COVID-19 School Closure
In the mist of a storm,
You said 'Peace, be still.'
Let our anxious fears fade away,
Surround this school in faith, hope and love,
Bring our nation through this challenging time.
Grant wisdom to those with great responsibility,
Gentle hands and patience to those care,
And healing and hope to those who contract the virus.
Following the Government’s decision to close all schools from 3.15pm on Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice, all school staff will be working to support and implement the Government’s COVID-19 strategy.
Children who fall under one of the criteria are eligible for a childcare place:
Parents are key workers and their role is CRITCIAL to the COVID-19 strategy and have no alternative care arrangements for their children.
Are currently on a CHILD PROTECTION PLAN, CHILD IN NEED PLAN or have a CHILD IN CARE ORDER.
Are YOUNG CARERS
Have an EDUCATIONAL HEALTH CARE PLAN (optional but fortnightly reviewed with school and parents)
School will be open from 9am until 3pm daily and children will be required to bring a packed lunch.
We will require confirmation of attendance as soon as possible and no later than 2pm the day before a childcare place is required. This can be done via email or the emergency number, 07743918667.
SCHOOL CLOSURE COVID-19
Key Worker- How to decide what childcare?
FRONT LINE WORKER LETTER
CONFIRMED KEY WORKER LIST
CONFIRMATION LETTER MASTER
CHILDCARE CONFIRMATION -SAMPLE LETTER
Government Guidance on School Closure and Key Worker Criteria
The Reality of Working From Home
This is what 'working from home' looks like for the Dugdale household.
Over the coming days and weeks when I am not in school supporting our critical key workers with their childcare arrangements I will be with George. As a family,
WE WON'T be seeing our parents and his grand parents.
WE WON'T be seeing our friends.
WE WON'T be in big social groups/parties.
WE WON'T be taking non essential travel.
WE WON'T be hoarding large amounts of supplies from supermarkets.
WE WILL be working for a short time and then playing for a short time. This will be a repeating patten over the day, therefore my normal working hours will probably be double.
WE WILL be making lunch and dinner together.
WE WILL walk the dogs together on the neighbouring fields.
WE WILL be calling all our family members via FaceTime. WE WILL be washing our hands regularly.
WE WILL be spending time with each other during these worrying times.
WE WILL be looking after one another.
WE WILL be keeping each other safe.
Finally, as a 'Key Worker' myself,
I WILL be more exposed to the virus and have a significantly increased possibility of contracting COVID-19.
I am pleading with all our families to look at this and do the same. If you are not able to do this and are required to work to support the Governments COVID-19 strategy then the committed and dedicated staff of Hoddlesden St Paul's will be here to support with childcare arrangements.
Impact of Social Distancing!
EXPECTATIONS FOR MONDAY 23rd MARCH AND BEYOND
KEY WORKER - CONTINUED CHILD CARE REQUEST
Please complete the form below based on the eligibility criteria set out in the letter above. Indicate your role, employer and current working pattern/requirements. We are aware that the working commitments of front line employees will increase and this will be supported.