Ark Alexandra says thank you to the Covid Testing team.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Mr Collins, the Principal, said thank you to the dedicated staff from our testing centres.

“They have made such a massive difference to this phase of returning to school. Without them, I feel it would have been close to impossible.”

The team, led by Derya Khalipour, supported by Chrissie Knight, completed 4,803 Lateral Flow Tests and ensured that 3,204 home tests were distributed. Each and every test had to be registered accurately to ensure that the tracing of any positive test was accurate.
He went on to say:

“It has been wonderful to be back with a full school, working alongside teachers and students. Nothing beats working with young people because of their energy and optimism. The staff in the test centre have really played their part in that return. Huge thanks must also go to Mrs Bowden and Mrs Hudson for all they did to organise the registration and the complex admin processes. They all have worked extremely hard on both sites, and the centres ran without an issue.”