27th Oct, 2020

Cutting-edge technology will help check health of pupils and staff of school in Rugby

Andy Morris 24th Jun, 2020

CUTTING-edge technology will help check the health of pupils, staff and visitors at a school in Rugby when they return to lessons.

Avon Park School has installed a thermal imaging camera which can check people’s temperatures as they enter the school.

With high temperatures being an indicator of Covid-19, the camera will help to improve safety at the school, which provides support to children with special education needs.

Anyone displaying a high temperature will be asked not to enter, and advised to follow government guidelines on Coronavirus.

Avon Park has remained open throughout lockdown, providing support services such as free food parcels, food vouchers and online webinars to ease pressure on pupils and their families during the pandemic.

Head teacher Rob James said: “The innovative camera has been a welcome addition to Avon Park and has enabled us to continue to provide our pupils and staff with a safe environment.”

Phil Jones, CEO of the Witherslack Group which runs the school, said: “The safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff are of paramount importance to us.

“Our decision to introduce this new technology has provided great comfort to staff, young people, parents and carers alike.”

Director of education Julie Taylor said: “The cameras have been well received by parents and carers who have been complimentary with the installation of the innovative technology.”

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