18th March 2021
We will have completed our full two-week programme of mass testing for all our pupils this Friday, which will be well over 4000 tests. We have not had a single positive result to date, which is obviously great news for our school community. I must take this opportunity to not only thank all the pupils for taking part in this programme, but to commend them on their fantastic attitudes and behaviour whilst taking the tests. They were a credit to you.
Home-testing kits will be given out to all pupils who are eligible this Friday, 19th March. If you did not consent to the three tests in school, then your child will not receive these home-testing kits. There will be an instructional leaflet given out with the test-kits. Please keep this safe and refer to it as required. This Step by step guide to COVID-19 self-testing – YouTube, which I have sent previously, is also extremely useful.
Whilst the children are now more familiar with the swabbing process, please could I ask that you supervise your child in doing so at home. Government guidance says that for a secondary school student aged 11, the test should be carried out by an adult. For students aged 12-17 it should be supervised by an adult. Children have not been involved at all with the processing of the specimen during the tests in school, so we anticipate that you will carry out this part of the process. As the programme continues, this is something that you may want to include them in, particularly for older children. This is at your discretion.
Please note the following:
Thank you once again for your continued support.
Head of Teaching School
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