Dear Parent / Guardian,
You will be aware that the Prime Minister has announced plans for schools to remain open where possible to provide childcare for children of key workers and those who are most vulnerable. This includes children who have a designated social worker and/or who have an EHCP. Therefore, along with our other CREATE schools we are trying to gather as much detail as possible to ensure we are fully prepared. We are asking parents to read the information below, if you consider yourself a key worker and need your child to attend school.
Please be aware, the government has stated that the best place for the children is to be at home, not with vulnerable relatives. Wherever this is possible, please use this option.
Health and social care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.
Key public services
This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.
Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.
Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).
Public safety and national security
This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.
Utilities, communication and financial services
This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and
The deadline for requesting a place is Friday 20th March by 2:00pm. We will assume that parents who do not reply are able to arrange childcare if their child is not at school.
This is an emergency facility only and we must reduce social interaction. If our staffing numbers decrease to an unsafe level, due to infection or isolation, then we may no be able to offer provision.Thank you for your continued support.