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Keyworker provision from January 6th until February half term.

We are now open to key worker and vulnerable children only. This will, at this moment in time, be the situation until at least February half term.

Any parent/ caregiver who is a key worker (in line with the Government definition – please see definition below) needs to complete the key worker form if they haven’t already done so. This needs to be completed as a matter of urgency. We will close the form at 9am on Friday 8th January. We will not accept any new key worker children after this point.

Key worker form

Once you have completed the form, you will be able to send your child in for key worker provision. We will only contact you if we have a query about your form/ occupation.

Please liase directly with the class teacher if you intend to collect your child before the end of the day.

Things to know:

We will be returning to the normal school day: 8.35 – 3.15pm

All children will be using the main gates. Parents/ carers will be expected to supervise children on the way to/ from school and will be expected to wear masks at drop off/ collection and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The children who are in school will be based in their own classes with their class teacher or a TA. This is the plan at the moment but will be reviewed depending on the numbers.

All children, other than those who qualify for FSM, will need their own packed lunch, drinks bottle and snacks. An update about FSM lunches will follow.

Children do not need to wear school uniform.

The children will be doing a mixture of work in the classroom – it will be linked to the Spring term plans and the remote learning offer via Google classroom. It may be administered in a different way, though: they will not be spending all day on the chromebooks.

Goverment definition of critical workers

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections.

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, 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
  • 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.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors

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