Rapid Covid Testing

 

IMPORTANT – Please register for Crestwood FSM Food Box Delivery

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please complete the Google Form (link here https://forms.gle/CyUnJYGpUvtZyZJfA) if you wish to participate in the food parcel scheme delivered from Harvest Fine Foods.  If you completed the form in March/April 2020 for Lockdown 1, please re-do the form.  This is to ensure we capture accurate contact information and adhere to GDPR and data protection law.
The food parcel delivery scheme is for students eligible for free school meals.  We feel this is a better way to get food to those children who are entitled, as the food is delivered to the door of your home and you do not need to leave your home.
We are hoping deliveries will commence week beginning 11th January for Cherbourg campus parents and week commencing 18th January for Shakespeare campus parents.  Deliveries will be for 2 weeks at a time.  As per Mrs Dawkins letter of 5th January, we will not be issuing vouchers this term.
Please complete the form by Friday 8th January 2021 by 12 noon at the latest.
If you have any queries, please contact Julia Hughes, Business Manager, at julia.hughes@crestwood.hants.sch.uk.

School Coronavirus Update – 31/12/2020

Dear Parents/Carers, 

 

I am writing to update you after the Senior Leadership Team met this morning. We are entirely committed to delivering what is right for our school, our community and as you know I will always be honest and transparent where I can. With this in mind, I share with you here the guidance that arrived yesterday evening. This delayed opening was not unexpected and I truly believe it is the right decision for maintaining student, staff and our families safety and well being. 

 

Whilst some may have political views on schools being used as testing centres, perhaps now is the time to clarify our position. There is an explicit expectation, by the DfE, on ALL secondary schools to undertake the lateral flow testing for COVID routinely for staff and at the start of term for ALL students. This is not something that I, as the Headteacher, can go against. There is no financial incentive for schools to do this testing, but reasonable costs incurred as part of the initiative will be covered by the DfE.

 

I am truly grateful to my loyal, committed team of staff who have embraced the changes to the start of term arrangements, giving up some of their much needed holiday. I am really pleased to report that we, as ever, are ahead of the process. We have already undertaken significant planning, training and construction work on setting up our systems and procedures to ensure that we are ready to implement mass testing as soon as we receive the tests and further equipment on 4th January 2021.

 

Within this latest letter you will receive detailed guidance about remote learning planned for the first week of term. As you know we already declared an INSET day on Monday 4th, so learning will commence from Tuesday 5th January. Many of you will have already had a very positive experience of  remote learning  during lockdown 1, but I am also acutely aware that some of our Year 7 families will be worried at something that may be different from their experience at primary schools. Guidance is attached to this email on how to access the learning and also access to devices if you are in difficulty. May I take this opportunity to reinforce that these lessons are not optional and attendance registers are taken for each lesson, as per normal school. Non attendance may see further action being taken. Read more