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Arrangements for the first week back

Plans for all years returning in September

At the end of what has been another year full of unexpected twists and turns, I would like to start by thanking you for your ongoing support of Leeds West Academy as we work together to provide the very best for our students and community.

I feel incredibly proud of both our students and staff who have navigated their way through the year with resilience and respect.

As we look forward to the start of the new academic year, I am pleased to share with you the arrangements for our students’ return in September. In addition to Leeds West Academy’s Enrolment, Induction and Year 7 Transition days, you may be aware that the Government has outlined plans for all students to be tested for Covid-19 on their return after the summer break. The table below outlines the schedule for the first week of the new year.

Start of School arrangements: Overview of Week 1

Monday 6th September

Staff CPD Day 1 (Academy closed to all pupils)

Year 8 & 11 COVID test 1

Tuesday 7th September

Staff CPD Day 2 (Academy closed to all pupils)

Year 9 & 10 COVID test 1

Wednesday 8th September

Year 7 Transition Day 1

Year 8 - 11 Enrolment Day 10am - 7pm

Year 7 COVID test 1

Thursday 9th September

Induction Day (All year groups)

Year 8 & 11 COVID test 2

Friday 10th September

Lessons commence

Year 9 & 10 COVID test 2

Monday 13th September

Normal timetable continues

Year 7 COVID test 2

 

 

Enrolment Day (Years 8-11): Wednesday 8th September

The new term will begin for students on Wednesday 8th September 2021 with students in Year 7 enjoying a Transition Day to support them adapting to life at Secondary School. For students in Years 8 – 11, the first day of school will be their Enrolment Day which will run from 10am to 7pm online. We have made the decision to host these important conversations online as a precautionary measure to support the reduction in the spread of Covid-19, and to minimise the amount of time that parents* may need to take off work. Students and their parent/carers must attend their online meeting with their child’s form tutor before beginning the new academic year. Enrolment Day is an essential part of the academic year in which we will outline with students and parents/carers the expectations, support and opportunities we can work with our families to provide to ensure successful futures. At the appointment we will be able to discuss your child’s progress and attendance, set targets for the new academic year, and discuss the home/academy agreement as well as our Positive
Behaviour Policy.

A link to a booking system is below for you to book your appointment at a time of convenience during the day. The booking system will be live from Friday 23rd July 2021. If you require assistance with booking your meeting, please contact reception. The appointment will last approximately 15 minutes.

You can access the booking system by using this link: Parents Booking. Prior to attending your enrolment meeting, all parents are requested to complete the enrolment day form. Which can be accessed here: Enrolment day form.

Asymptomatic Testing Schedule for w/c 6th September

Upon returning to the academy students will be invited to complete two lateral flow tests conducted on site with supervision by academy staff. Once these tests have been completed, students will then commence with home testing. In advance of the testing in September, all parents* are required to give their consent via completion of a form that will be sent via text message towards the end of the summer holiday. Testing is strongly encouraged, but is not mandatory and students who have not been granted parental consent must attend the academy on Thursday 9th September 2021 for their Induction Day.

For further information with regards to how to complete a test can be found here: COVID-19 Self Testing.

Students will be allocated a specific time slot to attend their test appointment which will be coordinated and communicated out by the Admin Team. You will receive your appointment by Friday 27th August 2021 via text message.

If you have not received your appointment by this date, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Call: 0113 229 5454

Email: info@leedswestacademy.org.uk

We are very much looking forward to warmly welcoming our student’s back into the academy in September and would like to wish you and your loved ones a restful summer break.