Report of the Headmistress of the City of London School for Girls.
The Board considered the report of the Headmistress which provided updates on forthcoming events, 2021 Leavers, destinations and gap years and COVID-19 and the following point was made:
· There had been an increase in the number of students diagnosed with COVID-19 in recent weeks, particularly in Year 11, and 31 pupils were currently self-isolating. Following guidance from the Department for Education, the School had moved into Stage One of its contingency measures with all pupils (unless exempt) required to wear a face covering when not in lessons. The School had also reintroduced a bubble system and pupils were required to take regular lateral flow tests. The School had participated in a COVID-19 vaccination pilot scheme for schools early in the Autumn 2021 term and there had been high take-up with over 70% of eligible pupils electing to be vaccinated. In response to a question from a Governor, the Headmistress advised that the School had not been contacted by anti-vaccination groups prior to the vaccination session but had received letters during the first lockdown in 2020 objecting to mask wearing.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.