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Covid-19 Latest

Sunday 17th October 2021
We have been informed of a number of positive lateral flow tests among teaching staff as well as some non-covid related sickness. There have also been some further positive lateral flow cases over the weekend amongst students. Overall our case rates do remain low but the combination of staff and student illness means that Year 9 students will need to switch to remote learning starting from Monday 18th October for the rest of the half term.
Please see this letter: Covid Update 17 October 21 from Mr Eddy with the full details
To see a copy of all communications, please go to the latest parent letters. Current information and guidance can be found on our Coronavirus Latest page.

Testing

Parents/carers have been sent details about Covid 19 testing via letter. If you or your child receive a positive Covid-19 test result please notify reception immediately by telephoning 01823 348200.  If this falls outside of school hours, please notify the Head Teacher immediately by emailing JEddy@thetauntonacademy.com
Thank you for your continued support.

 

Yr 7 Students of the Week

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Tegan for being polite and thoughtful to others

Dotty and Lily for being kind and helping others

Charlie and Ollie for having great resilience

Yr 8 Students of the Week

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Congratulations to Eliza and George for consistently impressive work in all lessons this term.

Yr 9 Students of the Week

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Stefania – For having a great work ethic and positive attitude to learning.

Sam – For good reading in DEAR, excellent contribution to tutor group discussions and having a more positive approach to learning.

Max – For his dedication, getting involved in sports day, taken on extra events when no one else wanted to.

 

Safeguarding

If you have a safeguarding concern you should contact the school office in the usual way. If you are unable to do this, please email safeguarding@thetauntonacademy.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If your concern is urgent, you should consider contacting the emergency services or the Children’s Social Care duty team on 03001232224.

At The Taunton Academy, we recognise that keeping our students safe and promoting their well-being is of paramount importance and it scaffolds all we do as a school. If you have any concerns at all, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads, Jenny Webb, or Tamara Dixon, during term time. Safeguarding policy.

Useful contact numbers & websites

 

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Local Support

Our local MP Rebecca Pow recently met a group of Year 11 students online, along with our Headteacher Mr Eddy, to discuss their lockdown experiences and thoughts for the future.
Describing them as inspiring, she said: “Our young people have shown huge resilience and deserve praise and our support.”
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Year 7 Transition

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For Year 7s joining us in September 2021, information about transition can be found here.

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Head's Message

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The last 18 months for students have been incredibly challenging. There has been the uncertainty of lockdown, the restrictions imposed on everyday life, forced periods of self-isolation, remote learning and then the cancellation of the final GCSE exams.

It is difficult to overestimate just how hard this has been for the students to process and to adjust to and yet they have done it with remarkable grace and good humour.

Mr J Eddy

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