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18 March 2021
Over 5500 COVID-19 rapid tests have been successfully processed at Oakgrove, due to the diligent work of school staff and volunteers, student participation and support from their families.
This was the tribute paid by Oakgrove School Headteacher Ian Tett, to all who played their part in the vast month-long testing programme.
“The sports hall at Oakgrove was transformed into a temporary testing centre, so that all asymptomatic staff could be tested on-site, prior to the schools fully reopening. Students were then tested on three occasions before being issued with rapid testing kits for use twice weekly at home.
“The conscientious logistical approach by staff in setting up the centres ensured that the testing schedules were effective and efficiently run. Students were sensible and pragmatic during the supervised self-testing, which meant that they were able to remain safe and to return to their lessons promptly and carry on with productive learning once tested.”