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STAFF ABSENCES: Falconer School in Bushey remains closed due to staff self-isolating

 Published on: 17th March 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Falconer School were forced to close on Friday, March 13 due to severe staff absence and guidance from the NHS.

Despite hoping to re-open tomorrow (March 18), a further statement was released with the school deciding that they were unable to do so, and have further delayed the re-opening until at least Tuesday, March 24.

Despite the staff shortages, there had not been a confirmed case of coronavirus in the school.

The original statement from Mr Paul Clair, the school’s head teacher, read: “Due to severe staff absence and NHS Stay at Home guidance Falconer School will be closed from today Friday March 13 until Tuesday March 17.

“Staff will be in contact with you throughout the day to ensure that students can access our New Learning Platform.

“I would like to assure you that there has NOT been a confirmed case of coronavirus in our school however, NHS guidance on Staying at Home means that the school will not be able to function safely at current staffing levels.

“Over the next few days, the school will undergo additional cleaning to ensure Parents, Staff and Children can have confidence to return to school.

“I am aware of the serious disruption that will be caused but please know that my number one priority is the safety and care of all within our school community.”

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