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Open Evenings 2021

Following advice from Public Health Lancashire regarding the rise in Covid-19 cases locally in Burnley, Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College, Shuttleworth College, Sir John Thursby Community College and Unity College have made the difficult decision to not have Open Evenings on site this year.

Instead, from Monday 4 October until Sunday 31 October 2021 a package of information including videos / virtual tours will be available on each of the colleges websites to help families get an insight into each college to help make their decision about their year 6 child’s secondary education for September 2022. 




COVID19 Related Information

Public Health England - Best Practice Information

School Transport Covid19 Guidance - August 2021

School Opening Risk Assessment - September 2021


Letter from The Headteacher

14 September 2021

Dear Parent

Dear parents, I would like to thank you for your support over the last week. The return to school for all pupils has been a successful one, in particular for the Year 7 pupils who have joined us. They have made a positive start to the new year, settling in well to the demands of secondary school life.

Lateral flow testing
All pupils with consent have now received two on-site lateral flow device tests, and Government guidance asks that pupils should then continue to test twice weekly at home until the end of September, when this will be reviewed. Tests have been provided to all pupils.
Staff will also undertake twice weekly home tests until the end of September, when this will also be reviewed.
We will also continue to offer testing to pupils who are unable to test themselves at home. Please email Ms J McCue (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions.
In the event of an outbreak, we would return to onsite testing for all pupils who have consent.

Tracing close contacts and isolation
Close contacts will now be identified via NHS Test and Trace and education. We as a school will no longer be expected to undertake contact tracing.
NHS Test and Trace will work with the positive case and/or their parent to identify close contacts.

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

• they are fully vaccinated

• they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months

• they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial

• they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Instead, they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.

When an individual develops COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive test
Pupils should follow public health advice on when to self-isolate and what to do. They should not come into school if they have symptoms, or if they have had a positive test result.
Pupils who are symptomatic in school will be sent home.
For everyone with symptoms, they should avoid using public transport and, wherever possible, be collected by a member of their family or household.
If a pupil is awaiting collection, they will be left in a room on their own if possible and safe to do so. Windows will be opened for fresh air and ventilation.

Confirmatory PCR tests
If your child tests positive on a lateral flow test, then they must remain at home and book a confirmatory PCR test. If the PCR test result is positive, then they will need to isolate in line with national guidance. If the PCR test result is negative, then they can return to school.

If you have any questions regarding self-isolation and PCR testing please contact Dr Tuohy at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Covid cases and our contingency plan
If Covid cases continue to rise, we may need to respond very quickly to the rising levels of infection by reintroducing some additional control measures during the school day. Our first measure will be to reintroduce the wearing of face coverings on corridors and in public spaces where social distancing is difficult. Our second measure will be to reintroduce the wearing of facemasks in lessons.

We want pupils to remain in school for face to face teaching, but in the event of mass infection and to ensure safety for pupils and staff, we will look at bringing back the additional measures we had in place last academic year.

Vaccination of pupils
In light of the Government’s announcement to begin vaccinating 12-16 year olds against COVID, vaccinations will be administrated by Intrahealth on behalf of the NHS. Once vaccinations have been arranged parents will be sent the link for the consent form. I would like to reassure all parents that pupils will not be vaccinated if they do not have parental consent.
I will of course write to you again when I have more details to share with you.

I thank you for your ongoing support.

Yours sincerely

Deborah Williams (Mrs)

Deborah Williams (Mrs)


Class Charts Letter to Parents

8 September 2021

Dear Parents

We are very excited to inform you about a change we are making this year at Blessed Trinity, which will see us replacing Show My Homework with a new application called “Class Charts”. This new app will allow you to keep up to date with not only your child’s homework but attendance, rewards and behaviour. If you have a Show My Homework account, please be aware that this is no longer active.

Class Charts
Both pupils and parents will have their own account which will need to be activated. To do this you will need to use your access code. This code will be sent home with your child(ren) next week.
It is important that both yourself and your child are able to access class charts as this will now be our only contact home for homework, rewards and behaviour, including detentions.

We hope that Class Charts will enable us to work closely with you this year to ensure that you are kept fully up to date with all details pertinent to your child(ren). We are pleased that pupils will be able to monitor their own progress and be encouraged to work hard.

If you have any questions regarding our new system, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Yours Sincerely


Mr M Snowden
Assistant Headteacher - Teaching and Learning


Instrumental Tuition

Parents of pupils that require Instrumental Tuition from the Music Department of Blessed Trinity RC College.

Parents need to complete the form (link below) 

Instrumental Tuition Form


Year 11 Grades 2021

Please find attached the latest information for students, parents and guardians issued by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) and Ofqual concerning GCSE grades in Summer 2021.

If you have any queries about this information then please contact Miss Stevens (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in the first instance.

JCQ Guidance for Students and Parents

Ofqual Student Guide to Awarding in Summer of 2021



Please see updated our guidance from the Department of Education on what parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19.


Education Hub - Secretary of State for Education

Information about schools, testing, catch up and summer activities.

Education Hub Link


Other Information

Helplines and Sources of Support


Older Letters Click Here



Remote Education Provision Information for Parents / Carers and Students





The following guide is for parents or guardians of pupils who will be learning from home.

Remote Learning Guide


Finding Classes when they don't appear in the Teams Calendar



Quickstart Guide



Keeping students safe online

Parent / Carer Online Safety Support Guide

Parent / Carer Online Radicalisation Information



SEN Support Information



Logging onto Microsoft Office 365 for Email, Teams and More

Follow the link for Instructions about logging onto Office 365 and Teams 


Students at Blessed Trinity have access to use Microsoft Office 365 at home

Follow the link for Instructions on installing Office 365

Using an xbox with Microsoft Apps including Teams


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