Update for Parents and Carers 12th February 2021

As we reach the half term holiday and the mid-point in the school year, I would again like to thank everyone for their kindness and patience over the past couple of months as we have reacted to the lockdown.

Just as at Christmas, school is required to continue supporting NHS track and trace over half term if any staff member or pupil should test positive. If any pupil should develop any of the COVID symptoms in the first 48 hours after we break up ( ie 13th or 14th February 2021) and then goes on to be tested and gets a positive result you must call this number 07551 647394 as soon as possible to let us know. This number is only for positive COVID test calls. For any other enquiries please call the main school number.

Should there be a positive case we will contact all families and staff members who are potential contacts and advise them so self-isolate for 10 days.

We have now recorded our 5th week in a row of negative results for staff lateral flow testing which is really excellent and a reflection of how hard everyone is trying, inside and outside of school to stay safe.

I would also like to offer my thanks and admiration to the brave secondary pupils who have undergone swab testing in school for the past few weeks. We are all really proud of them as they too have done their bit to help keep their class bubbles safe.

All Wyvern staff have now been offered a COVID vaccination so, along with the testing and all of our other measures, we are doing everything possible to make sure we are a safe environment.

Thank you to all of our parents and carers who have cooperated with our request to keep their child at home if they are ill with coughs and colds. We are relying on tight staffing arrangements and a member of staff off with a cold or stomach bug could result in the closure of a whole class bubble.

We would also remind everyone that it is still really important that, over the holidays, they do not mix households against the current restrictions. Some cases of this happening have come to our attention recently.

We really do recognise what an incredibly difficult time this has been for everyone – especially those who have not had a place offer and those struggling with the restrictions. Please be assured we are doing all we can to open up as many places as possible, all the time.

A very happy and healthy half term to everyone. Term starts again on Monday 22nd February.

Bruce Douglas

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