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Orrell Lamberhead Green Primary Academy

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Key Worker Information

Please read the response from our Trust to the Government's announcement

 

Key Worker Application

If you think you are a key worker and would like to apply for a place in school on Monday, please click on the link above 

Please send your request before 8:00am on Saturday. After that we may not be able to include you.

Please note that an application does not mean you have a place.

We have a limited number of children we can accommodate safely. If you have a place, you will receive an email giving you more information on Saturday afternoon.

If you can not email, please telephone the school office 

On Wednesday, Boris Johnson announced that schools would close on Friday except to the children of key workers and vulnerable children.  One of the reasons for school closures is that as our staff increasingly self-isolate (due to illness, pre-existing medical conditions or household members with symptoms) we are unable to provide a safe environment for our children to be in.  In order to function, schools need more than just teachers: we need people to keep the school clean and germ free; we need people to clean the toilets; we need people to answer the phone and contact parents; we need first aiders; we need people to prepare food. The list can be endless at times.

As part of the Government’s announcement on Wednesday, the prime minister estimated that in an average sized school there would be around 40 children attending. He also urged schools to stay open over Easter to ensure that key workers could continue to go to work. As a Trust, we were confident that we would be able to do this. Our staff are unswerving in their dedication to their job and our children; they have all volunteered to work over Easter and take on the different roles needed in our schools.

However, the announcement made over night has caused us some concern. We estimate that we have approximately 300 children across both schools who have at least one parent who falls into the Key worker category.  Even with our amazing staff, we cannot guarantee that we could open to all of these children for any sustained period.

When considering if your child needs to come to school on Monday in order for you to carry out an essential role in keeping the country functioning please note the following points

  • All children should be at home if they can be.
  • If there is another parent/adult who can look after your child, they should not come to school even if you are a key worker

If that is not possible (for example both parents are key workers) the following guidance is given:

If you think your occupation falls within the critical categories below you should confirm with your employer that, based on their current business continuity arrangements, your specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.

Health and Social Care:

Including doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, 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 distributors of medicines and medical personal and protective equipment.

Education and Childcare:

If you work in a school/nursery and are part of the staff required to provide care for other Key Workers.

Key Public Services

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.

Only administrative occupations essential to the COVID-19 response or essential public services such as the payment of benefits.

Food and other necessary goods.

Those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery.

Public Safety and National Security

Police and support staff, MOD and armed forces personnel critical to the delivery of key defence and national security, fire and rescue, National Crime Agency Staff, those maintaining border security , prison and probation staff, and security roles here and overseas.

Transport

Those who will keep air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes open during COVID-19 response.

Utilities, communication and financial services

Staff who provide front line, essential financial services provision, oil, gas, electricity and water sectors( including sewerage), information technology, staff working in nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications including 999 and 111 critical services, postal workers, payment providers and waste disposal sectors.

Key Worker Application

If you think you are a key worker and would like to apply for a place in school on Monday, please click on the link above 

 

 

Please send your request before 8:00am on Saturday. After that we may not be able to include you.

Please note that an application does not mean you have a place.

 

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We have a limited number of children we can accommodate safely.

If you have a place, you will receive an email giving you more information on Saturday afternoon.

If you can not email, please telephone the school office