PARENTS and governors at a primary school have expressed their gratitude to staff for the way in which they have responded to the Coronavirus.

As a way of saying thank you, each member of staff from Inkberrow Primary School have received a hamper provided by The Bull’s Head pub in the village containing fruit scones, strawberry jam and cream, as well as savoury items such as scotch egg and sausage roll.

The project was arranged through the Friends of Inkberrow Primary School and included donations from individual governors.

Karen Uppal, chair of the Friends of Inkberrow Primary School and a parent at the school said: “Lots of us have appreciated the effort the teachers have made to support parents and their children during this challenging time and were pleased to contribute to this thank you gift for all the staff.”

Chair of Governors, Noel Fowler, said: “We wanted to acknowledge and reward all staff for their commitment to the children and willingness to adapt to the developing situation.

“I am also upset about the way in which the media and some politicians have treated those working in school in stark contrast to those in the health and social care services.

“The fact is that schools have not closed, ours has been open every day for key-worker children, including during Easter and half term breaks.

“In addition, staff have been providing detailed support to parents working with their children at home.”

Glenn Duggan, headteacher from the school near Worcester, said: “We are so pleased that the Parents and Governors have acknowledged the staff for their ongoing dedication to the children's learning since the closures were announced.

“Over the past ten weeks, all teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to ensure our children at Inkberrow have continued to have access to their teacher and to their learning.

“I am very proud of all of them.”