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Posted on 23 Oct 20 by

Dear Parents and Carers

A huge thank you to you for your support this half-term, for a very strange start to the year. We have been very impressed with the way the students have adapted back to being in a new learning routine.

This week I attended the first Student Movement meeting of the year, led by Head Girl Chloe, Head Boy Roman, Deputy Head Girl Katie and Deputy Head Boy Josh.  The students are being led by an excellent team who questioned me on our plans for after half-term and ways forward to keep the school safe.   I am sure they will be a strong positive force, taking students’ views and opinions forward to ensure all is working well.

A few reminders for after half-term –

Return after half-term
Monday 2 November – Yrs 9, 10 and 11 only
Tuesday 3 November – Yrs 7, 8 and 11 only
Wednesday 4 November – all year groups
The changes after half-term have been explained to the students and the staggered return is to allow the students time to familiarise themselves with the new one-way system.
For the first two weeks there will be staff in place to guide the Yr 7 students as they are not familiar with moving around the whole school.

Travel – some of our cyclists are still causing motorists a concern, without regard for other road users and often are not wearing helmets.  Please do remind your children of the safety requirements on the road.

Masks– Students need to wear a mask as we move to our on-way system after half-term across the school.  Please can they also have a spare mask too as we are issuing many masks at present.   They must also wear them on all Public transport.

Equipment – Students need to ensure they have all the basics for their day in school, pens, pencils etc. and their own hand sanitiser if they wish.

Absence – if your child is ill with Covid symptoms or is having to isolate, please can you let us know straight away.  (email svincent@bourne.org.uk )

Canteen – we are happy to announce that the canteen will reopen after half-term.  Students will be able to either buy food at break or lunchtime and this will rotate weekly.

Monday 2 November – Yrs 9, 10 and 11 can use the canteen at break and lunchtime
Tuesday 3 November – Yrs 7, 8 and 11 can use the canteen at break and lunchtime

Wednesday 4 November – all students return – Yrs 9, 10 and 11 at break time and Yrs 7, 8

The following week – Yrs 7 & 8 at break time and Yrs 9, 10 and 11 at lunchtime.

The menus will shortly be on our website for you to view.

Wishing you all a restful half-term break.

Kind regards

Yvonne Watkins
Headteacher

 

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