20 October 2021
Parents will be aware that a number of schools in Surrey are having significant issues with COVID-related absences. At present, the number of our staff absent due to COVID is very low, as are our student numbers with confirmed positive tests, although student numbers are slowly rising.
We are monitoring the situation daily and communicating with Public Health where necessary. If we or Public Health feel any further actions are required at any time, then we will introduce these actions very quickly.
At present, I would ask all students to continue to follow government guidance on when to self-isolate (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/) and our College procedures for regular home testing and hand-hygiene.
As per our guidance on our website, students who are absent due to COVID-related reasons should access their work on OneNote as they did last year. All staff are putting their lessons and related resources on there each day so that there is no requirement for either staff or students to be emailing each other about the work. If your child hasn’t accessed the OneNote pages for their new classes yet, they need to do so first via Teams – this is the step that some students are missing out. Our support videos can be found here: https://www.collingwoodcollege.com/page/?title=Remote+Learning&pid=794 .
College is Closed on Friday
A reminder that the College is closed to students this Friday as this is a day in lieu of an extra bank holiday which has been announced for Friday 3 June 2022 for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which occurs during the half-term holiday.
I do hope you have an enjoyable and healthy half-term break.
Mr Tanner – Principal