Dear Parents and Carers,

Yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister of a phased and cautious pathway out of “Lockdown” is most welcome.

With every announcement in respect of lockdown, the finer details of impact must now be fully considered.

The trust will work over the coming days to put in place the necessary measures, taking account of the risk assessments to ensure our schools are Covid secure and welcoming for both staff and pupils.

This phase of withdrawal from lockdown must be treated with caution as the PHE has set out the threat from the virus remains.

Parental support and pupil adherence to adapted structures and protocols will be essential.

For secondary aged pupils, the guidance on testing along with clarity on the rationale for testing and any associated permissions will be set out in the near future and we ask parents and carers to explore this information with all children in advance of 8th March.

With your cooperation, we aim to deliver the highest quality onsite education within the guidance for everyone from March 8th until the next review date in April.

Our headteachers will be in touch to give you the relevant advice in respect of next steps for your child’s return to school in the week beginning 8th March 2021.

Yours sincerely

Hugh Hegarty CEO

NPQH | M.Sc. | PGCCGC | B.Ed. Hons.| CTC

Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust