14 Oct

Dear parents,

Thank you for your continued support. I can’t believe that we are coming up to a half-term break on Friday 23rd October!

Following on from the news this afternoon that a Year 11 pupil has tested positive for Covid19, we have liaised with Public Health Officials and have sent home a ‘teaching class bubble’ (11 I) who will remain isolated until Saturday 24th October.

An important letter containing all of the essential health and safety messages has been given to pupils to share with parents.

A special word of praise for all Year 11 I  pupils who have shown huge empathy and maturity beyond their years, in how they have responded to all instructions given from staff today. They are a real credit to their parents and we are very proud that they attend Holy Trinity.

Pupils who are isolating, have been given a comprehensive plan for their studies, to continue learning while they are at home and isolating. The plan mirrors the curriculum work that would have been covered in school. Pupils have been provided with all paper based resources and have been given details of how and when they can access online resources and teaching. It is recommended that pupils follow this plan as instructed and by doing this, time away from school can be productive and not wasted. In this very important year of study, strong motivation and a positive work ethic is required to be successful. Pupils are to bring in all completed work upon their return to school after half-term on Tuesday 3rd November.

A lunch is provided for all youngsters who are isolating if they would normally receive a free school meal. Please contact reception for the details of how and when this can be collected.

A reminder of our repeated safety message:

Coronavirus main symptoms are: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If your child is displaying any kind of Coronavirus symptom , they must stay at home for 10 days. If a member of your household is displaying any symptoms, the whole family must stay at home and isolate for 14 days. In both instances, ensure that you book a test immediately when displaying symptoms by using the online system or by ringing 119 if you are unable to book online. We would advise that you notify school in the event that your child or a family member receives a positive test. Please contact school if you are unable to access a test for any reason.

We pray that our unwell pupil makes a quick and full recovery. We also pray for all who continue to be affected by this virus around the world.

With every best wish,

Mr Crehan