Dear Parents/Carers

We’re now in the third full week of term and students are becoming much more settled with the routines of school and their individual classes and we’re looking forward to a very productive Autumn term.

Last week students thoroughly enjoyed engaging with our sixties Festival on The Field, complete with ice cream van and live performers and on Friday we remembered the important work of Jeans for Genes and we all showed off our denim. Many thanks to everyone who sent in donations and for the impressive range of outfits and accessories worn by our students on these two days. We have many beautiful photos!

Please also note the following information

Open EveningWe originally intended to hold this on Thursday 30th September but this has now been changed to Thursday 7th October between 5pm and 7.30pm. A letter will be sent home tomorrow inviting you to book an appointment with your young person’s class teacher. 
Covid vaccinations for students aged 12 plus (including vaccinations for older students) It has now been confirmed that vaccinations will take place on the school site before 05.11.21 We will shortly be advised as to the date that NW London NHS has allocated to St Ann’s and will then forward you further information.
Students with colds and other respiratory infections

In order to maintain Covid secure arrangements it is essential that students who present with colds, sinus infections, sore throats, coughs etc remain at home until they are better and have a PCR test if possible. This is because the early stages of Covid can resemble a heavy cold and related symptoms and there is no way of differentiating between the two. Staff are also obliged to follow this advice and immediately undergo a PCR test if they develop an upper respiratory infection.On rare occasions this may result in school having to operate St Ann’s Class Closure Policy when a particular class has to temporarily close (see website About Us, Policies, Class Closure) because there are not enough staff to deliver the curriculum and keep students safe.If a young person does come into school with a cold the nursing team will immediately contact you to collect him/her as we cannot risk compromising the health of the many highly vulnerable students within school and the staff who work with them. 

Please contact the school office or myself if you have any queries on any of the above.

Kind regards

Gillian Carver