Executive Principal’s Blog – 6.11.20: ‘The Art of Life – constant readjustment!’
As we continue to respond to ever changing Government guidance I would like to thank all parents and carers and students for their support this week. On Wednesday at 15.48 we received official information from the DfE for implementation the next day. All parents and students would have received the Groupcall message that stated:
Following the Government announcement made earlier this evening which stated that face coverings should be worn by students in corridors and communal areas where physical distancing cannot easily be maintained, please ensure that your child brings a face mask to school tomorrow along with a clean plastic bag to keep it in during the day. As some individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings we expect students to exercise sensitivity in this regard.
In relation to face masks it is vital that face coverings are worn correctly. Please do read the clear instructions provided via this link: how to put on, remove, store and dispose of face coverings to avoid inadvertently increasing the risks of transmission. Safe wearing of face coverings requires cleaning of hands before and after touching – including to remove or put them on – and the safe storage of them in individual, sealable plastic bags between use. Where a face covering becomes damp, it should not be worn and the face covering should be replaced carefully.
This week we have also sent out an important questionnaire to all students and staff related to all the different measures we have put in place to keep students and staff safe this term, so do encourage your children to give their views. Their responses will help us continue to make adjustments over the coming weeks to ensure their safety, balancing the need to keep learning and school routines as normal as possible.
Do remember to click on the following links for updated information during these ever-changing times:
Covid-19 Risk Assessment and School Reopening Plan
Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Finally, I would like to wish all students and staff every continued success this half term. Have a good weekend and as always remember to click on the usual link to read our latest BMS News.