Herne Bay High School head teacher gives brutally honest insight into coronavirus testing chaos

Herne Bay High School head teacher gives brutally honest insight into coronavirus testing chaos

The head teacher at Herne Bay High School believes there is trouble ahead with the coronavirus testing system not fit for purpose. After schools reopened this month, pupils and staff were said to be given priority testing to keep classrooms open. However, parents are struggling to get kids checked, while teachers, unable to get tests, warn of staff shortages as they are forced to self-isolate. The scheme has been dogged with problems with many complaining of long waits for tests and far-flung testing centre allocations. KentLive newsletter: We bring the stories to you Are you tired of having to scroll through social media or search for the latest news in Kent? Signing up to the KentLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email once every morning. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - you can do it right at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Type your email address into the 'sign up to free daily alerts' box, press 'subscribe' and you're all set. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. Mirror Online reports that at least 339 schools in England and Wales have already shut completely, or sent kids home, after positive results. In Kent alone, 13 schools have announced positive coronavirus results, which has caused a variety of problems. Most recently, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School was forced to send over 200 pupils home after a year 7 ...
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