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Parent Bulletin: 19.03.2021

19th March 2021

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Dear Parents and Carers

Whilst staff and pupils have continued to settle back into school this week, the on-site testing process has been concluded. This was an enormous logistical exercise: for pupils alone, 3152 tests were performed over nine days and they handled this extremely well. Once again, a huge ‘thank-you’ to our volunteers for all their help with this process, and for staying after their shifts yesterday to help put the sports hall back to rights, ready for lessons today.  

Home Testing - On Sunday, you will receive your email invitation to log into the Test-Register app to record the results of your child’s first test at home and the twice-weekly tests after that. This is a simple process and the children are very familiar with how to self-administer the swab tests. We are now dependent on our families participating in this process, as per the information sent yesterday, in order to keep school as safe as possible from any further Coronavirus infection. Please do support us by doing this.

Year 11 Assessment - CamVC staff, led by Ms Gildea, have been working with the Trust and our partners in other secondary schools to establish our assessment process for Year 11 students this summer and details have been sent to Year 11 parents this afternoon. Staff will use already-completed assessments, supplemented by further work and assessments over the next half term, to produce a grade for each subject which is based on a holistic and carefully moderated process.  

The Department for Education have published a large collection of guidance providing information for parents and carers of children attending early years settings, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Covid 19 hub on our school website is also frequently updated: If you have  concerns about any aspect of your child’s return to school, please contact your Year Team in the first instance.

There is a great deal of information in the rest of this bulletin, including details of many opportunities for your children. Please do take a few minutes to read through this.


I hope you all have a very pleasant weekend.

With all good wishes and take care,

Claire Coates

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