The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
School staff have been speaking to students about Coronavirus and will be sharing a PowerPoint presentation with them this week to discuss the key points around good personal hygiene, washing hands, not touching your face and also some of the other questions they may have which may be worrying them. We will of course also stay closely in touch with all of our parents and carers to provide updated information and advice as we receive it.
The link to the student PowerPoint presentation can be found Here
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However, we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting affected areas. Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the areas affected and advice can be found at:
Please find below information from the DfE regarding exam preparation and Ofqual advice and an updated link regarding travel arrangements overseas.
Exam preparation and Ofqual advice:
We recognise that students, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of coronavirus on the 2020 summer exam series. Ofqual’s advice at this time is to continue to prepare for exams and other assessments as normal. Ofqual continues to work closely with exam boards, other regulators and the Department for Education to plan for a range of scenarios, as the public would expect. Our overriding priorities are fairness to students this summer and keeping disruption to a minimum. It is still many weeks until exams start and we will issue updated advice if necessary, giving schools and colleges as much notice as possible.