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Junior pupils not to attend Kingussie High School for rest of week


By Gavin Musgrove

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There is a shortage of teaching staff at Kingussie High School at present due to Covid and self-isolating.
There is a shortage of teaching staff at Kingussie High School at present due to Covid and self-isolating.

Pupils in the junior classes at Kingussie High School will not be returning to their classrooms for the rest of this week.

S1 to S3 pupils have been off today and the school has just confirmed that they will not return now until next week.

There is a shortage of teaching staff at the school due to Covid which remains at high levels in the strath.

Headteacher Ian Adamson told parents and carers in correspondence: "I write to regrettably inform you that Kingussie High School will remain closed to S1-S3 pupils for the rest of this week.

"I have a number of staff in isolation and I am unable to run the school for all year groups with the remaining available staff.

"Due to the SQA deadlines and SQA exams approaching I feel it is important that we prioritise senior pupils to allow them to complete coursework and prepare for their exams.

"If anything changes that allows me to re-open the school to S1-S3 pupils before the end of the week I will be back in contact with you.

"However, I felt it is important to let you know as soon as possible to allow you to make necessary arrangements.

"Work will be available on Google Classroom for pupils who are working from home and senior pupils who are fit and well should ensure they attend school."

S1-S3 pupils who access the school's ASN provision are still able to attend.


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