Last night the Government announced that all schools are to close at the end of Friday 20 March, except for children or key workers and vulnerable children.
At this stage we don’t know how long the closure will be for, but we are working on the assumption that it may be for some time. We will, of course, keep you updated but to help our planning, please can we ask that you complete the following form for us to indicate whether you are a key worker.
If both parents/carers or the sole parent/carer in your household are key workers, your child should come to school unless you have to isolate yourselves as a household. If any parent or carer in the household is not a key worker, he or she is able to stay at home and look after the child – your child should, therefore, stay at home with you unless he or she is deemed to be vulnerable or has an EHCP. This is because the purpose of the Government’s policy is to reduce social interactions – staying at home is one of the most effective ways of doing this.
The Secretary of State for Education has also asked that schools remain open in some capacity during the Easter break for these children so that designated key workers can continue to fulfil their roles. We will give details of this provision to those families over the next few days.
We will be doing everything possible to help minimise the disruption to learning for all our pupils. For those not coming into school, we will ensure that learning can continue In the meantime, we have invested in the Frog Remote Learning Platform available to all students. Teachers will be setting work for all students via this platform. To log on please go to the following URL: https://astreawoodfields-doncaster.frogos.net/. Login details will be provided seperately. This work and your child’s progress will be monitored regularly by staff members from the school.
These are unprecedented and challenging times but we are committed to your child’s education through remote learning and through caring for those who will continue to attend school.
We appreciate this is a very difficult and worrying time for everyone, and we appreciate your support and patience as we work through all the details.
Astrea Academy Woodfields