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    1. IF YOU HAVE MILD COVID SYMPTOMS (such as a runny nose, sore throat, or mild cough):

    • YOU DO NOT NEED TO ISOLATE

    • YOU CAN ATTEND SCHOOL / WORK

    • YOU SHOULD TAKE ADDITIONAL HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS​

     

    IF YOU ARE VERY UNWELL / HAVE A FEVER:

    • YOU NOT NEED TO TEST
    • YOU SHOULD TAKE ADDITIONAL HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS
    • YOU MAY STAY AT HOME UNTIL WELL ENOUGH TO RETURN
    • YOU SHOULD AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHERS FOR 3 DAYS
    • YOU SHOULD NOT RETURN IF YOUR TEMPERATURE IS STILL HIGH AND YOU HAVE A FEVER

     

    AND WHEN RETURNING TO SCHOOL / WORK:

    • CONSIDER WEARING A FACE MASK (MASK WEARING IS VOLUNTARY)
    • TAKE BASIC HYGIENE PRECAUTIONS 

     

     

    SITE DEVELOPMENTS

    IN 2021-22, THE ACADEMY TRUST BOARD INVESTED IN MANY IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SITE AND FACILITIES IN 2021-22. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED: 

    SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN PERFORMANCE ARTS 2021-22

    COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT OF THE DRAMA /THEATRE STUDIOS, INCLUDING NEW LIGHTING AND SOUND SYSTEMS (AUGUST 2021)

    NEW SOUND SYSTEM IN THE CONCERT HALL & NEW STAGING

    SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN MUSIC EQUIPMENT & TECH

    CREATION OF SUPERVISED STUDY CENTRE 7 (100 capacity) AND SUPERVISED STUDY CENTRE 6 (30 capacity)
    CREATION OF 3 ADDITIONAL LARGE CLASSROOMS
    NEW & ENHANCED FIRST AID CENTRE
    NEW & ENHANCED FINANCE CENTRE
    SOUND ABSORPTION TILING OF CRANFORD SUITE & BLOCK-A STAIRWELLS
    SIGNIFICANT FIRE SAFETY WORKS ACROSS THE SCHOOL (EARLY WARNING, EVACUATION, FIRE RETARDATION, EDUCATION)
    REFURBISHMENT OF 2 CORRIDORS IN BLOCK B
    RESURFACING OF PLAYGROUND & SOUTH END TO ALLOW REGULAR USE AS ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY CAR PARK & INCREASE PARKING CAPACITY
    CREATION OF DISCRETE STORAGE & REFUSE COMPOUND TO IMPROVE THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT & REDUCE FIRE SPREAD RISK
    NEW & ENHANCED LIGHTING TO BRIDGE GATE, IN MEMORIAL GARDEN & MAIN CAR PARK
    MAJOR INVESTMENT IN LAPTOPS AND ICT INFRASTRUCTURE
    REFURBISHMENT OF PORTABLE CLASSROOM ENTRY RAMPS AND FIRE EXITS
    PLANTING 1,000 NEW TREES to begin the creation of a 'Woodland Walkway' arboretum. 
    and much more ......

     

    THIS YEAR ......

    2. SUMMER 2022 DEVELOPMENTS / INVESTMENT

    DURING THE SUMMER BREAK 2022, THE ACADEMY HAS CONTINUED TO INVEST IN THE LEARNING, COMMUNITY AND SAFETY/SECURITY FACILITIES AND THIS INVESTMENT WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT 2022-23.

    LEARNING & COMMUNITY

    MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN 'PE AND COMMUNITY SPORTS' 2022-23

    EXPANSION AND COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT OF PE CHANGING ROOMS, SHOWERS & TOILETS / OUTDOOR COMMUNITY SPORTS CHANGING ROOMS, SHOWERS & TOILETS (MALE & FEMALE): AUGUST 2022
    COMPLETE REFURBISHMENT OF INDOOR COMMUNITY SPORTS CHANGING ROOMS, SHOWERS & TOILETS (MALE & FEMALE): AUGUST 2022
    NEW TENNIS COURTS, LINE-MARKED WITH BRAND NEW FLOOD LIGHTS (QPR FUNDED). AUGUST 2022
    NEW FENCING FOR THE TENNIS COURTS: SEPTEMBER 2022
    NEW, ENLARGED PE OFFICE TO ACCOMMODATE INCREASED PE STAFFING AND SUPPORT CURRICULUM & COMMUNITY EXPANSION IN 2022-23 AND BEYOND: JULY 2022
    DESIGNATED PE CLASSROOM (2022-23)
    PLAYGROUND (RECENTLY RESURFACED): LINE MARKINGS & OUTDOOR BASKETBALL FACILITIES (2022-23)
    OUTDOOR ACTIVITY / INACTIVITY HUBS AROUND THE SCHOOL SITE (2022-23) 
    UPGRADED LIGHTING IN CRANFORD SUPERDOME: MAY 2022
    EXTENSION OF Wi-Fi TO SUPERDOME AND FIELD: AUGUST 2022
    NEW & RESPRUNG FLOORS FOR SPORTS HALL & DANCE STUDIO (OCT 2022)
    NEW FLOOR FOR UPPER GYM (OCT 2022) 
    ZONING OF SITE / ROTA FOR USE OF DIFFERENT AREAS BEFORE SCHOOL & DURING BREAK TIMES  (2022-23) 

    SEPTEMBER 2022

    MR HAMESH RATTU, APPOINTED AS TRAINEE SENIOR TEACHER (COMMUNITY) & SCHOOL GAMES ORGANISER

    MR BASHEAK BASSUE, APPOINTED AS HEAD OF SCHOOL PE

    MR TOM BELL, MS ELLIE BODDY & MS BESIME ISIKGUN APPOINTED TO THE PE TEAM

     

    MAJOR INVESTMENT IN 'DIGITAL & VISUAL, FINE ARTS & MEDIA' 2022-23

    ALL THE DIGITAL VISUAL, FINE ART AND MEDIA ROOMS ARE BEING CO-LOCATED IN BLOCK-B. THEY ARE BEING COMPLETELY REFURBISHED AND MODERNISED IN AUGUST 2022. THE CURRICULUM IN THESE AREAS IS ALSO BEING REVIEWED

    STUDENT ENTRY TO THE NEW CLASSROOMS WILL BE FROM THE DOORS ON THE FIELD SIDE OF BLOCK B

    HENCE, AN ADDITIONAL ACCESS ROUTE FROM THE CONCOURSE IS BEING OPENED TOO (NEAR THE SCHOOL SHOP) IN SEPT 2022

    IN ADDITION TO THE REFURBISHMENT AND NEW FIXTURES & FITTINGS, THERE WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY (2022-23)

    STORAGE WILL BE ENHANCED FOR EQUIPMENT AND STUDENT WORK. AUGUST / SEPT 2022

    A NEW KILN ROOM AND POTTERY WORKSHOP WILL BE BUILT NEAR THE ART ROOMS. (AUTUMN 2022 / SPRING 2023)

    A NEW COVERED EXTERNAL SPACE AND WILL CREATE THE POSSIBILITY OF ART EXHIBITIONS REACHING A WIDER AUDIENCE AS WELl AS OUTDOOR ART CLASSES (2022-23)

    CREATION OF A NEW T-LEVEL CLASSROOM WITH NEW SPECIALIST TECHNOLOGY
     

    CONTINUED MAJOR INVESTMENT IN 'ICT INFRASTRUCTURE' 2022-23

    IN ADDITION TO THE VERY HIGH LEVELS OF INVESTMENT IN COMPUTERS, REMOTE ACCESS & ICT INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGHOUT THE RECENT PANDEMIC, WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPGRADE OUR EQUIPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE TO ENSURE OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF CAN LEARN AND TEACH WITH CUTTING EDGE RESOURCES

    IN AUTUMN 2022, A NEW ICT SUPPORT CENTRE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN CR2 (NEAR THE SCHOOL SHOP) TO GIVE MORE SPACE FOR AND BETTER ACCESS TO OUR BRILLIANT ICT SUPPORT TEAM LED OUR SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGER BY ADAM URCH.

    STUDENTS WILL HAVE EASIER ACCESS VIA A SERVICE HATCH IN THE (NEWLY OPENED) COVERED AREA BETWEEN THE CONCOURSE AND FIELD. 

    IN ADDITION, A NEW SECURE STORAGE AREA WILL BE CONSTRUCTED ADJACENT AND WILL ALLOW MORE ORGANISED STORAGE AS WELL AS AMPLE ROOM FOR A COMPLETE SET OF SWAPPING OUT STOCK / KIT. 

    THERE WILL ALSO BE A SIGNIFICANT UPGRADE TO OUR FAULT REPORTING SYSTEM WHICH IS NOW OUTDATED, AND WE WILL BE INTRODUCING NEW WAYS OF WORKING AND INCREASING OUR ICT SUPPORT STAFFING.

    ADDITIONALLY, THIS SUMMER EVERY AREA THAT IS SUBJECT TO REFURBISHMENT WORK HAS AN ICT UPGRADE AND EACH SUMMER WE REFRESH ALL THE COMPUTERS IN 4 ICT CLASSROOMS AND UPGRADE COMPUTERS IN OTHER ROOMS ACROSS THE SCHOOL.  

    THIS YEAR WE HAVE ALSO INVESTED HEAVILY IN THE CUTTING EDGE AND SPECIALIST TECHNOLOGY NEEDED TO SUPPORT OUR INNOVATIVE T-LEVEL DEVELOPMENTS, INCLUSION & FIRE SAFETY

     

    MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN SAFETY & SECURITY CONTINUE

    FIRE SAFETY: THE FIRE SAFETY FEATURES OF THE SITE ARE UNDERGOING MAJOR UPGRADE WITH VIRTUALLY EVERY DOOR IN THE MAIN BLOCKS BEING REPLACED WITH METAL FIRE DOORS TO LIMIT SPREAD IN THE CASE OF AN ACTUAL FIRE. THE ELECTRONIC DOOR ENTRY HARDWARE & SOFTWARE IS ALSO BEING REPLACED AS PART OF THIS PROJECT
    FIRE SAFETY: GAS PROVING SYSTEMS UPGRADED IN SCIENCE DURING SUMMER 2022 AND A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER FIRE SAFETY MEASURES (EARLY DETECTION, RAPID EVACUATION, FIRE STOPPING) BEING IMPLEMENTED NOW AND DURING 2022-2023 (including the removal of fire hoses, which are no longer recommended).

    FURHER CONSTRUCTION / DEVELOPMENTS

    FUTURE T-LEVELS: T-LEVELS (EQUIVALENT TO THREE A-LEVELS) HAS SURGED IN POPULARITY THIS YEAR AND THE ACADEMY HAS USED ITS CORRESPONDING SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT ALLOCATION TO SUPPORT THESE COURSES. IN OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022 AND NEW T-LEVELS CENTRE WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THE ACADEMY

     

    INCLUSION CENTRE & SATELLITES: THIS YEAR, AND INPARTNERSHIP W

    THERAPY CENTRE

    RAP ROOM

    OUTDOOR (ZONING)

     

    ADDITIONAL LARGE CLASSROOMS 

    LRC (SSC3) REFURBISHMENT / EXPANSION

    KITCHEN
     
    HOYS
     
    SOUND ABSORBING TILES 
     
    SIGNAGE / DIGITAL SIGNAGE
     
    SENTRY BOXES
     
    THE GLOBE
     
    CONSERVATION AREA
     
    THE WOODLAND WALKWAY
     

     

    FUTURE BIDS FOR FUNDING  

    DESIGNATED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY / T-LEVELS BLOCK OR SCIENCE LABS REFURBISHMENT
    BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AIR-CONDITIONING, CHILLERS, BOILERS & HEATING REPLACEMENT 
    FURTHER FIRE SAFETY WORK (CEILING & ROOF VOIDS+) 
    ELECTRICS & CABLING REPLACEMENT 
    ENERGY EFFICIENCY / CLIMATE PROTECTION 
    COMPLETE REBUILD

    PUPIL VOICE / LEADERSHIP 

     

    TELEPHONES

    Two Factor Authentication

    Backup 

    TANNOY

    LIGHTS (SOUTH END) BARRIER MATTING 

    ENVIRONMENT

    ENERGY SURVEY

    LED

    ELECTRIC

    N1 / N2

    OTHER 

    PLANNING PERMISSIONS

     

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