Published: 16:00, 20 November 2020
| Updated: 16:02, 20 November 2020
Another teacher has been told to self-isolate as a precaution at a primary school with a confirmed Covid-19 case.
Fawkham C of E Primary School in Valley Road, near Longfield, confirmed a case of Covid-19 within its year 1 and 2 bubbles last week.
In total, 31 pupils and two members of staff have been told to self-isolate at home until Sunday.
Now another teacher has also been told to self-isolate after coming into contact with a confirmed coronavirus case outside the school.
Headteacher Miss Mandy Bridges said: "Unfortunately, last week we had a confirmed case of Covid-19 within our Year 1/ Year 2 bubble.
"My colleagues and I are following Public Health England (PHE) guidance to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone within the school community and as a result thirty-one pupils and two members of staff have been self-isolating at home until Sunday November 22.
"Home learning has been provided via Zoom and staff have supported pupils with their learning remotely through five hours of Zoom lessons each day this week.
"Another teacher has been self- isolating this week after coming into contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19 outside of our school community.
The teacher has been taking classes via online Zoom lessons, with the children continuing to attend school.
This bubble of reception children are learning at home today following the remote resources provided for them, and will return to school on Monday.
Miss Bridges added: "The rest of the school remains open with staff and pupils continuing to follow PHE guidance in terms of social distancing, handwashing and cleaning to minimise the spread of the virus and ensure everyone can continue to learn and work in a safe environment.
"I would like to thank the staff, our parents and carers and our pupils for their support and understanding at this difficult time.”