Click on the links below to access uptodate information Regarding COVID-19:
Advice on the Coronavirus for Places of Education - Public Health England
Guidance for maintaining educational provision, including Keyworker lists - Gov. UK
Parents - please note:
Schools, and all childcare providers, are being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including Child in Need plans, on Child Protection plans, ‘Looked After’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.
If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors, and you cannot keep your child safe at home, then your children will be prioritised for education provision.
Please follow these key principles:
- If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
- If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
- Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
- Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.