Thursday 19th March 2020
Thank you very much for your continued support and understanding during these incredibly challenging times. Like you, we have been coming to terms with the significance of the announcement last night from the government regarding school closures at the end of the day on Friday.
At the time of writing, we are awaiting clarification from the government. As it currently stands, schools should remain open where possible to care for the children of key workers and those deemed vulnerable by the secretary of state for education.
The definition of a key worker has not yet been clarified. However, we need to make a start in identifying how many pupils this may affect in our schools in order that we can then put in place plans from next week to support these families.
The indications so far are that key workers will include the following groups:
We believe that these occupational categories will be expanded later today and will write further when we have those details.
Our current position is as follows:
For those pupils remaining at home, a learning resource pack has been sent home with your child to support their continued learning in the home during the following weeks.
Thank you for your support and understanding.