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Key Worker Provision Update

Dear Parents and Carers


Thank you for the prompt response regarding Key Worker requirements. Thank you to all the families where only one parent is a key worker, who has not requested a place. We have now informed all Key Workers who contacted us, what we will be able to provide for the next 4 weeks. We are now nearly at maximum capacity to reduce social contact and therefore reduce the transmission of the virus.


The government has made it clear in its guidance regarding key workers: Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.


It remains the case that if a school does not have enough staff to care for pupils safely (even based on the new ‘reduced provision’ approach’) then, subject to a risk assessment and consultation with the chair of governors, a full or partial closure may be necessary. Schools will need to keep this decision under daily review.


After 4 weeks we will assess the situation again. From that point onwards, priority will be given in the following order:


1.Pupils where either parent is a member of NHS frontline staff e.g. doctors and nurses

 2.Pupils where both parents are on the keyworker list/single parent keyworker

 3.Pupils where one parent is on the key worker list


A meal will be provided for all children who will be in school.


Please note that the school will be fully closed to all Key Workers on Good Friday and Easter Monday.


Children who have free school meals will have the vouchers posted to them when we receive them.


These are unprecedented times. There is no blueprint. The situation is being assessed daily, and we will continue to keep updating parents as and when we receive new guidance.


School will close on Friday 20th March at 3.10pm. Only families with an offer of a place should attend the school on Monday 23rd March. It will be closed for all other pupils until further notice.

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