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Welcome to our new member of staff Tegs

Tegs is 2 years old and is training towards becoming an assistance dog. She will hopefully become fully qualified before the end of the current academic year as she builds on the intensive training she has already received.


Tegs is currently settling into school-life and all the different smells and noises this brings. She can currently be found in Mr Ferrier’s office during the day, with the hope that she will soon be put to good work supporting students taking on an important role as she will, amongst other roles, work with children who have special needs, suffer bereavement or who are upset in any way and in need of calm, comfort and space before being able to tell an adult what has upset them. This will all take place under strict supervision at certain times of the day.

Tegs will be in school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

COVID-19 Risk Assessments - Keeping our pupils and staff safe

As a Multi-Academy Trust, we have used government guidance to form the basis of all our planning and decision making throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to help minimise the risk to our pupils and staff across our 15 academies.

Together we have identified the risks specific to each academy and have updated our COVID-19 Risk Assessment appropriately. For transparency, the following Risk Assessment provides you with the opportunity to view this academy's latest risk assessment that we will be following when our academies fully reopen in March.

As we are all aware, guidance and restrictions are regularly changing, and the impact of those changes may not be reflected in the document while it is going through amendment and review.

Your child’s safety is important to us, as is that of our staff. Please do not send your child into school if they are feeling unwell. If your child develops COVID-19 symptoms in school, they will be isolated and should be tested for the virus as soon as possible. Any siblings will also be sent home as a precautionary measure.

For the latest government advice for parents, please visit the government website.

We want to thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to work towards a safe return and getting “back to school”.

Covid Reporting

School staff will be working through the start of the holidays to 23rd December to support track and trace. We may be in touch if there is a positive case. 

We need to make you aware of the following information and relevant arrangements regarding positive cases in the holidays: 

If a student tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms within 48 hours of being in school e.g. by 2.30pm on Saturday 19th December, parents should contact us only via . We stress that you do not need to alert us about anything  else, only a positive test result during that time. 

Where a student tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms more than 48 hours since being in school, the school should notbe contacted. Parents and carers should follow contact tracing instructions provided by NHS Test and Trace -  

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