The small army of staff involved in the launch of the pupil COVID-19 mass testing programme at Cirencester Kingshill School, shared a celebratory slice of cake this morning. As the school moves forward from onsite testing to pupils testing at home, the team were celebrating the fact that at the point of baking, 3,098 tests had been carried out in school.
Over 90% of pupils are currently taking part in the testing programme, and having successfully carried out their tests in school, just like the staff, they have now been provided with home testing kits to use twice per week in line with the government's recommended good practice.
Headteacher, Miss Christine Oates commented "I am exceptionally grateful to the team of staff who have carried out the testing programme in school and ensured that our pupils and staff feel comfortable with the testing process. Our staff have really rallied together to support each other in making sure that the programme rolled our smoothly, and I am very proud of how well our pupils have handled the testing in school, they have all been brilliant. We are delighted to have pupils back in school with us again, whilst of course we have seen them each day over lockdown through their live lessons on MS Teams, having them back with us face to face is wonderful. I am very grateful to the whole school community for their support through the recent lockdown, and also with the ongoing testing programme. I know it will help all of us in school to feel safer over the coming weeks."« Back to news