St Declan's College

School reopening our experience 6 & 7 January 2022

School reopening our experience 6 & 7 January 2022

Report on absenteeism from school for week ending 7 January 2022

Student absences from school

Thursday 6 January 2022

8.40am - 1.05pm 149 students

2.00pm - 4.00pm 200 students

Friday 7 January 2022

8.40am -1.05pm 203 students

2.00pm -3.00pm 258 students

Staff absences from school

Thursday 6 January 2022

18 staff members

66.7% of cleaning staff

50% of secretarial staff

50% of SNA's

25% of Teaching staff

Friday 7 January 2022

16 staff members

66.7% of cleaning staff

50% of secretarial staff

50% of SNA's

23% of Teaching staff

Points to note:

All year groups are currently being taught.

Teachers have taken on additional duties to ensure that each class can continue to attend school.

Many teachers volunteered to supervise extra classes.

We have not, as yet, had to resort to classes being sent home.

We have had amazing assistance since last August from PME teachers, teachers on leave, teachers from neighbouring schools and other college graduates & students who have helped provide cover for absent teaching staff. In total we have drawn on the support of twelve people without whom the school would not have been able to operate. These people are continuing to support the work we do in the school. However, the past two days have seen us stretched beyond our limits in a way that is simply unsustainable.

I would like to express my thanks to all the staff currently present in school for their wonderful support of the students and the spirit in which they are lending extra supervision to ensure that all in the school community are kept safe. Equally, I wish students, staff and parents who are restricting movements or are recovering from Covid-19 a full and speedy recovery.

This is a particularly testing time for everyone as we attempt to maintain an air of normality in the midst of ever decreasing numbers of students. Teachers are progressing in delivering the curriculum and our exam classes are preparing for the mock examinations in February. It is important that all students keep focused on their studies and try to ignore the distractions of mis-informed articles in the media.

Brian Avery


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