Information for Key Workers

26.03.20

A message only for those parents who have continued to attend school this week (w/c 23.03.20)

Dear parents and carers,

We have been asked by the government, where possible, to offer care to children of Key Workers over the Easter holiday. Before any offer is finalised I would like to gauge the level of interest in this as I imagine many or most parents will have already made arrangements for what is a school holiday.

Please could you phone the school office (01530 832234) before midday on Friday 27th March to let us know if this is something in which you would be interested? You may have to leave a message as most staff at school are now working from home.

If there is sufficient interest we would consider opening from Monday to Thursday in the first week of the holiday (w/c 6th April) and from Tuesday to Friday in the second week (w/c 13th April) between 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.

Kind Regards,

Mr. R. Prior

Headteacher

 

24.03.20

Dear Parents & Carers,

Yesterday evening the Prime Minister made an announcement reinforcing the message to "stay at home" alongside further measures designed to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Broom Leys Primary School will remain open today, Tuesday 24th March, for pupils whose parents have been designated as key workers. We are committed to protecting the wellbeing of our students and staff - therefore we are requesting that children attend school only if there is no other safe alternative.

So that we can ensure safe, adequate, yet minimum levels of staffing in school, please would parents whose children will continue to attend Broom Leys inform us of this as soon as possible, by calling the school on 01530 832234 and leaving a message.

Thank you for your kindness and support during these uncertain times. Please continue to stay safe.

Kind regards,

Mr. R. Prior

Headteacher

 

20.03.20

The government has now released its official list of 'Key Workers'. If you work in any of the following areas and you would like your child to continue to come to school from Monday, please complete the form below so that we can plan for the weeks ahead. 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.

Transport
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.

 

 

Key Worker details

Although Broom Leys School is closing at the end of the day on Friday 20th March 2020 following government advice, the school will still be open for children of Key Workers (please see the list below). If you are a Key Worker and you would like your child to continue to attend school next week, please complete the form below. A member of staff will then contact you directly to make the necessary arrangements.



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