Dear Parents and Carers,
Further to my recent letters we continue to have an increasing number of teaching and support staff who are unable to attend school at the moment due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. We will always endeavour to keep the school open for as many students as possible but have to ensure that we have sufficient staff to teach the young people as well as maintain our high standards of health & safety.
Due to the increased level of confirmed staff absences for Friday 20th March, the decision has been made that students in Year 9 and Year 10 will not attend school on Friday but instead study from home. Year 11 students are invited to attend school between 9:30 and 10:30am to participate in a “Leavers’ Breakfast” event – please see my letter to Year 11 families for further details of this. Year 7 and Year 8 students should attend school as normal.
I would like to clarify that we do not have confirmed cases of the virus involving any of our school community and the reason for the partial closure is the shortage of available staff to teach and supervise our learners.
As outlined in my previous letters, work for students asked to stay at home will be available online via our ‘Frog’ website. Please click the link for more information and guidance on how your child can access this work: https://theradclyffeschool.co.uk/homelearning/
I once again apologise for the burden that this decision places on families but please be assured we have done everything we can to stay open and provide the regular timetable and curriculum for the maximum number of learners.
Please also see the two other letters sent today that provide additional information relating to school closure.
Mr J Cregg