16th Oct 2020

Confirmed Covid-19 Case @West Exe School – 16 October 2020

We have been advised today that there has been a further unrelated confirmed case of Covid-19 within our school in year 9. As a result, 33 students in year 9 and 1 member of staff, who have been identified as being in close contact with the affected individual have been asked to now stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days, until Tuesday 27 October.

Remaining staff, pupils, parents and carers of other year groups have also been notified of the situation and we will continue to up-date our school community within 24 hours of being notified ourselves. We are very proud of how well students and families have communicated and followed guidelines.

The health, safety and wellbeing of all of our staff and young people is our absolute priority. We have put extensive measures in place to mitigate against the risk of transmission. The cases confirmed to date are separate, isolated cases, originating from outside the school. We will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with Public Health England.

The school has implemented home learning methods on our well established learning platform to ensure that those students who have been sent home are able to continue their learning by using all resources available, and to support parent/carers and pupils during this time. 

Please be assured that the Ted Wragg Trust is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all of its pupils and staff and are following guidance from Public Health England, to ensure that our school communities and those around them are best protected.

We would like to reassure parents and students that we will continue to routinely review our risk assessments and guidance. We will be in touch again no later than 2 September with the latest guidance from the Government

If you have any concerns, please click the ‘Government Advice’ link below for additional information.

Kind regards,
West Exe School