Our Community - Our Future

MHS Covid Update

Ahhh, it’s been a while since I wrote the words above…but sadly I’ve had to do so again.

A brief update this time covering two strands; the current situation in school and the changes to isolation guidance.

The current situation in school

Until recently, for the past 8 weeks or more, we’ve been managing with relatively low levels of covid in the school community. Cases have remained low and the numbers of students on the ‘x’ list – by which I mean those eligible for hybrid lessons – is also small. However, in the past fortnight the number of cases has risen sharply and in particular amongst the staff. We have gone from between 0-2 staff off each day with covid to around 8 per day in the last week, with 10 off on Tuesday. Clearly this puts a strain on how school operates and adversely affects the experience of learners. I’d like to thank you and your children for their patience whilst we cover classes and to my colleagues for stepping into the breach over and over again.

Changes to Isolation guidance

We received news yesterday that as of now, the guidance for self isolation has changed once again. From now on any student who tests positive with an LFT or PCR need only isolate for THREE DAYS. Any adult who tests positive need only isolate for FIVE DAYS, and no negative LFT tests are required at the end of these periods.

Hopefully this will mean that we can carry on the journey back to ‘normal’ that has temporarily gone a bit wrong in the last 3 weeks!

Best wishes

Joe Barker


Our Community - Our Future
Marple Hall School
Hill Top Drive
Stockport SK6 6LB Headteacher: Mr Joe Barker
Tel: 0161 427 7966
Fax: 0161 426 0931
Email: info@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk
Safeguarding: safeguarding@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk