Children of Key Workers ( Published: 20/03/2020)

Following the latest advice and guidance that the government issued on Wednesday 18th March 2020, our school will close to all but the children of key workers and vulnerable students from 3.00pm on Friday 20th March 2020.

In terms of ‘Key Workers’ provision will only be available for those families where both parents/carers are key workers or in single parent families where the parent/carer is a key worker.

If you are a Key Worker

If you meet this criteria please email by 5pm on Friday 20th March 2020 to inform us if you would like your child to continue attending school from Monday 23rd March 2020. Please include in your email your child’s name, your address and postcode, details of both parent/carers’ current jobs and the days you both work. We will be asking to see proof of employment, for example a wage slip or employee identification badge. We will then add your child to our register.

At present keyworkers are those who work for the NHS, the armed forces or the police. This list may be updated in the forthcoming days and we will let you know if this is the case.

We will contact all students and families who we feel meet other criteria and for whom the offer of provision will be made. We are fully committed to being as supportive as possible to our families, and we also need to ensure that we are able to safely supervise any students in school.

Further Advice

At this time, we expect our school to remain closed at least until Easter and possibly beyond depending on what new advice we receive from the government and Public Health England. We will keep you informed as and when we find out more and as and when the situation changes. Communication will be made via the Parent App portal, the school website and by text message.

During this period of time, students should remain at home and avoid gathering in large groups. School staff will continue working from home to produce resources that will be added to the work that is already placed in folders on FROG.

We are also making the following email address available for students or parents to use if they have any safeguarding concerns or emergencies during this period of the closure:

Please help us to keep this email available by only using it if you have an urgent safeguarding concern.

Throughout this period, the best advice we can give is to:

  • Keep things calm and in perspective so that students do not worry
  • Keep your children indoors so that they are supervised, safe and can engage with the remote learning that has been provided
  • Promote good hygiene by encouraging your children to wash their hands more regularly and for at least twenty seconds
  • Follow the national guidance if you or your family develop symptoms of the virus, and particularly if you or your family are included in the government’s groups of vulnerable people
  • Keep checking the school website

Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter. We would also like to thank all of our students who have behaved responsibly and calmly throughout what has undoubtedly been and continues to be a period of heightened anxiety and uncertainty.

Yours faithfully,

Miss D Johnson & Mr N Johnson
Academy Co-Headteachers

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