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15.12.21 - Return TO SCHOOL JANUARY 2022

The new academic term is due to start on Monday 10th January 2022 and we are required to carry out COVID tests on pupils as they return from their Winter break. We want our children back in school safely and with minimum risk to our students, staff and their families and community.

We are testing children with Lateral Flow Tests (LFT) and have been carrying out these tests since the start of the pandemic so are confident in our testing centre and the staff running it.

We do require parental consent for your child to be tested. For students who had consent previously, this will carry over.

 

Testing will take place on Monday 10th January and, if you would like to update your consent, you can do so in the following ways:

  • the consent form can be accessed or downloaded below for printing and signing
  • email school your consent on school@lostock.trafford.sch.uk giving your child’s full name and date of birth and stating that you consent to testing by the lateral flow method
  • bring your child to school for the test and sign the form in person.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL TESTING

For all tests please enter the school from the gate on Barton Road – the path runs alongside the Lostock Pharmacy and Medical Centre.
The theatre foyer is where our COVID testing centre is located. You and your child will not be able to access the main body of the school when you come for testing.
 

Date

HUB

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Mon 10/01/2022

COVID Test
8.30am - 9am

COVID Test
9am - 10.15am

COVID Test
10.30am - Midday

COVID Test
Midday - 12.45pm

COVID Test
1.30pm - 2.45pm

COVID Test
2.45pm - 4pm

Tues 11/01/2022

All students return to school for on-site learning.

  

EXAM STUDENTS

Additionally, we have two Y10 and Y11 Cambridge National exams on this first day of the new term.
These exams are not mock exams, they are official exams contributing to students overall grades for the subjects in question.
 

Mon 10/01/2022

AM

Test

Exam

Mon 10/01/2022

PM

Test

Exam

COVID Test
8.00am - 8.15am

Y10 Sports Science
& Y11 Sports Studies
8.45am - 9.45am

COVID Test
12.50pm - 1.05pm

Y11 Creative iMedia
1.35pm - 2.50pm

 
For all tests please enter the school from the gate on Barton Road – the path runs alongside the Lostock Pharmacy and Medical Centre.
The theatre foyer is where our COVID testing centre is located. You and your child will not be able to access the main body of the school when you come for testing.

 

On the day of testing you will be required to attend school for a maximum of 20 minutes.  If you do NOT consent to your child being tested you still need to let us know. We will continue to provide children with tests to take home and use from home twice a week. We do not insist on you consenting to a COVID test but advise you do so. We can only keep everyone safe if we have the vast majority of our young people tested to ensure that they are not asymptomatic carriers of COVID.

Once your child has been tested we will only be contacting you if the test is positive.

All the measures that students are familiar with such as hand sanitising, good ventilation in classrooms, cleaning of desks and staying at a 2m distance from others whenever possible will remain in place. Pupils will also be asked to wear masks in corridors and communal areas. Mask wearing be reviewed if there is an update at a national level.

Students will not be in school during the first day and so tasks and projects will be set online in preparation for the new term. These will be sent via email and loaded into Class Charts. We will also use this website to share key information with you so please keep checking it.

If you have any questions or concerns about the return to school please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Regards,

Lindsay Brindley

lbrindley@lostock.trafford.sch.uk