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Posted on: 20/03/2020

Key worker advice

Advice to schools and parents regarding keeping pupils of key workers at home Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Please, therefore, 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 (not guaranteed to be in the usual setting due to staff shortages, etc) 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. Residential special schools, boarding schools and special settings continue to care for children wherever possible. If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision. Provision in an educational setting may not be in the normal educational setting for your children but may be offered by a setting elsewhere. Thank you for your understanding S. Snooks  
Posted on: 19/03/2020

School closure information

Reminder Friday 20th March is a Teacher Training Day – School will be closed to pupils School is also closed to pupils from Monday 23rd March 2020 School closure Dear Parents/Carers You may have seen that the approach to COVID-19 has now changed.   Yesterday, the government announced that schools across the UK would close from Friday 20th March until further notice. Due to the planned teacher day, this means that Edgewick will be closed to pupils from 3.15pm on Thursday 19th March (TODAY).   See government outline below After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon, they will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus. Examples of these workers include NHS staff, police and supermarket delivery drivers who need to be able to go to work to support the country’s fight to tackle coronavirus. Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans – a legal document that describes a child’s special educational needs and the support they require. Children who do not fall into these groups should remain at home with appropriate care. If you feel you that your family falls into one of these groups and you want your child to remain in school (ie, you are not self-isolating due to symptoms of coronavirus, or medical conditions of other family members) please contact the office for further advice and information. If you have made the school office aware that you would like to collect a school packed lunch (free school meal pupils and pre-arranged only), these will be available for you to collect from the school office between 10.30 and 11am. It is your responsibility to store these lunches appropriately until they are consumed. Thank you for your understanding.  Kind regards S. Snooks

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