As per my letter on the first day back, we continue to have incredibly high levels of staff absence because of the Omicron variant of Co-vid 19.
At this current time we know there will be a minimum of seven staff off next week with co-vid. This is likely to increase considerably by the end of the weekend.
As a result of this, we have made the decision to close two classes next week. The classes closed next week will be Orange class and Sapphire Class. If the staffing situation improves over the course of next week, we will let you know if we are able to reopen the class, however the likelihood is that these classes will be closed for the week.
I apologise for the fact that these classes will not be open but unfortunately, there is not the level of staffing in school to ensure the safety of all the students within school.
If we have to close a class, we will try to ensure that this happens only once for that class, so that each child only misses one week of schooling. For those classes that have not missed a week of school please be prepared that your child’s class may close for one week over the next month or so. We will attempt to give you as much notice as possible, where we can, although this is challenging as it is impossible to predict staffing levels from one week to the next.
I know these enforced closures put real strain on families and as a school we really appreciate your support and understanding at this time.
Headteacher Kirkleatham Hall School