Supervision for the children of Key Workers

Dear Parent/Carer,

Following recent DfE and Government directives that schools remain open, where possible, to support the employment/work related demands of key workers in the midst of this Coronavirus, please read the enclosed:

In response to the national announcements regarding the closure of schools and provision of vulnerable pupils and the pupils of key workers, the categories of jobs that fall into the definition of KEY WORKERS is as follows:

Employees that work for:

  • The National Health Service
  • The Armed Forces
  • Teachers, school staff, private child minders, nursery and childcare staff
  • Care home workers
  • Social workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Police Officers, Community Support Officers and civilian staff working for the Police
  • Prison Office or other probation staff
  • Firefighters
  • Local Authority Officers directly engaged in the contingency planning for COVID 19
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Highway Agency Traffic Officers
  • Supermarket staff and supermarket delivery drivers
  • Employees of key infrastructure industries such as gas/electricity

This applies if BOTH parents are working in any of these professions.

 “the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend”.

“the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society”

To ensure that we are able to adequately support those families only where the above is relevant we would ask that if:

  • you and your spouse are Key Workers; or,
  • you are a lone parent and a key worker

you email school as a matter of urgency for the attention of Mrs Weighell and Mrs Roberts using the email address: postbox@st-thomasmore.walsall.sch.uk

In your email please include the following information:

  1. The name(s) and form(s) of your child(ren)
  2. Your name(s)
  3. Your occupation(s) (i.e. Key Worker role taken from the list provided)
  4. Name of your employer
  5. Phone number of employer

If we have not heard from you by 4pm on Monday, March 23rd we will assume you do not require this support.

Supervision will commence on Tuesday 24th March as detailed here.

Regards,

Mrs S Bowen