Spalding Priory School announces decision to close year 8 and 9 while the Pears Class at the Garth School is closed
Two Spalding schools will be closing classes for three days due to staffing levels.
The Spalding Special Schools Federation has today announced the decision to close year 8 and 9 classes at the Priory School while the Garth School is closing the Pears Class. Both closures run from today (Wednesday until Friday).
Staffing levels have been the reason for both closures.
The website states: "All pupils in year 8 and 9 cannot attend school for the next three days. This decision has not been made lightly and is a result of staffing being at a level where it is now impossible to guarantee the safety of all pupils should we open fully."
A letter was also placed on the website earlier this week.
It states: "Firstly, I’d like to thank you for your on-going support and understanding with regards to the on-going escalation with COVID19 and the government updates.
"To clarify, we are following all guidance and advice from the government. This includes any staff members and pupils who are showing symptoms, or who live with someone who has symptoms, to now self- isolate for 14 days in the first instance.
"I am sure you will also be aware that within the last 24 hours, the government have released an updated list of cohorts of people who are most vulnerable and included within this list are people with a diagnosis of one or more of the following:long term respiratory diseases, including asthma; chronic heart and kidney disease; diabetes; cerebral palsy; chronic neurological conditions, including a learning difficulty
"Taking the above list into account, I urge you to seriously consider whether or not to send your child into school.
"I have made the decision to close Pears Class from Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th March inclusive.All pupils who are in Pears Class cannot attend school for the next three days. This decision has not been made lightly and is a result of staffing levels being at a level where it is now impossible to guarantee the safety of all pupils should we open fully. "
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