18 March 2020

Life changes on a daily basis at present, and as an organisation we have to adapt and manage change.

Following the Government's recent announcement with regards to self-isolation and the impact of Coronavirus on vulnerable groups, as of today we have upgraded our response.

In order to try and delay the spread of the virus, I have implemented the following at all Trust schools:

  • Inter school activities within the Trust and beyond will be suspended.  Therefore, all joint activities such as the Performing Arts Group, staff meetings, staff training etc. will cease.
  • MAT staff will be directed to work at one establishment and will not work across schools.  I will be based at Richard Crosse for the time-being.
  • Support from all external agencies such as Entrust Music Services, peripatetic music lessons and Progressive Sports will cease at the moment.
  • Swimming and inter-school sports are cancelled.
  • Extra-curricular clubs provided by external companies are cancelled.
  • Local Governing Committee, Local Advisory Group and Director meetings are suspended in the short term.
  • The forthcoming SIAM's inspection at St Mary's had been postponed.
  • At St. Mary's, the children will be taught in one of three classes rather than four, due to staff absence.