Principal’s Blog Week Commencing 14th September 2020
Good evening to our parents, carers, students and staff
Thank you for your support this week. I have been struck this week by how quickly events can change in what is a very uncertain time. I realise that many of you may be concerned about the news that the virus is spreading again around the UK and that possible plans for further restrictions are being considered.
At times such as this, it is important that we remain calm and work safely to do what we can in order slow the spread and protect one another. Therefore, please can I ask parents and carers, that you spend time looking at our behaviour appendix with students over the weekend. I’m sorry that an outdated version had been posted originally – the correct version is there now.
This week has been a very challenging due to many enforced staff absences. You will have hopefully seen in the letter from our CEO (Sian Thomas), and noted that we may have to consider implementing a rota system if we cannot safely run the site. The delays that staff have experienced in receiving test results have been difficult to manage this week. I will keep you informed in good time should we need to do this.
On a positive note, all tests that we have received have been negative. Please let’s keep up the good work regarding “Hands, Face and Space” and remember to follow the Rule of Six – if we all work collectively, we can slow the spread.
Finally, well done to students this week. It’s been great to see so many enjoy their work. A special well done to Year 11 – your assembly with Weymouth College this week was very positive indeed and it was fab to see so many of you out for Friday 5 Stars tonight.
Next week, we will see lots of our teachers return and I am pleased to let you know that we are looking to add an optional item of uniform that I think students will like and be a practical addition to our offer. More information next week!
Have a great weekend all – remember: Act Wisely, Build Community, Help Others!
John Cornish, Principal