A HEADTEACHER of a special educational needs school in the city has spoken out after being forced to send two bubbles home.

Tania Dorman, head of Regency High School in Worcester, says running a SEN school during the pandemic is 'extraordinarily complex.'

"Everyone reacts to things differently and we have to consider the needs of everyone, staff, students and parents," she said.

"Some people are very anxious and need reassurance, others are ready for things to go back to 'normal.' Finding a balance is very difficult.

"We feel that pupils' mental health and educational needs need to come first. It is unfair for them to be in the same room all day every day. Next half term we want to start allowing bubbles to restart PE lessons and food tech. It is a huge part of what we do here and students are really missing it.

"However, safety is very important to us, and naturally we have vulnerable children and adults in the school. We will continue to follow guidelines and renew our risk assessments regularly. The last thing we want is for anyone in the school to be poorly."

Two bubbles were sent home from the school on Monday as one pupil tested positive for coronavirus. Students can return on November 2.