CRITICAL WORKER UPDATE (22/1/21)
After 3 weeks of lockdown we are finding that our Reception bubble is one of the largest in school and is close to capacity. We do not want to be in a position where we are unable to safely accommodate all Reception pupils requesting a critical worker place in school. Consequently, please be mindful of the following before booking a critical worker place in school:
- ‘Children with at least one parent or carer who is a critical worker can go to school or college if required, but parents and carers should keep their children at home if they can.’ (DfE)
- “If you’re a key worker and your partner doesn’t work then you shouldn’t be sending your children to school. That’s clear in the guidance.” Matt Hancock, Health Secretary
I am not sending this information to make parents feel guilty or to contradict information that employers have sent out – these are challenging times for everyone, but I have a responsibility to share guidance with you and urge parents not send their children to school whilst transmission rates are so high unless it is necessary. For some families I totally accept that it is necessary some days, or every day, each week - we are here to help those families.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all.