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West Bridgford
Friday, 16 April 2021

Notts schools affected by serious cyber attack welcomes all primary children back today

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Following last week’s cyber attack, Nova Education Trust is continuing with its IT recovery and restore operation in conjunction with the NCSC and the NCA.

The Trust comprises 15 schools and 11,000 pupils.

As a result of the attack, every device in every school needs to be digitally ‘cleaned’ and reset prior to staff and student use.

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The IT team and other staff from trust central services worked throughout the weekend to ensure as smooth a start as possible for all our students and staff this week.

The trust is delighted to welcome all of its primary school pupils and staff back into school this morning.

Secondary schools will be prioritising their COVID-19 lateral flow testing programmes to ensure students can safely return to the classroom, which will also provide the IT team with additional time to ensure that IT provision is in place for when classroom lessons resume later this week.

Until then, all students are able to access and continue with their work remotely via Microsoft Teams and can continue to consolidate their previous learning, by revisiting this work and complimenting it with the vast range of materials available online.

The trust would like to reiterate its sincere thanks to all staff, students and parents for their patience at this time.