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Dear Parent/Carer, we hope that you have all had a great Easter break. Please see a few reminders and updates in readiness for Monday the 19th of April.


Home Testing

Please ensure that all home testing continues twice a week throughout the holidays each Sunday and Wednesday evening. Please can you take extra care to ensure that your child completes their home test on the evening of Sunday 18th April in readiness for them to return to school. A reminder that any positive home tests will mean your child must self-isolate at home and book a PCR test. You should also inform the school by email on positiveorvoid@ilfracombeacademy.org.uk

If your child receives a follow up negative PCR test result, then they will be able to come back into school.


Face Coverings

Face coverings must still be used whilst moving around the corridors, social spaces. At this time the DfE is still encouraging students and staff to wear their face coverings during lessons. This will be left to the individual to decide what is best for them. This as ever does not apply to those students and staff that are exempt. Students should also continue to wear face coverings on school transport unless they are exempt.


Mobile Phone Policy

We would like to remind all students, including Sixth Form, of our mobile phone policy. If brought into school, mobile phones must be switched off (not put on silent) and placed in students’ bags. There may be occasions when a teacher allows a phone to be used under strict direction and supervision for learning in lessons. This is the only exception and phones will be confiscated if they are seen at any other time. Under no circumstances should phones be used in the corridors as this poses a health and safety risk.


Uniform Expectations

As we look forward to welcoming warmer weather in the final term of the year, students need to remember to wear the appropriate uniform. Outdoor coats, this includes hoodies or sweatshirts being worn as outerwear, need to be removed at the beginning of tutor time and placed in bags. They should not be worn whilst moving around the school building or in lessons. On days when students have practical PE lessons, they are permitted to wear their school PE kit. They are not allowed to wear sports kit on any other day. These expectations of school uniform will be monitored regularly in the summer term and we are grateful for parental support in ensuring their child is appropriately dressed for school.


On behalf of everyone at The Ilfracombe Academy, we wish our students, parents and carers a restful, and hopefully sunny weekend.


Yours sincerely,




Steve Rogers

Headteacher

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