12 May 2021 Dear Parent
Further to the latest announcement from the Government, I write to share with you the arrangements in school from Monday 17 May.
From Monday 17 May students will not be required to wear a face covering whilst in school, but will be required to wear them whilst on school or public transport. If parents would like their child to continue to wear a face covering in school, they have the option to do so. Students should ensure they continue to adhere to the guidance relating to safe wearing and removal of face coverings.
Student bubbles and all other systems of control will remain in place. Students will still be required to sanitise and wash their hands on a regular basis and we will continue to encourage minimal physical contact between students.
Daily Contact Testing
The School has been invited to participate in a pilot scheme for Daily Contact Testing (“DCT”). This will mean that students and staff who are identified as a contact of another member of the School community will have the option of having a test on site every day for seven consecutive days, allowing them to continue attending school. As this is a new test, we are required to obtain consent from parents in order for students to participate in the DCT pilot. Further information relating to this, and the consent form, will be available on our website soon. Parents will be informed of this in due course.
School Roadmap to Re-discovery
We are still on track with our roadmap and are pleased that as of Monday we will move to Stage 3 and will be able to reintroduce many aspects of everyday school life, such as local trips and overnight stays and year group Sports Days. Students are encouraged to participate in these events, as we know they are a crucial part of school life.
The School Risk Assessment has been updated to reflect these changes and can be found on the website via the following link https://bit.ly/3tGkRu6.
I would like to thank you for your ongoing support as we navigate our way through the easing of restrictions.
Sir Kevin SatchwellHeadmaster
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All the staff at Thomas Telford School look forward to welcoming our students back on a phased basis from Monday 8 March, in year groups as follows:
Monday 8 March – Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9
Tuesday 9 March – Year 11 and Year 13
Wednesday 10 March – Year 10 and Year 12
This phased return to school for students has been set out in order to ensure the necessary testing can be carried out in line with government guidance.
We have organised to start the testing programme for students on their first day of return where parents have given their consent. The tests will be taken three times within the two week period. After this cycle, students will be provided with home testing kits in order to carry out a COVID-19 test twice weekly before coming into school.
Coaches from Wolverhampton will be running as normal for students and a Session 3 programme will be introduce from Monday 15 March. Students can continue to come to school wearing their tracksuit, on days they have Physical Education.
Can we also take the opportunity to remind students that they must continue to wear face masks while in classrooms and around school.
Working in alignment with the government road map, Thomas Telford School will reintroduce aspects of normal school life over the course of the summer term. We are very much looking forward to being able to hold Sports Day, Arts Nights, TTS has got Talent, Achievement Evening, assemblies, trips and visits and many other events that our students, parents and staff have missed out on over the course of this academic year. We do not take lightly the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our students and we will endeavor to return to the events that make Thomas Telford School the special place that supports and helps shape the lives of our students in so many positive ways.
Please continue to take care.
Sir Kevin Satchwell Headmaster
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Thomas Telford School is a City Technology College, sponsored by The Mercers’ Company and Tarmac Holdings Limited. It was established in 1991 to pioneer new methods of education, to raise standards for its students and to share successful practice with other schools. It is now widely regarded as one of the most successful state secondary schools in England and has established four Academies in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Madeley.
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