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COVID-19 Information

Headteacher's latest update – February 2021 

We are delighted to be welcoming students back from Monday 8th March 2021 with a phased return to allow for the testing of our students ahead of returning to lessons.  Testing of students will move to home testing after three tests have been conducted. Information about the phased return and home testing can be found below. 

Although testing is now taking place, it is voluntary. If you require further information about testing, please contact mainschoolpastraol@sggs.org.uk in the first instance. 

Our COVID measures and risk assessment have both been updated to reflect the new guidance. Most significantly, all persons should be wearing a face covering within spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained at 2m+, unless exempt. This includes classrooms. The inclusion of this measure will be reviewed at the end of this half-term in line with government guidance. Our risk assessment, which our Governors have agreed, is based on the most recent guidance from the DfE (22nd February 2021) and remains a working document. Governors and the SLT review the risk assessment regularly and update it in accordance with our lived experience in school and/or updates from the DfE. You will be aware that the reopening of schools is in the news again. Parents/carers and the student body will be updated on the school’s response to any changes in guidance from the DfE. 

For those coming on site, we have measures in place to make sure that our students, staff and visitors are safe. We ask all those coming on site to be familiar with our COVID measures and to understand that they need to adhere to these while here. Please be aware that at the present time, in line with the DfE guidance, we are limiting visitors but anticipate that as lockdown is released further, we will be able to welcome more people onto site, particularly prospective students. 

Should you require further information about the procedures on site or visiting the school, please email the Head’s PA in the first instance - HeadsPA@sggs.org.uk.   

Kind regards, 

Jacqui Cornell 

Headteacher