The school is open and providing childcare and educational provision for children of 'critical workers' and those deemed 'vulnerable'.

This provision is staffed on a rota basis by the Bridge Staff team and will always includes at least two members of SLT, a member of the Safeguarding Team, three first-aiders and at least one member of staff per year group.

Bridge Bees BASC will continue to run for our normal hours between 7.30am and 6pm.

Child Care for Critical Workers Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify as a ‘Critical Worker’?

A list of what the government have designated as ‘Key Workers’ is provided above. If you fall within the critical categories you should confirm with your employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, your specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.

What is designated a ‘Vulnerable Child’?

Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. The school will be in touch with these families directly. If you feel that your child is 'vulnerable' then please contact a member of the SLT to discuss this.

If only one parent or carer is a critical worker, can I send my children in to school?

Children with at least one parent or carer who are identified as critical workers by the government can send their children to school if required.

Will Breakfast & After-School Club still be running?

Normal hours of 8.45am to 3.15pm will continue with extended hours between 7.30am and 6pm for vulnerable children and those of key workers.

I am a critical worker or have a vulnerable child but I don’t want to send my child in to school or childcare, do I have to?

Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home.There is no requirement for parents and carers to send their children to school if they do not need or wish to do so.

For vulnerable children, please contact us to discuss and assess the best option for your child.

What about school lunches?

School lunches will continue to be provided although there may be some changes to the menu on offer dependent upon the availability of certain foods. If this is the case, we would contact you as we would do normally.

Do the children need to wear school uniform?

Children should wear school uniform as normal.

Will there always be a first-aider on site?

Yes. About 90% of our staff team are trained first aiders.

Who can I contact at the school?

All staff will maintain their emails but please be aware that we have a protocol in place that teachers are only asked to check their emails daily and respond within 24 hours of an email being sent.

The office will continue to be manned throughout this period between the hours of 8.30am and 4pm.

Will the school be open over February half-term for childcare?

We are hoping that the school will be open and will publish more information about this as soon as possible.

 

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