Infants School re-opens after sickness bug closure
Burnham-On-Sea school has re-opened today (Monday) after an outbreak
of a sickness bug led to its closure on Friday.
Infants School Headteacher Janet Sadiq sent a letter home to parents
defending its sickness policy in light of the closure last week.
Burnham Infants School sent pupils home on Friday after scores of
youngsters went down with the mystery bug.
Headteacher Janet Sadiq says: "As you will all be aware, we
have had a significant number of children picking up a sickness
bug over the last week."
is very common at this time of year and those parents who have older
children will be aware that this has occurred at Burnham Infants
in the past and usually once or twice a year."
fact that we have been trialling a 24 hour return to school policy
(provided your child is well enough) has not definitely contributed
to more cases this year, however we will be reverting back to our
previous policy of 48 hours with immediate effect."
children should not return to school until 48 hours after the last
episode of sickness. I hope that parents/carers who had previously
felt that 48 hours was too long, will understand the need for us
to strictly adhere to this."
fully appreciate the concerns that many parents/carers have had
over the last few weeks about the 24 hour return policy and apologise
for any distress or inconvenience that this may have caused."
always have the best interests of all the children and their families
at the heart of everything we do. If you have any further concerns
regarding this, please come and see me."
school was also forced to postpone its Christmas fair, which was
due to be held on Saturday (November 25th).