Dear Parents & Carers
I am writing to inform you that we have had a further case of COVID-19 in relation to a Year 11 student at Wilmington Academy. As a preventative measure, and following guidance from the Department of Education and clinicians from Public Health England we have decided to ask all year 11 students to self-isolate until Friday 20 November.
Providing your child is well they can return to school on Friday 20th November.
As you will appreciate, this has been a difficult decision to make as year 11 is a critical time for students but ultimately we must do everything we can to safeguard their health and that of the wider school community.
To support both staff and students wellbeing and validity of assessment data, we will postpone the mock exams to module 3.
Other members of your household do not need to self-isolate at the present time unless your child develops COVID-19 like symptoms. If your child does develop symptoms they should be tested immediately and the school informed as soon as possible of the result so we can further assess our response plan.
With regard to your child’s education, we will be providing comprehensive online learning for all students that are in self isolation over the next 14 days to ensure that they continue to make progress with their studies.
At the present time we are also facing staff shortages across various areas of the school which is unfortunately having an impact on the ability to deliver some back-office services. I would like to thank parents for their patience during this period and apologise in advance if you have to wait longer than usual for a response from us. We will of course return services to normal as soon as practically possible.
These are unprecedented times but please be assured that we are doing all we can to maintain high standards of learning whilst protecting the health of our students and their families.
Michael Gore | Principal