Dear Parents/Carers,


I trust this finds all as well and safe as possible.

As a matter of courtesy and information, I am writing to inform parents/families that last Friday my Covid test result came back as positive and I now have to isolate up to and including this Friday the 27th of November.

As I had been self-isolating (due to a household member testing positive) and working from home in the two weeks prior to me receiving this result, I can assure parents/families that I have not been present at the main site or at any of our satellites from (and including) Monday 9th November.

I am most grateful that, despite this outcome, I currently feel well enough to continue to work from home, but I also fully appreciate that the virus may well cause greater illness amongst the families of Milestone pupils and my thoughts are with parents/families should this have been or currently be the case.

I wish to place on record my deep thanks to our Vice Principal, Janet Tidmas, who has so effectively led Milestone in my absence.

Finally, Janet and I would both like to further note our collective gratitude to Leigh Academies Trust Central Team, our Board, our Senior, Satellite, Middle Leaders and all fellow colleagues for the collective efforts they are making to ensure we do our level best to deliver an education to our pupils in these ongoing challenging times.  In parallel, we deeply value the collaborative approach and understanding received from our Milestone Academy parents/families.

Thank you.


Yours sincerely,



Nigel Jones