Let us know if you are a key worker
The government has issued guidance on the jobs that fall into the category of key worker – the list can be viewed here.
If you feel you are in one of these categories and you are unable to keep your child safely at home, please click here to complete a short form so we can make the appropriate arrangements.
- You will need confirmation from your employer, that based on their business continuity arrangements, your specific role is necessary for the continuation of this public service.
- It is not a compulsory requirement to send your child to academy even if you are considered a key worker. The advice states that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
- Pupils can continue to attend academy from Monday if they have one parent classified by the government as a key worker.
Who should not complete this form?
Whilst we want to help as many of our families as we can during this difficult time, we must prioritise pupils in line with the advice issued to us by the government:
- Unless your work is considered to be critical to the COVID-19 response or you work in one of the critical sectors listed, your child is unlikely to be allocated a place.
- A reminder that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
- The parents of our most vulnerable pupils will be contacted directly by the academy to confirm their arrangements.
Keeping your child safe is our number one priority
As has been made clear by Public Health England, smaller groups of pupils in schools and academies are considered to carry a lower risk. Please rest assured that our teams will be cleaning academy premises regularly, and we will also be talking to pupils about the importance of washing their hands properly, catching coughs and sneezes and disposing of used tissues.
Our staff will also be on alert for pupils who display symptoms of the coronavirus. If a pupil should become unwell, they will be moved to a safe, isolated room until you can collect them and take them home.