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Grantown headteacher hopes school is over the worst in Covid surge

By Gavin Musgrove

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The headteacher of Grantown Grammar School has said that she is hopeful that they are now through the worst of the classroom surge in Covid related absences

Both secondary schools have had high number of absences in the past fortnight due to Covid cases and close contacts having to stay at home.

Headteacher Claire McGonigal told the Strathy: "There’s no doubt that the current Covid surge has had an effect on Grantown Grammar School.

"One of the problems we face is that despite not having many cases in the school, which is good news, we have had a large number of staff in particular absent waiting for test results.

"As ever, the whole school community has pulled together but there have been times when we’ve been very close to closing again.

"This is something we are all keen to avoid as keeping the school open is a top priority.

"I’m hopeful that we are through the worse of this current surge and will be back to the new normal as we approach Christmas."

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