Dear West Sussex County Council,
Please could you provide the rate of confirmed coronavirus cases amongst school staff for each week in November and December.
I would like you to split the figures into primary, secondary and special schools if possible.
In addition, I would like you to split them into staff category: teacher, teaching assistant, support staff and auxiliary staff if possible.
Dear Aisha Latif
Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/1903
Freedom of Information request - Coronavirus cases amongst school staff
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Dear Aisha Latif
Many thanks for your enquiry – ‘FOI/1903 - Coronavirus cases in schools’.
I confirm that your request has been considered under the provisions of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
You requested the following information:
Please could you provide the rate of confirmed coronavirus cases amongst
school staff for each week in November and December. I would like you to
split the figures into primary, secondary and special schools if possible.
In addition, I would like you to split them into staff category: teacher,
teaching assistant, support staff and auxiliary staff if possible.
The Council does not hold the information requested. Schools are their
own Data Controllers and therefore the detail you require will be held by
each relevant setting. However, Schools within the county are asked to
notify the Council about known cases within their workforce. Accordingly,
we are able to provide details of the global number of positive cases of
COVID-19 among all staff at academies, maintained and independent schools
that were reported directly by these settings to West Sussex County
Council in the time period specified. This data covers the period of 2^nd
November to 31^st December 2020 and includes all staff, not just teaching
Please note that this data only captures the information as reported by
schools. It is important to be aware that this data may not be fully
comprehensive and it is not possible to ascertain the proportion of the
cases were transmitted in the school as opposed to within the family or
the wider community.
Number of cases notified to West Sussex County Council
Primary schools 183
Secondary schools 87
All-through schools 10
Special schools 30
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