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Three year groups working from home as Covid-19 cases rise at Cambourne Village College

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Three of the five year groups at Cambourne Village College are working from home for the rest of this week after further children have tested positive for Covid-19.

Cambourne Village College (43565140)
Cambourne Village College (43565140)

In a message to parents and carers on Monday (December 14), principal Claire Coates said that Year 10 and Year 11 students will be working from home all week unless informed otherwise, joining Year 8 pupils who were already working from home.

Years 7 and 9 students can attend as normal if they remain well, with the usual daily start and end times, though they will finish at 1.30pm on Friday, December 18 as the term ends.

The principal wrote: “This decision has been taken because we have been advised that further children at school have tested positive for Covid-19. Having undertaken a thorough contact-tracing exercise, we identified a significant number of contacts within Years 10 and 11 and these pupils have been advised to self-isolate.

“After liaison with the Local Authority Covid Advisory Team, we have taken the further precaution of closing Years 10 and 11 until the end of term; this means that all pupils in Years 8, 10 and 11 will learn from home, with work set by their teachers, for the rest of term. The information on remote learning is contained in the messages sent separately to the closed year groups.

“Having observed these measures, school can remain open and pupils in Years 7 and 9 should continue to attend as normal if they remain well. School staff will be in contact with parents of some pupils to offer support as necessary; this will apply to some children with special educational needs or those who are otherwise vulnerable. These children may be invited to attend school to carry out their remote learning with support.

“We are sharing the information about positive cases of Covid-19 in school in order to dispel unhelpful rumours and to give parents and carers confidence that they are being kept fully informed.

“Please continue to monitor your family closely for any signs or symptoms of the virus and take action according to the attached guidance. Please keep the school fully informed of any possible case in your household and of your family’s isolation status, to help us keep abreast of any emerging issues.”

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