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Guidance on Key Workers



The Government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible.  If children can stay safely at home, they should.  This will limit the chance of the virus spreading.

Schools have been asked to provide care for a limited number of children, whose parents work is critical to the COVID-19 response and can not be cared for at home.

Here is a summary of the list of key workers.  You can find out more detail using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

  1. Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Paramedics, Social workers, Care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff. Producers and distributors of medicine and medical equipment.
  2. Nursery and Teaching Staff. Specialist Education professionals.
  3. Justice system workers, religious staff, those responsible for the management of the deceased.
  4. Workers in local and national government who are responsible for essential public services such as the payment of benefits.
  5. Those involved in food production and other essential provisions, processing, distribution, sales and delivery.
  6. Police and their support staff. Armed Forces personnel.  Ministry of Defence workers.  Fire and Rescue services.  National Crime Agency staff.  Border Security.  Prison and Probation Staff.

If parents think they fall into any of the categories above and are not able to keep their children safely at home, please contact school.  You will be asked the following questions:

  1. Is there any other non-vulnerable person who can care for your child?
  2. How many days and which days will you need children covered?
  3. Which hours will you need?
  4. Will your child need a dinner or will you provide a packed lunch?

Please note we can only care for 20% of children.

Y6 visit the Theatre Royal

Year 6 were incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to see ‘Holes’ at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle.  This is the text we have been studying this term.  This is what some children had to say about it… ‘The acting was excellent – I loved the characters.’ ‘The funniest part was when Stanley was in… Continue Reading

Look at our Writing in Y6!

Last term, Year 6 studied ‘A Christmas Carol’  by Charles Dickens. Before looking at the actual text, we explored the question: Who was Charles Dickens? We researched his background and considered what life was like for people living in Victorian England.  Dickens was writing during the Industrial Revolution in London and there was a huge contrast… Continue Reading

Story Club Y3/4

Every Wednesday lunchtime, we have Story Club for Year 3 and 4.  The children look forward to choosing and listening to a variety of different stories and poems.  At St Lawrence’s we are always working hard to increase our children’s access to high quality texts, improve vocabulary, challenge children to become more confident, keen and… Continue Reading