Cabot Learning Federation
Brook Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4JT
This autumn, all young people aged 12-15 are being offered a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the same time as the annual flu vaccine. Students at John Cabot Academy will be offered their vaccines this month.
Children who are 12 years old and over on the day the School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) team visits, will be offered a vaccination as part of the in-school vaccination programme.
Our local SAIS provider, Sirona Care & Health, is legally responsible for the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine and flu vaccine to pupils in our region of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Like all school-based vaccination programmes, these vaccinations will be administered by Sirona Care & Health following the usual approach to school-based immunisation.
Parents and carers will be contacted by the academy to confirm when the clinic will be held and to provide consent forms for both the flu and Covid-19 vaccines. The forms will be held by Sirona Care & Health, not the Academy. .
Parents can provide consent for both the flu and the Covid-19 vaccine, for one or other of the vaccines or neither. John Cabot will not be responsible for vaccines and so will not have access to any of the consent data that is gathered.
All eligible pupils will be asked to attend the clinic, where their consent data will be checked by Sirona Care & Health staff. Pupils without the appropriate consents will not be vaccinated.
Kate Willis Principal of John Cabot, said, “Over the last 18 months our students and families have had to cope with school lockdowns, online learning and frequent absences as close contacts. Throughout the pandemic they have shown their resilience, adaptability and positivity. I wish to thank them and their families for their support for John Cabot Academy during this time.
We have had a wonderful start to term with all of our students back at school. The vaccination roll out will further protect our young people and their families from Covid, increasing the opportunity for greater continuity of learning, nurture and enabling students with the enriching activities they so richly deserve.”
Note to editors:
Since 2009 the CLF has developed from a small Bristol-based secondary education partnership to an instinctively collaborative ambitious organisation of over 20 schools, serving the educational needs of over 12,000 children and young people aged 3 to 19. The trust also includes a Maths Hub, Initial Teacher Training and is a founding partner in the Five Counties Teaching School hub Alliance. The trust is sponsored by the University of the West of England and Rolls-Royce PLC. CLF academies are based in three 3-19 clusters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.