Dear Parents/Carers of Telstar students

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that Telstar class will be partially closed from tomorrow Wednesday 8th December until the end of term, Friday 17th December. This is because we have several positive cases of Covid amongst the staff group across school and particularly in Telstar which means that staffing levels are such that we can not maintain health and safety requirements.

As there are eight school days remaining we have created a rota so that each young person in Telstar class will attend St Ann’s for four of these days and stay at home for the remaining four days. Please see the SchoolComms you received earlier this evening which lists the days that your student will be coming into school. We have tonight informed SEN Transport of these arrangements so they are clear as to which student needs picking up when.

Please do continue to carefully monitor the health of your young person as he/she is deemed to be a close contact of a positive case and if possible we would recommend a PCR test.

We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and upset we know that this partial closure will cause but our overriding priority has to remain the safety and wellbeing of the whole school community. 

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support throughout every twist and turn of this pandemic and are very happy to answer any questions or give you further clarification should you require it.

Kind regards


Gillian Carver