Information for Key Workers
Arrangements week commencing 1st June 2020
With the gradual reopening of schools, children of Key Workers in EYFS, Y1 and Y6 will be included in the return to school arrangements of all children in those year groups and will attend school in line with the arrangements detailed on the 'Re-opening of the School' page. They will be expected to attend each day, from Wednesday 3rd June, alongside their classmates and at the times stipulated. Parents will need to complete the form on the Re-opening of the School page for this.
Children of Key Workers in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 will continue to be able to access our current provision.
Drop off and pick-up times from Wednesday 3rd June
If you only have children who are part of the Key Worker group then the times of opening are 8.45 a.m. until 3.15 p.m. We do have to insist that parents keep to these times in the future now that we are expecting so many more children at school and therefore do not have the flexibility which we have had previously.
If you have a child who is part of the wider return to school, in EYFS, Y1 or Y6 as well as a child in the Key Worker group (Years 2-5), then please drop off all children at whichever is the later time and pick up at the earlier time (times for the wider opening are available on the Re-opening of the School page).
For example, if you have a child in EYFS and a child in the Key Worker group then you will need to drop off both children at 9.00 a.m. (the later time) and pick up at 3.00 p.m. (the earlier time)
Thank you for your understanding.
Information for Key Workers
If you work in any of the following areas and you would like your child to continue to come to school, please note the following categories which are classed as Key Workers. Thank you.
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 distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the 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, and 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 COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, 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 COVID-19 pandemic), 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.
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems 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 COVID-19 response, as well as 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 and waste disposal sectors.