Just before Christmas, the government issued guidance requiring schools to set up Covid-19 test centres for both staff and students. Since that time, a team of over 50 staff from all departments across the Academy, along with our Public Service students, have come together to set up and run hugely impressive and professional testing centres at both of our campuses.
This team of volunteers have had to re-train for roles they had never carried out before and, over the past 3 months, they have ensured that over 3000 tests have been successfully completed. The past 9 days, in particular, has been a showcase for everything that is so special about our Academy. The whole community going above and beyond to ensure that our students are given the best possible support, allowing them to continue to learn and flourish.
The students themselves have been an absolute credit to their parents and to the Academy, demonstrating great patience and resilience as the mass-testing programme was carried out. We are very proud of everyone involved and now look ahead to brighter times ahead.