Sponne School update summer term 2021
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Welcome back to the summer term. I am pleased to report that so far we have had no positive Covid cases, though I am aware of a couple in our local community. Can I remind you that students should be testing at home twice per week using the lateral flow devices we have sent home and that the results need to be reported on the government site and logged on our school Google form. We have definitely seen a fall in the number of reported results coming into school and I suspect that this is due to some complacency and fatigue as cases have fallen nationally. I would very much appreciate it if you could check that your child has not got multiple boxes of devices in their bag and is carrying out their tests twice per week.
If your child develops any symptoms or tests positive using one of the lateral flow devices they must get a confirmatory PCR test and the household needs to isolate for 10 days unless this comes back as a negative result. If you have any queries regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact the dedicated school via email .
Year 11 and year 13 students are continuing to work through their assessments and I want to congratulate them on their determination and commitment. Their approach and attitude has been excellent. Final days for Year 11 and 13 will be Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May respectively.
We are delighted to confirm that we have finally been allocated some Section 106 funds from the development opposite the racecourse. We will be receiving approximately £1.3million and can therefore progress with our plans to improve the accommodation for our current students. This is likely to help us cover the costs for an extension to our science faculty and we are working with our architects to get this started before the summer holidays. More details on this to come!
We have Parents’ Evenings for Years 7, 9 and 12 during June and July. These will be via live video links for Years 9 and 12. We are hopeful that we will be able to invite Year 7 students and parents in to meet teachers face to face in school, pending Covid restrictions being reviewed on 21st June.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at school if there is anything we can do to support you at this time.
Dates for your diary
Thursday 10th June – Year 12 Parents Evening (remote)
Thursday 17th June – Year 9 Parents Evening (remote)
Thursday 24th June – Year 7A Parents Evening (TBC)
Thursday 1st July – Year 7B Parents Evening (TBC)