The Governors and staff of Mounts Bay Academy are committed to do whatever is necessary to keep every member of our Academy community safe and well.
The government guidance is that we should operate a Lateral Flow Coronavirus testing regime and our testing centre is open for the safety of students and staff who attend the Academy.
The latest guidance and information regarding Covid-19 and Academy can be found below:
Our campus is divided into five clearly identified zones, each separated from each other with their own facilities. There is a fully supervised hand sanitation point at the entrance of each zone for use before entry into the building, this will be in addition to the regular hand washing routines that will be implemented using soap and water. Year groups occupy different zones on different days to allow for specialist classroom teaching.
Each year group comprises of 7 classes that occupy each zone and movement around the site is strictly limited. Similarly are only able to have visitors to the site by appointment only and latecomers will have to wait outside until the entire site is secure before they will be able to enter, so punctuality be required to avoid any inconvenience to everyone. All classrooms have forward facing desks and students occupy the same seat for the duration of the day. Unfortunately we are not be able to undertake any group or collaborative work, however PE will take place using sterilised equipment, and contact sports will be reintroduced in line with the latest guidance from the Government.
All students receive our broad and balanced curriculum which will consist of a combination of face to face teaching, live streamed lessons and self guided online learning. To keep everyone safe students supply their own headphones to be able to take part in streamed lessons.
We endeavour to allow students to have access to separate outdoor areas during break and lunchtimes, however we must expect that on some occasions this will not be possible. We have been working very closely with our catering supplier and in the absence of the usual counter service we provide food that is pre-ordered and delivered to zones at the appropriate time.
All of this is supported by a rigorous cleaning regime throughout the school day with a deep clean taking place each evening.
As ever, we will be diligent and study any further guidance that is released and should there be a change in government advice, then we can relax some of these measures, as they are very rigid and in many ways not very in keeping with the “Mounts Bay Way” where relationships are central to our learning.
Safety must come first, and this temporary measure has to be taken and we need to be very strict in enforcing these new protocols ..
Students will need each day: