Educational visits Summer term 2021

20 April 2021

As part of our strategy to help our students get back to normal and to support their general wellbeing, we would like to resume educational visits during the summer term. Will outdoor field trips be possible?

Ramadan and holiday entitlement

8 April 2021

A number of my employees are practising Muslims. They have complained that they consider themselves to be forced to take time off over Christmas (because we have a one week shut down) and yet they have to use up their holiday entitlement if they want to take time off over Ramadan, which lasts for a month. They believe this amounts to religious discrimination. What can we do?

Disposing of lateral flow tests

30 March 2021

Please can you confirm that it is acceptable to dispose of Covid lateral flow tests in the general waste, if they are used as part of a large-scale workplace testing programme? A friend working in healthcare has told us that these tests are classified as healthcare waste.

Risks to and from unvaccinated staff

18 March 2021

We are encouraging all our employees to have the Covid-19 vaccination. If an employee declines the vaccination and we become aware of this are we obliged to assess whether they are safe to continue working?

Admission tests for pupils during Covid-19 pandemic

12 March 2021

A number of parents have contacted us regarding admission tests later this month. They are concerned that a pupil may miss the tests due to covid isolation or quarantine, especially since pupils have now returned to schools and cases may rise.