Additional information from our Transition Intake evening:
28th June: Transition Update:
Calling all Year 6 parents and carers! The latest information from our transition coordinator, Miss Laing, about next week’s transition days:
We know how important it is for prospective parents, carers and students to make the right choice of secondary school, so alongside other in-school events, we have produced this interactive webpage for you to explore.
By clicking the tabs underneath you can explore various videos and links to show you how we do things at Marden. There are introductions from our head and senior staff, a virtual tour of the school, and you can even drop into different departments to find out the kind of things you could be learning.
Enjoy navigating through all the information, and if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] or 0191 296 2771.
If you have a query relating to Transition, Miss Laing (Transition Coordinator), can be contacted at [email protected] or 0191 296 2771.
Next week, on Wednesday 12th January, the immunisation team will visit school to administer second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to 12-15 year-olds. A consent form and letter is being sent to all parents and carers, and is attached below for information. Please also read the attached information and Frequently Asked Questions document.
In line with Government guidance, students have been given a new supply of COVID test kits during registration this week.
LFD tests have been widely and successfully used to detect asymptomatic cases. Recent figures provided to us show that the level of accuracy is currently more than 80% effective at detecting any level of COVID 19 infection and likely to be more than 90% effective at detecting the most infectious people at the point of testing.
North Tyneside Council continues to recommend that household contacts of a positive case should carry out daily testing for 10 days following the positive PCR result. If your child finds themselves in this position, please let us know and we will provide additional test kits for them.
Once again we thank you for your support with this.
Many thanks for your continued support with home testing. To support you with this, all eligible students will be given a new box of home testing kits during Registration this week. Students who have tested positive within the last 90 days should not take one.
Please be aware that we have been provided with Flowflex tests this time. These tests should be taken with a nasal swab only – no throat swabbing. If this is a problem for your child, please let me know and I will provide them with a pack of the Innova tests.
The method of processing the tests is different to what we have been used to, so please follow the instructions included in the pack and in particular be aware of the advice regarding eating and drinking on page 7.
Please remember that results should be reported to both school and the NHS, links available on the website, and we would appreciate your child continuing to test twice a week.
If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Thompson by email:
Our online Open Event, THIS IS MARDEN, updated for the new academic year, is online NOW! Follow THIS LINK to navigate through the interactive webpages, and find out about the other Open Evening events we have coming up!