Letter to Agents – 4th March 2020
I wanted to reassure you that we are working hard to support and care for all your students as we face increasing travel restrictions in an attempt to control the spread of Novel Coronavirus.
We have been following all of the guidelines put in place by the UK government to the letter and have not put in place any additional restrictions on our families. We are balancing the health and safety of all those within our school community, with the care and well-being of our international boarders.
Following this government advice, all of our students living in mainland China remained in the UK over half term. Many of them, together with our Hong Kong boarders, stayed with guardians or fellow pupils but we also kept a boarding house open and ran a full programme of activities led by our dedicated staff.
We are now looking ahead to the Easter holidays and have brought in Connexcel, an outside consultancy with whom we have worked closely for many years. Connexcel will cover the entire Easter break and will deliver a full programme for any students who cannot travel home, combining study and revision classes with fun activities.
We greatly value the relationship we have built up with your agency over the years. We understand that this is a very difficult time for you and the families you represent. We aim to work closely with you to overcome the challenges that lie ahead in the coming months. We now have a page on our website where we will post any updates to this fast-changing situation. Please refer to this section should you need real-time updates: www.habsmonmouth.org/coronavirus
I look forward to an opportunity to meet with you in the future.
With all best wishes,
James Murphy-O’Connor – Principal
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