Jan 4, 2021

School Closure - Jan 4th 2022


 

4th January 2021

 

Dear Parents and carers,

At the weekend teaching unions met to talk about how they could keep teachers and children safe in school. This was because they were worried that it was not safe to be in school with the current levels of the COVID virus.

As school leaders, we have looked at how we keep people safe and have spoken to the teaching unions. Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient staff available to fully open the school in a safe and secure way for all classes. It is therefore, with a heavy heart that we have requested Trustees take the decision to operate a partial opening of the school to vulnerable children and children of parents who are critical workers for the rest of this week and move to online learning from Tuesday 5th January 2021. This request has been agreed by the Trust. So, we will be moving to online learning this week from Tuesday 5th. We will keep reviewing this measure.

We will remain open for the children of key workers and for vulnerable children, including those with EHCPs. We will be contacting those families very soon. If you need a key worker place, please contact the school. The list of key workers is shown below.

                                        Yours Sincerely

                                               

                                                Clare Welbourne - Head of School

                                                Peter Overton - Strategic Lead

 

 

 

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Posted by: eastonce

4th January 2021

 

Dear Parents and carers,

At the weekend teaching unions met to talk about how they could keep teachers and children safe in school. This was because they were worried that it was not safe to be in school with the current levels of the COVID virus.

As school leaders, we have looked at how we keep people safe and have spoken to the teaching unions. Unfortunately, we do not have sufficient staff available to fully open the school in a safe and secure way for all classes. It is therefore, with a heavy heart that we have requested Trustees take the decision to operate a partial opening of the school to vulnerable children and children of parents who are critical workers for the rest of this week and move to online learning from Tuesday 5th January 2021. This request has been agreed by the Trust. So, we will be moving to online learning this week from Tuesday 5th. We will keep reviewing this measure.

We will remain open for the children of key workers and for vulnerable children, including those with EHCPs. We will be contacting those families very soon. If you need a key worker place, please contact the school. The list of key workers is shown below.

                                        Yours Sincerely

                                               

                                                Clare Welbourne - Head of School

                                                Peter Overton - Strategic Lead

 

 

 

Key workers:

Health workers. 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 distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare This includes: Childcare, support and teaching staff, social workers, specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (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, 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition and essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition), 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

Transport and border This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

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