Key Worker Update – 20/03/2020

I understand that the lack of information has been frustrating for parents/carers in relation to Key Workers and how they will access school for their children.

It is greatly appreciated that families from Harlow Green have been patient and understand that the government have not released information to schools on this matter until very late last night (please click on the link below).

We will be organising this aspect today so that we are ready for Monday.

In preparation, we would like any parent/carer who believes that they would fall under the category of ‘Key Worker’ – and would like their child to access school as they have no other alternative – to contact the school office today and leave their details.

This can be done:

  • by phone from 08.30 (although, as you can imagine, it may be difficult to get through).
  • by email at [email protected]

When you contact us, we would like you to tell us the following:

  • Name of child
  • Year group
  • Name of parent
  • Profession

Once we have that information and have confirmation from government, we will contact the relevant  parents/carers to explain how things will work on Monday.

This information will be preliminary but will provide us with an idea of how to organise Monday.  Next week, we will formalise the information with more appropriate records.

Please be Aware

If you are a parent whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response carefully consider whether you are able to keep your child at home. Remember every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.  I am stressing this because if school has to open for a large group of children whose parents want to access this reduced provision then it will put huge strain on school staff, all of whom remain susceptible to coronavirus.

Schools can only provide this provision if we have enough staff.  Parents who send their children to school unnecessarily may contribute to forcing the school to close, which we will have to do if we do not have enough staff.

A message of gratitude

Again, thank you for your understanding in this matter.  We have had many verbal and written comments of support during this time which has been difficult for all our community.  The strength we show as a community is what will support us all over the coming weeks.

Take care everyone,

Mr Malik

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