New Risk Assessment (RA) January 2022
With the emergence of the Omicron variant we now need to make certain changes to our working practices within our schools in order to ensure all our children and staff are safe. We have been blessed so far in that none of the schools in the Trust have had to send classes or year groups home but we are well aware that should there be multiple children in a year group testing positive or too many staff who have caught the virus this may be inevitable. The good news is that the changes are less wide ranging this time around and there is to be no return to ‘Bubbles’ or any of those measures that made school life so hard in previous terms. If anyone wonders how the time of senior leaders is taken up as a result of COVID-19 they should note that this is version 17 of this risk assessment.
All in all we think this is a proportionate set of measures at this time and if the situation worsens we will update staff and parents accordingly.