Headteacher Update – 28th Nov
Dear parents and carers,
I hope all families have had a safe and restful weekend.
Snow – school is open as normal. Pupils should wear footwear appropriate for snow/ice.
Face coverings – This evening the DFE have confirmed that face masks are now compulsory in communal areas in school. This means the arrangements that were in place before half term will begin again. (The DFE will keep this under review and I will let parents know of any changes). This means that all students will need a face covering with them on Monday and will be required to wear these when moving through corridors and when they are in busy communal spaces. Whether or not a young person chooses to wear a face covering in lessons will continue to remain optional, with those who want to wear a face covering supported to do so.
DCI inspection – Our DCI inspection concluded on Tuesday evening after a very busy day in school. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their support and to let you know that your sons and daughters were a credit to the school throughout the inspection, displaying the school values and a positive attitude to learning in all they did. I am extremely proud of the collective efforts of both staff and students and the way they represented our school during the inspection.
For information, the inspectors provided initial feedback to senior staff, governors and the Trust, but this has to remain confidential until the final report is published by Diocese. This may take a number of weeks.
Until then, we are not allowed to share likely outcomes with families.
I very much look forward to sharing the full report and final judgements with families as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we look forward to a productive few weeks of this half term and then the half term that will follow!
Headteacher Update – 7th Nov
I hope everyone has had a good weekend. The first week of our second half term has been successful. As a school leadership team we could not have hoped for a better response from students who have settled back quickly into life at BRS, behaving extremely well and demonstrating the school values in their interactions with others. Please encourage your children to take advantage of the extracurricular enrichment opportunities available to them as part of their Sutton Experience. Whilst the academic outcomes our young people achieve at the end of Year 11 are vitally important, so is the wider personal development that comes from an excellent all round education. I would also take this opportunity to encourage parents/carers to get in touch with school immediately should there be anything that you think we could do to further support your children to be successful.
We would be most grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the following questionnaire – https://forms.office.com/r/H1SsPm7EXZ
Face coverings – We have been fortunate to see a dramatic reduction in cases of C19. This means that we will be removing the requirement for student and staff to wear a face covering through corridors and when they are in busy communal spaces. The use of face masks will remain optional, with those who want to wear a face covering supported to do so. We will keep this under review and should the number of C19 cases rise again we will reintroduce this measure.
Headteacher Update – 1st Nov
Dear parents and carers,
I hope all families have had a safe and restful half term break.
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday morning for what we hope will be another enjoyable and productive seven weeks of school. If you haven’t had the chance already please do check out our newsletter from last half term (link below).
Face coverings – The arrangements that were in place before half term will continue for at least the first week of the new half term (we will review these on Friday and let parents know of any changes). This means that all students will need a face covering with them on Monday and will be required to wear these when moving through corridors and when they are in busy communal spaces. Whether or not a young person chooses to wear a face covering in lessons will continue to remain optional, with those who want to wear a face covering supported to do so.
Headteacher Update – 22nd Oct
Please find above a link to our latest newsletter. Wishing everyone a lovely half term.
Headteacher Update – 11th Oct
As the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases increases in the Burton area we have decided to take further action to limit the spread of Covid-19 in school. From Tuesday 12 October 2021, all staff and students will be required to wear a face covering in communal areas in the school. This includes, when entering and leaving school, when moving between classrooms and when in assemblies/collective worship and the toilets and Dining Hall (except when eating and drinking). Students do not need to wear face coverings when they are outside at break and lunchtimes. We will also maintain our hand washing and ventilation measures and we do not require students to wear a mask in classrooms. Students who are exempt from wearing a face covering will not be required to do so in school.
These additional measures have been put in place under guidance from Public Health England and are designed to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 in school and the wider community.
We want to minimise the disruption to teaching and learning as much as possible and would like to remind parents that students should continue to attend school unless they have symptoms of Covid-19 or a positive lateral flow or PCR test.
Online learning is available for all students who are isolating through Firefly.
Whilst we are delighted that life at school has been much more normal since September we do need to remain vigilant in terms of the ongoing impact of the pandemic. With Covid-19 cases rising amongst the local community we thought it would be good to remind families on the prevention measures we recommend you maintain to protect yourself and others from transmission.
- Staying at home if you are displaying any symptom of Covid-19
- Regularly washing or sanitising hands
- Keeping open windows to aid ventilation
- Wearing a face covering in crowded spaces
- Using a tissues to catch coughs and sneezes
- Testing twice a week using a lateral flow test
- Attending for the Covid-19 vaccine (if eligible)
As always, school will continue to be led by expert guidance and regularly consults with Public Health to ensure our control measures remain appropriate. If and when any changes are necessary we will communicate these immediately with families.
I would like to thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.
For any parents that missed the Open evening we are delighted to offer BRS In Action tours –