Teacher tests positive for Covid at Melton school

Some staff and pupils at a Melton primary school are self-isolating after a teacher tested positive for Covid-19.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 1:10 pm
Sherard Primary School, in Melton EMN-200110-130631001

Sherard Primary School said it acted quickly to minimise the risk of further spread of the virus and that those children affected are being taught remotely from their homes.

A spokeswoman for Mowbray Education Trust, which manages Sherard Primary School, told the Melton Times: “Following confirmation that a teacher had tested positive early on Tuesday morning the school followed the procedure set out by the Department for Education.

“Parents were informed by the headteacher not to bring Year One pupils to school and to await further information.

“Once we had clarification from the relevant authorities, parents were sent a letter informing them that children in Year One would need to self-isolate for the allocated period set out in the letter.

“Four members of staff who work in the Year One bubble are also self-isolating.

“Remote learning began straight away and will continue for the duration of the isolation period.”

New infections have been reported at both Brooksby Melton College and Croxton Kerrial Primary School in recent weeks but this is thought to be the first case at a town school.