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Highland pupils asked NOT to go to Drummond School in Inverness as head teacher says school will be closed until Monday due to 'significant staff shortage'

By Louise Glen

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AN Inverness school has closed until Monday, due to staff shortages.

Drummond School parents have been told it the school has been closed 'due to significant staff shortages' and not upon 'advice/instruction' from the Health Protection Team.

A message sent to parents on Wednesday evening confirmed that school was closed to all pupils and staff.

In the email, head teacher Mark Elvines said: "Unfortunately, Drummond School will be closed Thursday 18 and Friday 19 of November to all staff and pupils due to a high number of staff absence.

"The school is not closed on the advice/instruction from the Health Protection Team, it is due to significant staff shortage."

He continued: "We are so sorry for the inconvenience caused.

"The children and young people can continue to engage with their learning through their Google classrooms during this time."

Pupils are being asked to meet with teachers online, and have been invited to 'attend' online sessions including the school assembly and a Makaton choir session on Friday.

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