Overview and Updates
Welcome to our dedicated section on Covid, schooling, home learning links and support for families, students and staff.
This is an ever changing situation and we will react to all Government updates. As such, these pages will change from time to time. We will make sure new information and routines are signposted clearly, to avoid getting lost.
Communicating with us
We have a dedicated email address for all Covid related updates: RBA-CovidUpdate@bestacademies.org.uk
Please use this address is you are:
- Updating us on a Covid Test result
- Updating us on general wellbeing of your child related to Covid 19
All general enquires and questions should continue to be emailed to RBA-Enquiries@bestacademies.org.uk
Update June 2021: Due to RBA's close proximity to Bedford Borough where there have been a concerning number of recent reported cases of the new variant of COVID, and knowing that many of our children travel through Bedford villages, we are strongly recommending that all students and staff continue to wear a face covering in the classrooms and corridors.
We do appreciate that the Prime Minister has announced that this rule can now be relaxed, however we would appreciate your cooperation in encouraging your child to continue to wear their face covering whilst in their classroom and moving around the inside of the school.
* Your child does not need to wear a facemask if we have already been notified that they are exempt.
We continue to maintain our high levels of control and protection for our school community and we thank you in advance for your ongoing support.
There are other, smaller updates, which we will reflect in our Risk Assessment. Most of which will not apply to us as we are not intending to run day trips or residential trips this academic year.
We are hope that our transfer day will operate this year. Further details will be published shortly for the Y4s and Y8s transferring to RBA and to SWA. This transfer day is scheduled to run on July 2nd .
Our updated Risk Assessment will be published on our website in due course, once it has been approved by BEST Exec, LGB and the Health and Safety Partners working with BEST.
We are aware that the lockdown has been a difficult time for many of us, including our students. Please let us know if you think your children might need extra support now that they have returned to school, such as if they feel anxious or they are experiencing bereavement. You can get in touch with your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Year via our school email.
We are extremely grateful for all the support we’ve received so far from the school community. We will continue to keep in touch if there are any updates to our plans or if we need to make changes due to new or updated government advice.