Covid-19 Information

Term 6 Guidance 

We are delighted to have our students back in school. Students are following the exact same routine as during the Autumn term, arriving at school through their designated gate, in their full school uniform, with a rucksack and all resources for face-to-face learning in year group bubbles. PE lessons have resumed as normal and are taking place outdoors. Detailed plans for each year group have been emailed to parents/carers and can be found in the Communications section below. Please also watch our Return to School Video.

Face masks 

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 10 May and revised guidance from the Department for Education, we have amended our Risk Assessment in relation to the wearing of face coverings. From Monday 17 May onwards, students will no longer be required to wear face coverings in classrooms, corridors, or in any other communal areas around school, but can do so if they wish. We recommend that staff and visitors continue to wear face masks where social distancing cannot be maintained (i.e. in communal areas) but this is not a requirement. All other covid-related precautions remain in place.

COVID-19 testing

Students and staff are required to self-test at home twice a week and are being provided with lateral flow testing kits for this. It is recommended that tests are carried out on Sundays and Wednesdays. If your child has a positive lateral flow test, you must notify the school immediately (regardless of the time of day) by emailing covidtesting@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk so that we can inform close contacts who will be required to self-isolate. Government guidelines also state that a positive lateral flow test must be followed up by a PCR test. 

Support

Although all students belong to a House, our Heads of House are currently supporting year groups as follows and are an additional point of contact:

  • Year 7: Miss Kelly
  • Year 8: Mr Hirons and Mr Freeman
  • Year 9: Mr Bashford
  • Year 10: Mr Taylor
  • Year 11: Mr Crowford
  • Sixth Form: Mr Warren.

Furthermore, if you have any queries about general teaching and learning, please contact your child’s tutor or Mr Penny (wjp@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk) if the tutor is unable to resolve your query. For queries about specific subjects, please contact your child’s subject teacher. For queries around behaviour, welfare and wellbeing, please contact your child’s tutor or Mr Stratford (ms@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk) if the tutor is unable to resolve your query. 

Remote Learning Strategy

We are committed to providing a high-quality curriculum that can be accessed from home by our students. Our Remote Learning Strategy will ensure that students continue to follow their planned learning journey during remote learning when this is necessary. 

Remote Learning Strategy

Risk Assessment

We have revised our Risk Assessment (Version 8) in line with the updated DfE guidance and it is reviewed once a term as a minimum. We continue with our enhanced cleaning policies throughout the school and employing systems of control as guided by the DfE. 

Risk Assessment

Communications to parents/carers

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