Changes to Lunchtime Arrangements from Thursday 5th November
As you will be aware, from Thursday the Government will be introducing a National lockdown. Our priority is to keep learners and staff safe as possible. Therefore, due to the National lockdown, we cannot continue with our previous plans. We intended to half the year group bubbles to ensure we kept as many learners in school as possible. We now cannot allow KS4 learners (Y10 and Y11) to visit Houghton at lunchtime. As a result, we have had to revise our lunch time plans in order to reduce the risk of whole year groups being sent home.
Therefore, the following measures will be in place from Thursday this week:
KS3 Learners (Y7, Y8, Y9) will remain in their Coaching rooms for lunchtime. In doing so, we significantly reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 to the rest of the year group. Learners can order water, sausage rolls or pop chips during their Coaching session to be delivered at break time. Learners can also pre-order food for lunchtime (including hot food) using the Fusion Mobile Food App. This will be delivered at lunchtime. We can only accept orders via the app.
Y10 Learners will remain in School and use the canteen and outside pod area and can access hot and cold food from the canteen serving hatch. Learners do not have to pre-order food but must have enough money to pay for food on their Parent Pay Account.
Y10 can also order water, sausage rolls or pop chips during their Coaching session for break time.
Y11 Learners will remain in School and use the hall and back yard. Y11 Learners can access hot and cold food in the hall and from the serving hatch situated in the back playground. Learners do not have to pre-order food but must have enough money to pay for food on their Parent Pay Account.
Y11 can also order water, sausage rolls or pop chips during their Coaching session for break time.
I understand this situation is not ideal, but in order to keep everyone as safe as possible, this is the best solution in what are very difficult circumstances for everyone.
Thank you for your support and if you have any issues or queries, please contact your child’s Year Manager in the first instance.