A village school in the Moorlands has temporarily closed after cases of positive Covid-19 have been confirmed. Faber Catholic Primary School closed on Monday after a “small number” of members of the school community tested positive for coronavirus.
A village school in the Moorlands has temporarily closed after cases of positive Covid-19 have been confirmed.
Faber Catholic Primary School closed on Monday after a “small number” of members of the school community tested positive for coronavirus.
It is understood that parents of children at the school were notified on Sunday of the school closing on Monday, when a deep clean of the school was carried out.
The school is one of 15 schools which are part of Painsley Catholic Academy.
CEO of Painsley Catholic Academy Steve Bell told the Times & Echo: “I can confirm that there have been positive cases of Covid-19 at Faber School involving a small number of members of the community.
“Obviously we put the health and safety of our staff and students before anything else and we felt, working with the local authority’s local outbreak control team and the Public Health team, that the best way forward was to close Faber School for a deep clean to take place.
“And to ensure that all the staff and children are not at risk of being exposed to coronavirus – they are self isolating.
“All children are being provided with remote learning, with the older children receiving a full time live education remotely. This also takes place for those in Years Three and Four two hours a day.
“For the rest of the time and for the others activities are set to be completed.”
Mr Bell explained that the school aims to reopen for Year Four students next Wednesday (November 18) and for the rest of the classes by Friday, November 20.
He also confirmed that none of the other schools within the Painsley Catholic Academy umbrella had such Covid-19 cases “to this extent.”
He added: “It is a difficult time for everyone. We have got to work together.
“Thanks to all the parents of students at Faber School. They were personally contacted by members of staff and have responded brilliantly.
“I appreciate it is difficult for them but it comes down health and safety first during this challenging time.”
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