SCHOOL CLOSURE – JANUARY 2021
Download and print: Key Worker request letter January 2021 (Word Document)
Dear Parents and Carers
I am sure you will have watched the announcement at 8pm from the PM regarding the closure of all schools as from tonight.
As you will imagine, this was a surprise in one respect and not in another. As a school, we will be here to support you in this next phase of lockdown. However, this does need some time to plan and organise the remote learning and key worker/vulnerable children who will be entitled to physically come into school.
As a result, we have taken the decision, alongside the rest of our cluster schools and the governors, that we will remain closed to all children regardless of status until Wednesday. This will enable us to plan for the best possible remote learning we can offer as well as organise key worker/vulnerable groups. Please understand that we have staff who will have childcare issue just like some of our parents. I need to ensure your children have adequate supervision moving forward. Up until now, we have separated Bubbles, however, there is every possibility that this will no longer be the case, depending on the number of children we will have in.
The list of children whose parents can be classed as key workers has been updated for those schools which were told not to open today. Please follow the link to this guidance. Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
We will begin to accept requests for places for children on this basis from tomorrow morning. We will send out either a survey or a form to fill in if you feel your child comes under key worker or vulnerable. (Please do not email this evening as I will be planning for the safe return of staff and children in due course) This list also contains those children with EHCP’s and are vulnerable (those under social care). More details will be communicated to you via email tomorrow morning with plans for the start of online learning.
I am sure that you will be anxious about remote learning once again, but you did so brilliantly last spring and summer. We will be here for you and support your children through their learning and you in assisting them in this.
Thank you in advance for your patience and continued support.