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Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs)

Friday 14th May 2021

Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs)

Information relating to Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) was recently sent to all parents and carers. 

The letter and details can be found here.

USE OF FACE COVERINGS – COVID-19

Friday 14th May 2021

USE OF FACE COVERINGS – COVID-19

Ahead of the planned further easing of restrictions from Monday 17th May, advice and information about the continued use of face coverings in educational settings in Bury has been provided by The Bury Health Protection Board in light of the presence of COVID-19 variants in Bury, most notably the one known as the Indian variant.


Their advice highlights the following points in particular:

  • The importance of regular testing and reporting of results to reduce risk of transmission. This is still national policy.
  • The Prime Minister recently announced the intention to relax measures for the use of face coverings in schools from the 17th May. The exception to this is for those areas where there are local outbreaks, and where existing arrangements should be maintained. Current, local, advice is that the use of face coverings in schools and colleges should be retained until further notice. We are committed to rescinding this requirement at the earliest opportunity.


A letter to our parents and carers relating to this advice can be found here.

The importance of testing and reporting your results

Friday 14th May 2021

The importance of testing and reporting your results

As society opens up further from Monday 17th May, testing will continue to play a crucial role, in and out of classrooms, in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). This is particularly relevant in helping to manage the spread of new variants of the virus in the local area.

We would like staff and students to continue to test themselves and report results. Reporting test results can be done simply and quickly, from mobiles, online or by phone, and should be completed straightaway. Reporting not only supports contact tracing in the event of a positive case but assists our understanding of community rates of infection.

Please use the LFD test kits to carry out two tests per week and report results as soon as possible. If you need to access further tests, and you will as the term progresses and your original supplies run down, you can do so from college.

Important: We have also been advised by the local health protection team that the new Covid variant has a wider range of symptoms. As such, if students feel at all unwell, they are advised to stay off college for a minimum of 48 hours or until their symptoms have fully resolved.

Should animals have human rights.

Monday 10th May 2021

Should animals have human rights.

Thank you to the University of Manchester for last week’s Philosophy Workshop. PhD candidate Matthew Wray Perry invited Year 12 students to consider whether animals should have human rights – leading them to explore the possible ethical, political and environmental consequences.
www.manchester.ac.uk/research/environment/governance/ethics/

Let’s take this next step safely.

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Let’s take this next step safely.

It is vital that staff and students continue to test twice weekly - to identify asymptomatic cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and prevent the spread of the virus.
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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