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Headteacher Updates

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We have had a fantastic week in school, with pupils in every year group working hard and enjoying themselves. This week I have seen some superb sketching, wonderful writing, fantastic fraction problem solving and heard about excellent achievements at the swimming baths too. Year Six did us proud on their visit to Tatton Park, having a practical day learning about their history topic and modelling exemplary behaviour outside of school.

 

Covid Update

 

Yesterday, nationally, the requirement to wear a face covering in secondary classrooms was removed, whilst the national requirement to wear face coverings in communal areas and corridors in all schools will be removed from the 27th January. However, Professor Ardern, Wigan Council’s Director of Public Health, recommends that that face coverings continue to be used in this way until February half-term. This will be reviewed on a regular basis and lifted earlier if the evidence locally supports such a move.

 

As such, our own mitigations will stay in place in school, and for visitors in school. The number of staff and children absent due to covid has dropped significantly this week, therefore, the request to LFD daily is no longer required. We ask, as ever, that national guidance for isolation and testing continue to be followed. If you are unsure, then please just give the office a call.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

 

If there is an outbreak in a particular class, it will be assessed against our risk assessment and Wigan Health Protection guidance, and we will communicate directly to you any additional actions that need to be taken.

 

Sickness and Diarrhoea

 

Not the most fun topic but just a reminder that children should remain off school for 48 hours since their last episode. Research continues to tell us that there are a variety of covid symptoms, so it is always worth doing an LFD to rule it out. Thank you for your support on this.

 

Class Assemblies

 

Family assemblies will continue to go ahead as planned. We do request that a maximum of two adults per pupil attend and wear a face mask. We will ensure adequate social distancing and ventilation in the hall. If adults are able to complete a voluntary LFD that morning, then it would be appreciated, however there is no requirement for proof and we are acknowledging of recent lack of stock etc. We are looking forward to Mrs Fisher’s Y2 assembly on Friday 28th January.

 

School Dinners

 

Our school dinners are delicious and nutritious! The menu is broad, balanced and Cath our cook and her team provide a brilliant service. Juniors are back eating hot dinners in the hall, so do please have a think about giving them a try. They are a good deal at £2.40 a day.

 

For now, have a lovely weekend, and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mr Aldridge

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