Published: 09:52, 26 November 2020
| Updated: 09:54, 26 November 2020
A school has isolated a Year 5 class due to an outbreak of Covid.
The New Horizons Children's Academy, Chatham, made the decision to send the year group home following a positive case in a bubble.
Head teacher Cormac Murphy said: "Public Health England and the Department for Education advised that we should close that bubble and that it was safe for all other classes to continue to attend school as normal.
"As always, the health and safety of our pupils is our priority and we have followed the official expert guidance to the letter on this.
"The children and staff in the Year 5 class we closed have been self-isolating at home, and the pupils adapted quickly and well to their remote learning. We wrote to all parents on this and to provide guidance.
"Positive cases of Covid-19 have become part of the 'new normal' for so many schools and I would like to thank children and parents for their continuing support and our fantastic staff for their professionalism, all of which has allowed us to manage this issue."
The pupils are due to return on Monday.