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Great Barton Primary Academy headteacher Claire Ratley reassures parents after three positive coronavirus cases




A headteacher has stepped in to reassure parents following several positive coronavirus cases at her school.

Claire Ratley currently has three confirmed cases at Great Barton Primary Academy but says the school is 'following all Government guidance' in dealing with them.

"All our staff continue to take regular lateral flow tests and take other necessary precautions," she said.

There are currently three confirmed coronavirus cases at Great Barton Primary Academy. Picture: Mecha Morton.
There are currently three confirmed coronavirus cases at Great Barton Primary Academy. Picture: Mecha Morton.

"Staff who have symptoms remain at home until they have received a negative result from a PCR test.

"Unfortunately, there have been a very small number of confirmed cases at our school, similar to other schools in the area, and we continue to do everything we can to minimise the spread of Covid whilst ensuring that children's education continues to be as normal as possible under the circumstances."

It comes following concerns raised by one students' parent who said Mrs Ratley had 'lost control' of the situation at the school.

The parent said: "I have got concerns about the information that's coming out of Great Barton."

They added: "This, I tend to think is the tip of the iceberg because what we are hearing is that it's affecting other classes."

The Guardian reported last Friday one in 14 secondary school-age children across England had Covid the previous week.

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