Daily Update - Thursday 19th March
Schools, colleges and early years settings will be closed to everyone except children of key workers and vulnerable children from Monday, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus.
Examples of these workers include NHS staff, police and delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work. Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans.
A full list of key worker categories will be published by the Cabinet Office later today. As soon as we receive this information, it will be disseminated to parents.
Children who do not fall into these groups should remain at home with appropriate care.
In summary - School will close tomorrow (Friday 20th March) at 3.15pm. All children currently in school will be given learning packs to take home tomorrow. If your child is not in school , where possible to save on costs, please could you arrange for this to be collected from the school office by a third party If you really can't arrange for collection of the pack please email the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm Friday.
Please note no packs will be given out before tomorrow. Any further updates throughout the coming weeks will continue to be shared on the school website.
Thank you for your support and understanding in these exceptional times.
14:45pm - update
As you are aware school's are being asked to remain open for the children of key workers who require childcare to enable the key worker parent to work - please note that if there is an adult based at home, the child should remain at home with them - (we have not yet received the list of who is considered to be a key worker).
In order to provide safe and effective care it is necessary for us to anticipate how many key working parents require childcare during school hours in the coming weeks. If you believe you may fall into this category could you please email the school office email@example.com by mid-day tomorrow with the following details:
- Your name,
- child's name,
- job title,
- your employer
Please note that we are only able to offer this service if our staffing levels are safe to do so.