Schools are working hard to ensure Covid-19 safe environments and continuity for pupils, but disruption has become inevitable.
The entire Year Seven pupils at Christ the King College have now been instructed to work from home next week as school leaders confirm they have reached further thresholds due to staff absence.
For pupils that do not have the necessary device at home to take part in remote learning, the school is lending out equipment. Year Seven pupils are expected to return to school on Monday 30th November.
As well as Christ the King College, pupils in Reception and Years One and Two at Brighstone Primary School have also been advised to self isolate, after someone in the bubble had tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Parents are being supported with home learning packs put together by the teaching staff.
2.65 per cent of school population
The schools above are not, by any means, alone. As reported last week, at least 400 pupils were having to take part in remote learning due to Covid-19.
This figure may sound a lot – and certainly has an impact on parents as well as pupils and staff – but as Cllr Paul Brading explained, it was just 2.65 per cent of the school population.