On the afternoon of the 10th September, the parents of a student in Year 10 and the parents of a student in Year 11 contacted the school to inform us that their child had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the school contacted Public Health England and the Local Authority as per Government protocol to seek advice about the course of action that needed to be taken. The direction from Public Health England was as follows:
1. School will be closed to all Year 11 students for 14 days with immediate effect; Year 11 will return to school on Monday 28th September 2020.
2. School will be closed to all Year 10 students for 14 days with immediate effect; Year 10 will return to school on Friday 25th September 2020.
Judgemeadow is committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment for all.
Judgemeadow Community College recognises that the public sector equality duty has three aims and they are to:
Judgemeadow is committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment, which is dedicated to the promotion of genuine equal opportunities for all. We recognise that every member of the college is regarded as of equal worth and importance, irrespective of his/her faith, culture, class, race, gender, sexuality and/or disability.
The Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity Policy builds on the core values of the College:
To ensure that staff and governors are aware of current legislation surrounding equality and are committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment.
To promote cultural understanding that values each pupils worth, celebrating both individuality and the cultural diversity of the community.
To monitor the incidences of the use of homophobic, sexist and racist language by pupils, and promote equality and good relations across all areas of college activity including:
Admissions and attendance
Progress, attainment and assessment
Behaviour, discipline and exclusions
Student’s personal development and pastoral care
Teaching and learning
To promote mental health awareness and develop appropriate interventions where necessary.
To actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between all groups of pupils; especially those eligible for Pupil Premium, with special educational needs and disabilities, from ethnic minority groups and looked after children.
To continuously review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society, which encourages tolerance and respect.
For further information, please see the
To also be read in conjunction with the Judgemeadow Community College Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity Policy