In view of the recent developments concerning the new variant, we will be introducing new measures as a precaution to slow down the spread of the variant while more information is gathered. As such, we will be putting in place the following from Tuesday 30 November until the end of term:
- Face coverings should be worn in communal areas by staff, visitors, and pupils in Year 7 and above, unless they are exempt.
- Pupils (in Year 7 or above) should continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt.
Safety measures are, however, still in place and our COVID Risk Assessment can be accessed here. Our staff remain committed to delivering the highest educational provision to the best of our ability and circumstance.
As part of an established group of independent schools in United Learning, we are benefiting from a wider team to support this. The sharing of best practice, ideas and innovation is something we have always been committed to and is particularly important in unprecedented times like these.
We are in constant conversations with colleagues across the group around the best and most successful approaches for remote learning. Our aim is always to be responsive and continuously improve, taking the advice of our network of experts. This ranges from identifying the safest and most effective remote learning channels, to implementing subject-specific guidance.
We also fully understand that these are difficult times for parents and, as a group of independent schools, United Learning is committed to helping ease the burden on parents who are facing sudden financial problems due to the impact of COVID-19 on their working or personal lives.
As well as committing to reductions in funding, United Learning has therefore created a £4million COVID-19 Hardship Fund which will be used to assist those families across the group’s independent schools who have been most severely impacted on by the current situation. For further details of this, please contact our Bursar to arrange a conversation.