A highschool in Salford has closed for the day over a ‘very excessive stage of workers absence’.
Mother and father of pupils at St Ambrose Barlow RC Excessive College in Swinton have been despatched emails and textual content messages this morning.
The varsity stated the choice was additionally taken ‘due to uncertainty about additional workers absence through the day’.
Coronavirus wasn’t particularly referenced in an announcement on the college’s web site.
Headteacher, Ben Davies, stated the college ‘totally expects’ to be open on Monday.
Free faculty meals are being delivered dwelling to eligible kids, alongside on-line courses.
Mr Davies stated within the message that opening the college wouldn’t have been ‘secure or accountable’.
He stated: “It’s with nice nice remorse that I’ve taken the tough determination this morning to shut the college for sooner or later to all pupils.
“That is due to a really excessive stage of workers absence and due to uncertainty about additional workers absence through the day.
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“As our precedence always has been the security of kids and workers and it is extremely clear that opening this morning wouldn’t be secure or accountable and positively wouldn’t guarantee a excessive normal of schooling.
“Throughout right now groups of workers will:
– Ship free faculty meals to all eligible kids – these are being ready as I write
– Be sure that all work is accessible on Google Classroom for all yr teams
– Provide ‘stay’ classes or help the place doable
– Prioritise check-in cellphone calls with susceptible pupils within the first occasion, past that we’ll contact extra pupils straight if we’ve got capability.”
Mother and father are set to obtain additional updates.
“We totally count on to be open on Monday as soon as we’ve got larger readability round workers availability and can talk the small print of this sooner or later,” Mr Davies added.
“I’ll replace you all through the day as vital.
“As soon as once more, I’m very sorry that we’ve got needed to take this plan of action and would reassure you that we’re doing every thing we are able to to restrict the impression of it.
“The final seven weeks in class have been wonderful.
“Your kids have been a credit score to you and we’re very proud to serve them.
“On this most uncommon day we’ll proceed to behave in accordance with our mission assertion and stay out ‘loving, studying and main’ within the care and schooling we offer for our pupils.”
The varsity on Ash Drive, Wardley, has 1,110 pupils on roll, in accordance with its final Ofsted report.