Thank you for your kindness and considerate behaviour in these very difficult times.
You will no doubt be aware the government have decided to close schools from tomorrow, Friday 20th March. As the government have outlined, schools will do their best to provide a daily service for children of key workers which may include those working in NHS essential services, police, fire and ambulance services, and those working in a social care setting looking after vulnerable and elderly people. The expectation is that if there is an adult in the household who is not on the key worker list, childcare would be provided at home
The government guidance has already identified children in a vulnerable category. If you consider your child to be in this category and think your child would need the continuing support of school please inform us.
Due to a number of staff already having to self-isolate additional services outside of school hours would not be possible such as breakfast club and afterschool clubs.
In order to ascertain the number of people within the school community who are working within these categories please could you email the school with the information email@example.com , or return the slip below by 9am on Friday 20th March.
Due to the uncertainty of the current climate this service will be reviewed on a daily basis. We have a duty of care to both pupils and staff. The expectation is that school will close for all children apart from those in vulnerable categories and those of key workers. Once we have been able to confirm the sessions we have to offer, we will contact the eligible families.
Only families who have a confirmed place will be admitted to school. Obviously any children who have been self-isolating must complete the 14 days before taking advantage of these school sessions.
Mrs G.A. Kelley
Name of Parent/Carer _______________________________________
Name of Child _____________________________________________ Class ___________
Reason for needing school service _______________________________________________
Role as Key worker if applicable _________________________________________________
Employer’s name and contact details _____________________________________________
Days/Session required (please circle)
Mon am Mon pm Tue am Tue pm Wed am Wed pm Thurs am Thurs pm Fri am Fri pm
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but we have decided to cancel this week’s Parents’ Evening in the interest of the health and safety of all those concerned.
School will now remain open on Thursday 12 March until 3:20pm as usual.
Please see letter below for further details.