Letter to Year 8 parents

13th November 2020

Dear Parent,

I am writing to let you know that we were informed this afternoon that a student in Year 8 has tested positive for COVID-19. The student concerned was last in college on Monday 9th November. I have been in contact with the Worcestershire Local Outbreak Response Team and based on their advice only Year 8 students who have been identified as close contacts have to self isolate. These students do not return to college until Monday 23rd November. The parents of these students have received a separate letter informing them that their child has been identified as a close contact. All other Year 8 students will be in college as normal.

I fully appreciate and understand that receiving this information may be upsetting and frustrating. Please be assured that we will continue to support your child’s learning and if your child has been asked to self isolate they will be able to access their learning via Google Classrooms, Students should aim to complete the work set each day in line with their normal timetable. Please note that there will be no live sessions as teachers will be teaching the remaining Year 8 students in college. If you have any queries about accessing Google Classrooms please contact bpain@blessededward.co.uk

Thank you as always for your ongoing support and understanding and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Greg McClarey

Headteacher