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Covid-19 Information

General Information

Throughout the current pandemic, our priority is the safety of all members of the school community. Due to regular updates from central government, we will ensure all links to the latest information are posted in this section of the website.

Covid Catch Up Funding

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, a catch-up premium has been designed to mitigate the effects of the unique disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). This grant will only be available for the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Additional information is linked on this page alongside our Spending plan to support leaners at The Kassia Academy.

Letter from the Secretaries of State for Education and Health

The Secretary of State for Education and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care have written a joint letter to parents about the vaccination of children aged 12 to 15 and the importance of continuing with twice-weekly COVID-19 testing and reporting.

The letter provides information on COVID-19 testing and advises that, in response to potential outbreaks, local health teams may advise additional testing and isolation protocols at your school or college. For example, if a student or pupil is identified as a close contact by NHS Test and Trace, they may be asked to take daily lateral flow device (LFD) tests, while they wait for their PCR test result. In this scenario, they should continue to attend school or college as long as their LFD test results remain negative. Alongside the letter are some frequently answered questions for parents, from Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisation.

A copy of the letter is available to download. Please share this letter and the frequently asked questions with your parent networks.