School staff get an A for effort from head following shutdown

Written on July 15, 2021

Burton Borough School in Newport, which has around 1,000 pupils, reopened on Tuesday after six days of closure due to the impact of Covid cases.

Principal Krissi Carter said it had been the most challenging period at the school during the pandemic so far, with no option but to shut the school due to the lack of staff available.

She said: “Closing the school is the last thing anyone wants to do but when it comes to the safety of our students that has to be the priority.

She said: “My staff are amazing. Flitting from face-to-face and classroom teaching to being back online again. Sometimes when the bubbles collapse we have had staff half teaching children in school and setting work for others at home.

Full Story: Shropshire Star

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