Dear Parent/ Carer
I hope that this letter finds you and your family well and that you are enjoying the summer break.
I take up the Headship at The English Martyrs Catholic School and Sixth Form College in September and have been working with the staff over the holidays to prepare for the new school year. It has been a privilege to work with such dedicated staff and to meet with such delightful students.
As you would have seen in the press all schools have been asked to offer students a lateral flow device test (LFD) before they begin the new academic year and a second test within 5 days. You have been asked to consent to this by completing a form which you can access via the link below.
By consenting you are helping us to keep our community safe.
The testing schedule will necessitate a staggered start to the school term.
Sixth Form students should attend school for their first test on the following day:
Friday 3rd September
The time your child should attend is attached in the programme for testing.
As Friday 3rd September is a PD day Sixth Formers should come to school for their test only.
Once they have had their LFD test they can return home and be ready to start School/ College at 8.40am on Monday 6th September.
If your son/ daughter is unable to attend please advise the school office on email@example.com and they will have their test rearranged.
We have planned a programme of induction to the new school year so that students understand the lateral flow testing, any new Covid rules and are familiar with our high expectations. This involves more assemblies and increased Tutor time so that students are fully supported, emotionally and academically. Attached is a summary of useful information about attendance and conduct.
We understand that some students might need additional support with testing or with a return to school. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office be emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.