With schools preparing to open in full this week, much of the focus has been on secondary pupils being tested for Covid before being allowed back in class.
The rapid tests, which students will be asked to do twice a week, are one of the measures being taken to help reduce the transmission of the virus and avoid a repeat of the numerous bubble closures we saw across the region before Christmas.
Another issue is masks - with high school pupils now asked to wear them in class as well as while moving around the building.
But principal Sarah Livesey, who runs Oasis Academy Leesbrook in Oldham, says neither of those will be pushed on pupils.
At a time when many of them will already feel anxious about returning to school after such a long time away, her main priority is to bring the 'Leesbrook family' back together and for parents to know that anything that is being asked of students is 'for the greater good'.
On Friday we reported how the test centre has been set up at the school, with classical music playing on loop to make it a calming environment for pupils and staff.
Ms Livesey wants parents to make their own informed decision, rather than school putting them under any pressure.
"We would not advocate staff forcing testing," she said. "We're working with young adults here and we've got relationships with them that we've spent a lot of time investing in and building with these children. If we were forced to test them, it would put us in a very difficult situation."
As far as staff are concerned, they can't wait to get the pupils back in, she said.
And the fact that 97 per cent of the youngsters have participated in live online lessons while the school has remained closed to all but key worker and vulnerable kids, means the 'recovery' time from Covid won't be anything like it could have been.
And it's 'recovery' they want to focus on, said the head. "I really am in awe of our children and what they've achieved.
"If you speak to most heads they say the same. The resilience they've shown has been phenomenal.
"We'll be focusing on recovery, there won't be catch-up and that term isn't helpful to anyone. But actually because we've had so many students online, which really is testament to the staff for the quality of lessons they've delivered, there won't be any huge gaps.
"There'll be a small percentage of students who have not engaged well and they'll get some quite focused work in terms of recovery."
Ms Livesey, whose school opened in 2018 and moved to a new site overlooking Saddleworth Moor in October, says she's 'blessed' to have a team who have been so supportive of all that's been asked of them.
"For us, our job is educationalists," she said. "We put the provision in place for children to learn. And although we've not been trained to put that provision in place during a pandemic, we've got to adapt to that - getting the kids back in, getting a routine established for them and most importantly back to learning.
"We have got to see the positives of this. This group of children will probably be more resilient than any others as they've had to adapt and be flexible and that needs to be celebrated."