching students would receive in school. We will work collaboratively with families and put in place reasonable adjustments so that pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can successfully access remote education.
Students require a pc, laptop or Chromebook to access remote learning. We can loan a device if required and also provide a dongle with free data. Work will be set on google classrooms and students invited to join the lesson remotely via MS Teams where possible. Students will be taught how to use google classroom and MS Teams in Key Stage 3 Computing lessons.
Further information about our remote education arrangements can be found here:
8d) Education recovery
Information can be found on our website about how we have used additional catch up and recovery funding to support students in school.
8e) Pupil wellbeing and support
We are mindful that some students may be experiencing a variety of emotions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as anxiety, stress or low mood. Our Citizenship and PSHE programme provides universal support, and we also offer targeted support including additional pastoral support, counselling and referrals to external agencies.
8f) School workforce
We consult all staff on our coronavirus risk assessment and protective measures plan in line with Health and Safety at Work requirements.
We offer the opportunity for an individual Risk Assessment for staff who are Clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV).
We encourage vaccine take up and enable staff who are eligible for a vaccination to attend booked vaccine appointments during working hours where necessary.
8g) School meals
We will continue to provide free school meal support to any pupils who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals and who are learning at home during term time. This will be provided in the form of a supermarket voucher.
8h) Educational visits
We will ensure that any visits have adequate financial protection in place for both parents and the school to cover a variety of coronavirus related potential postponement or cancellations.
International visits are permitted from September 2021, but must comply with any travel restrictions which are subject to change, as well as having the necessary financial protections in place. This is likely to reduce the opportunities to plan or book overseas trips. UK based trips and residential visits are also permitted.
We will undertake full and thorough risk assessments in relation to all educational visits and ensure that any public health advice, such as hygiene and ventilation requirements, is included as part of that risk assessment.
8i) Extra-curricular activity
We will follow the government guidance for extra-curricular activity. This is in line with the guidance for schools so enrichment activities will follow our school protective measures plan.
For state-funded schools, it is intended that Ofsted will return to a full programme of routine inspections from September 2021 and will aim to inspect every state-funded school within the next 5 academic years. This will mean an extension of up to 6 terms in the inspection interval for those schools not inspected since the start of the pandemic. As our last inspection took place in March 2017, we anticipate that the school will next be inspected by March 2022.
8k) Accountability expectations
Data based on exam and assessment results from summer 2021 will not be published in performance tables and schools will not be held to account for this data. The DfE will publish Key Stage 4 and 16 to 18 subject entries and destinations data at school and college level in performance tables in autumn 2021.