TBS HELPS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS WITH 800 LATERAL FLOW TESTS CONDUCTED IN FIVE WEEKS

The battle to stop the spread of coronavirus has been boosted by the rollout of lateral flow tests across schools with The Blandford School having conducted approximately 800 tests up to February half term, 22 on behalf of local primaries. The community will be aware of the close relationship with schools in The Blandford Schools’ Network and TBS were very pleased to assist fellow headteacher colleagues who requested support whilst they were waiting for their own test kits.

 

Fourteen members of the volunteer testing team have been working tirelessly to ensure the TBS testing area is sanitised, safe and operating in line with government guidance. The team, all of whom completed training early in January, includes current staff, an ex-GP, community volunteers (some with nursing experience) and governors.

 

TBS have been thrilled by the response to their request for help and are confident they will be able to scale up the testing regime (if required) when all students return to school. They are also extremely grateful to local businesses including Chaffers Blandford Limited for kindly donating money towards medical waste bags and hand sanitisers as although much of the testing is underwritten by external funders, the school has had to buy extra of these items as well as PPE.

 

As Sally Wilson, headteacher says ‘This really has been a massive team effort and a great example of the Blandford community and schools working together for the benefit and safety of all. I know the testing work we have conducted since the start of ’21 will stand us in really good stead as students return to school full-time and we gradually return to normal.’

                               

 

28 July, 2021

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Updated 02/07/2021

Dear Parent/Carer

 

Action to take if there is a positive Covid-19 test in your household over the weekend
If your child tests positive for Covid-19 over this weekend, please call the number below between 08.30 and 10.00am

 

07857 113728

 

We will then check our seating plans, and contact anyone who has been identified as being in close proximity to your child.  If you need to call, please also provide the names of anyone in your child’s friendship group so that they may also be contacted.

 

Many thanks

Sally Wilson

Headteacher

28 July, 2021

SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION

Updated 20/07/2020

 

Click Here For – Reopening Plans

 

  1. STUDENT WORK
  1. Messages for parents/carers Years 11 & 13
  1. Child Protection and Student Welfare Concerns
  1. Health and Wellbeing
  1. Contact details for Heads of Faculty, Heads of Year, Senior Leadership Team and IT Systems Manager

Thank you very much for your support

Sally Wilson

Headteacher