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Re-Opening of KSA to Students

Important information for parents and carers

Dear Parents/carers,

I hope this letter finds you in good health at this time. I am writing to you with regard to the re-opening of Kettering Science Academy to all of our students.  The government announced that schools would open on 8th March for all students and a robust testing system would run in order to minimise infection.

As a result of this I have to inform you that we will be staggering our students back to school according to the following timetable.

Monday 8th:  Year 11, 12 and 13.

Tuesday 9th:  Year 10

Wednesday 10th:  Year 7

Thursday 11th:  Year 8

Friday 12th:  Year 9.

On these days students will attend school as normal arriving for a 0845 start.  In the case of the Sixth Form, for those requiring a test they are to arrive at the Academy on Monday 8th March at 0800.

For those of you who have chosen for your students to be tested but have not yet completed the online survey please do so by Friday 26th February. The survey can be found by clicking this link Parents are required to complete the consent form which should be brought into school on the students first day and handed in to the testing staff.  These students will receive the first of three tests, subsequent tests will be taken over the next week or so.  Following this a programme of home testing will start.  If you are unable to download the consent form please email and a paper copy will be posted to you. The consent form can be found below.

Those students who have been attending during the lock down will continue to attend from the 8th March as usual and will join their year groups as they come into school.

As this is staggered online learning will continue up until the students arrive for school on their allotted day.

Of course students will need to arrive in full school uniform and follow all the COVID regulations as they did prior to the Christmas closure. I must point out at this time that according to the latest government guidance, students MUST now wear a mask in classrooms as well as communal areas.  I would like to rely on your support with this precaution and make sure that your students have enough masks/face coverings to last the week.  Should you have any concerns about this please contact your student’s Head of Year.

I shall be writing to you again next week with further details of our reopening but I am very conscious that I need to give you all advance warning of our plans.

I would like to thank you for your continued support at this very difficult time and please rest assured that both myself and my staff are working tirelessly to support the students and get our face to face education provision working effectively as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully

Tony Segalini