Test and Trace: Rapid-result COVID-19 Testing for Staff and Pupils and Staggered Return.

In line with the current government guidance and communications regarding the rapid-results COVID-19 testing for staff and pupils in January please note the following:

  • All Trust secondary schools will be open from Monday 4 January in order to plan for the test and trace rapid-result process
  • Monday 4 January all Trust secondary schools will be closed to all pupils
  • Tuesday 5 January all Trust secondary school will be open to vulnerable pupils and those of key workers only
  • Remote learning will be in place for all other students from Tuesday 5 January
  • Vocational exams scheduled for the first week of January will go ahead as planned
  • Years 11/13 will return to school by 11 January
  • Remaining year groups will return to school by 18 January
  • All Trust Primary schools will be open as previously planned

We will continue to monitor and assess the guidance, working to keep our return to schools in January as safe as possible. Along with other measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and pupils to work safely and allow us to keep our schools open as safely as possible.