Message to parents from the Principal 4th September

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

Just a quick update on how things are going since we reopened the school a week ago.
We are delighted to have our students back in school with us and they have been a credit to you all.
Our planning and procedures are working well so far but as we see more students in the building at the same time we will be in a position to update these if necessary.
We have seen great compliance with the requirement to wear face coverings. Please assure your son/daughter that should they forget to bring one we have a supply of disposable masks. These are available at the front office, from myself or the Deputy Principals, from Year Heads and Tutors.
May I also commend students on the lack of litter throughout the school. It is so important that each person cleans up after themselves. As I said in a previous email it is neither safe nor fair to expect the cleaning staff to pick up partially eaten food.
The one way system is working well, although it takes a bit of getting used to. However, we are requesting that you would talk with your young person again about physical distancing.
This is working very well in class but we really need students to be more aware of the physical space between them before and after school, at break times and when on the corridors. 
They may just need to be reminded that maintaining physical distance from others is a measure to safeguard the health of the entire school community. We are asking that each student take personal responsibility on this matter.
Please also ensure students are attending school in full and correct uniform. PE is on one day a week and it is only on this day that black tracksuit bottoms and a red school polo shirt may be worn. 
Please also ensure your son/daughter wears either a school jacket or a black jacket.
We are encouraging students to get out in the fresh air as much as possible. The order has been placed for a covered outdoor canteen area and we will be taking delivery of 13 more picnic tables next week. Some class groups will also be making outdoor furniture. We have lots of outdoor space and we ask you to encourage your young person to get out doors as much as possible. 
Again, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support.
Kind regards,
Caroline Herity