Dear Parents and Carers,
After consulting with the Local Authority, I am writing to inform you that Portchester Class will be shut tomorrow. I am unable to staff this class for tomorrow and due to the class being one of our classes that have been identified in an outbreak class with numbers still rising I am unable to split the remaining children amongst other classes due to possible infection within other classes and the designated spatial area required for the number of children.
Neither of our usual supply agencies are able to provide a teacher and there are no spare staff in school to teach in that classroom.
Work will be set via Google Classroom tomorrow.
We will carry out a deep clean of Portchester class tomorrow and then Pevensey and Southsea classes on Saturday.
We plan to re-open the class on Monday 31st January 2022.
This decision has come after much consideration and really is a last resort. I understand that this is a difficult situation and apologise for the lateness of this notification. I have only just received confirmation from the Local Authority.
Thank you for your understanding.