8th November 2020
I am writing to let you know that we have a student in Year 11 who has tested positive for COVID-19. The student concerned was last in college on Tuesday 3rd November. I have been in contact with the Worcestershire Local Outbreak Response Team and based on their advice Year 11 students should not come into college on Monday 9th November and must stay at home. I am awaiting further guidance from Public Health and they will be in contact with me on Monday 9th November to assess whether we have a full or partial Year 11 bubble closure from Tuesday onwards. I will contact parents as soon as this decision has been made.
I fully appreciate and understand that receiving this information may be upsetting and frustrating especially as mock examinations were due to start tomorrow. Please be assured that whatever decision is made we will continue to support your child’s learning and that mock examinations will be rearranged. Students will be able to access their work in the usual way via google classrooms and they should follow their normal timetable.
The college has already implemented its track and trace plan and been in contact with the parents of the confirmed case. At this point neither you or any siblings need to self-isolate unless you develop symptoms.
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.