Headteacher Update 15th October 2021

15/10/21

Dear Parent

I hope you and your families are well. It has been another very busy week in school.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

These took place in school on Monday and Tuesday and every student who had signed up, was present and was eligible was able to be vaccinated. We know that a number of families were disappointed that the window for consent closed last Friday; the following message came from the CW&C vaccination team on Monday:

We’ve been made aware by the School Aged Immunisation Service that a number of parents / carers have made contact with them today to give their verbal consent for their child to receive their COVID-19 vaccination in school today or tomorrow having missed the e-consent deadline.

Unfortunately the team are not able to accept a verbal consent either over the phone or in person and so will be unable to vaccinate these pupils at this time.

That said, the team will re-open the e-consent form on Wednesday once those who submitted consent in advance of the initial deadline have been vaccinated and will then arrange to return to school in November for a mop-up session of these pupils.  They are currently looking at the programme to see when this can be accommodated and I will be back in touch as soon as I have additional date.

For any parents that wish for their child to receive the covid vaccine but who missed the session., lease ask them to call the Immunisation Team on 01244 397470 to enquire about a Covid catch-up clinic appointment.

LETTER FROM THE SECRETARIES OF STATE FOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH

The Secretaries of State for Education and Health have written a joint letter to parents about the vaccination of 12 – 15 year olds and the importance of continuing the twice weekly Covid-19 testing. The letter is attached with this email.

OTHER SCHOOL NEWS

  • We have now appointed our Year 11 House Captains, Sports Captains and Senior Prefects. I know that Mr Mason and Miss Naylor had a really tough time interviewing so many excellent candidates for these roles. Congratulations to the 16 students who have been selected; we know that you will make our school community proud.

 

  • We have also collected 420.9 KG of food for local foodbanks. This has been a Herculean effort by our students and staff (led by our School Chaplain, Mrs Morgan). We know that these contributions will be put to very good use in our local community.

 

  • This week has seen the return of the Mid Cheshire Cross Country competitions which were held on the campus. It was so good to see hundreds of local students competing and enjoying extra-curricular activities once again.

 

Enjoy your weekend.

In Caritas et Veritas,

Mike Holland


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