HARTWELL School in Stockton has become the latest Witherslack Group school in the UK to install a thermal imaging system across its site.

The camera uses cutting-edge technology to check the temperature of pupils, staff and visitors as they enter the school.

High temperatures are 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.

Hartwell has remained open throughout lockdown, and has provided a number of vital support services such as free food parcels, online webinars and food vouchers to ease pressure on families during the pandemic.

Phil Jones, CEO of Witherslack, said: "The recent installation of thermal imaging cameras to detect any person arriving at a Witherslack school with a fever represents a further example of our commitment to providing learning environments that are not only innovative, but are safe places to work and learn."