Please read the letter to parents regarding the national lockdown and school closure.
Following the recent government announcement and introduction of another national lockdown, school will now be closed to ALL pupils on Tuesday 5th January.
Due to the last-minute timing of this announcement and the limited government guidance, we are not in a position to open school to vulnerable children and children of critical workers straight away. School will be closed tomorrow to allow parents time to complete and return critical worker forms and for staff to prepare for remote and in-school learning.
Much has changed since the lockdown in March and we are currently in the dark about how the government expect schools to run this provision. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause; however, we have unfortunately been left with no option but to close. If you are a critical worker and are facing significant difficulty finding alternative childcare for tomorrow, then please email email@example.com before 10pm. However, we politely ask that wherever possible you make alternative arrangements, as this will allow us tomorrow to make more concrete plans.
School will be open from Wednesday 6th January for vulnerable children and children of critical workers. As during the first lock down, we will require proof that you are a critical worker. This may be a letter from your employer, a work lanyard etc. If you are able to send this through with the aforementioned critical worker forms that would be much appreciated. Please see the email sent earlier on this afternoon that clearly outlines who is classed as a key worker. Please note that we require details of both parents (where applicable) as critical worker places will only be offered to children whose parents are both listed as critical workers. We ask parents to return these as soon as possible to enable school to put plans in place.
All parents/pupils will receive information regarding their remote learning during the day tomorrow. Please bear with staff while we put our contingency plans in place in order to continue to provide the pupils of North Wheatley with a high quality of education.
We will be in touch throughout the day tomorrow with further details. I thank you all, once again, for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time.