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January 2021 - National Lockdown

Monday 4th January 2021

Following this evening's announcement that the country is to go into a National Lockdown from midnight and that all schools are closed to pupils other than vulnerable children and children of critical workers, below is a link to the government website which explains who falls into these categories.

For your family's safety, please only send your child(ren) to school if you meet the criteria AND have no alternative. 

If your child can stay at home, they should stay at home*

* (if they are classed as vulnerable, please discuss this with the school)

 

The government website also includes slightly outdated information regarding primary schools returning and this section of the page has been superseded by this evening's announcement.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision#critical-workers

The relevant section of the website is as follows: 

Vulnerable children and young people

Vulnerable children and young people include those who:

  • are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
  • have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who could therefore benefit from continued full-time attendance, this might include:
    • children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services or in the process of being referred to children’s services
    • adopted children or children on a special guardianship order
    • those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’)
    • those living in temporary accommodation
    • those who are young carers
    • those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)
    • care leavers
    • others at the provider and local authority’s discretion including pupils and students who need to attend to receive support or manage risks to their mental health

                                                              Critical workers                                                                  

Parents whose work is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and EU transition response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined in the following sections.

Health and social care

This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare

This includes:

  • childcare
  • support and teaching staff
  • social workers
  • specialist education professionals who must remain active during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response to deliver this approach

Key public services

This includes:

  • those essential to the running of the justice system
  • religious staff
  • charities and workers delivering key frontline services
  • those responsible for the management of the deceased
  • journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of:

  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, and the delivery of and response to EU transition
  • essential public services, such as the payment of benefits and the certification or checking of goods for import and export (including animal products, animals, plants and food), including in government agencies and arms length bodies

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food:

  • production
  • processing
  • distribution
  • sale and delivery
  • as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines)

Public safety and national security

This includes:

  • police and support staff
  • Ministry of Defence civilians
  • contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and EU transition)
  • fire and rescue service employees (including support staff)
  • National Crime Agency staff
  • those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas

Transport and border

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and EU transition, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass and those constructing or supporting the operation of critical transport and border infrastructure through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes:

  • staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
  • the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
  • information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response
  • key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services)
  • postal services and delivery
  • payments providers
  • waste disposal sectors

 

Things to do at home - Lockdown Learning

'Lockdown Learning' - click here to go straight to it!

 

    Government recommended learning platforms

    On 20th April the DfE launched two learning platforms to support children’s homeschooling (BBC Bitesize and Oak Academy). Both are recommended by the Government and we therefore encourage you to use them. Click this link to our Lockdown Learning page to access them. For more details on each site, please click this download link to a letter from Mr Woodhouse. 

     

    Latest School Calendar Events

    Individual & Sibling Photographs - Postponed26Jan2021

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Half Term15Feb2021

    Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>

     

    Holiday Absence - If you are considering taking your child out of school during term time. Please click on this link. SCHOOL ABSENCE 2017.pdf

     

    Job Vacancy - School Crossing Patrol Please contact the school office if you are interested.

    Latest News 

     


     

    OnlineSafetyAtHome

    Security Threats

    We have been made aware of a couple of threats that are useful to know about.

    Zoom Bombing - During the lockdown period, many people, including groups involving children have started to use Zoom - a video conferencing site which allows users to message, chat, live stream etc. The following link explains 'Zoom Bombing', where unfamiliar users can leave themselves vulnerable to unwanted contributions from uninvited people. It also gives some advice on improving safety for those people using Zoom.

    Click here for Zoom Bombing information (opens as a PDF file in a new window)

     

    Fake Covid-19 Map - Humberside Police Cyber Security Unit have shared some information regarding a fake Covid-19 map on a malicious website. The map is likely to be shared via email attachments and online advertisements. Opening it could lead to a Trojan type virus infecting your device and stealing personal information.

    Click here for the Information Sheet whic the Police have shared with us. (opens as a PDF file in a new window)

     

    Information for working from home with children  - Below are links to a range of resources and information for parents working from home with their children. They have been produced by Thinkuknow - an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

    Click here for Home Activity Packs page.

    (When you reach this page, you will need to scroll down and click the link which best fits the age of your child)

    Click here for How to Support Your Child at Home

    Click here for a Parents Helpsheet for talking to children about Online Safety

    (This opens as a Word document)

     Humberside Police Cyber Security Unit Humberside Police have also produced a leaflet with links to online safety information videos

    Click here to download the Word document with the links on it