'Number of staff and pupils' test Covid-19 positive at Doncaster special needs school

A ‘number of staff and pupils’ have tested positive at a Doncaster school for students with special educational needs.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 4:46 pm

Heatherwood School in Leger Way has written to parents, describing the transmission of coronavirus in the school as ‘unsettling.’

Head Bridget Coy wrote: “We currently have a number of staff and some pupils who have had positive tests.

"These span across two zones in school, Red and Yellow class and Blue class and ARC.

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Heatherwood School.

"Parents of pupils in these classes were all notified as soon as became aware of the need for them to self-isolate.

"We will always directly notify all parents of pupils who are directly impacted upon by a positive case.

"In future, we will also send out a letter across school each time we have a positive case so that parents are aware of the changing picture.

"I think it’s very fair to say the tranmission of the virus in the school has been very unsettling for us all.

”I completely understand how anxious this news will make many of you and I would urge you to contact myself at the school to discuss any concerns.

“We are mindful of reducing any anxieties and would respectfully request that this letter is kept for your own information.

The school has reported several cases to parents in recent weeks.

It is not clear if the cases referred to in the letter are new cases.

The school caters for pupils who have severe learning difficulties and additional profound and complex physical and medical needs.