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Announcement

Childcare provision from 1st June

Dear Parents / Guardians,

I know many of you are keen to know the school's plans for term 6, particularly with regard to year 10 and 12. We are currently awaiting final government guidance on this and as soon as we receive this we will contact you again to share our thinking.

In the meantime, one thing that will change from June 1st is that the school will go back to offering child care provision on site, rather than at the hub at Hundred of Hoo for children who meet the following criteria.

  • children who are supported by social care, including those with child in need plans, child protection plans and ‘looked after’ children.
  • those with an education, health and care (EHC) plans.
  • those with safeguarding and welfare needs, such as young carers, disabled children, adopted children, and those with other needs who will require continued education provision.

In addition to those, children of parents who are considered key workers should also be able to access school. The government's definition of key workers are where one or both parents work in a number of sectors. Details can be found via the link below:

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

In order to help us plan for this change we would ask parents who plan to make use of this to email cheryl.pullies@sjwms.org.uk. Please provide the name and form for your son and the criteria above that is met. At this stage I would emphasise that these pupils will be undertaking their home learning at school and not receiving additional tuition. I would reassure parents that strict social distancing and hygiene measures will be in place during their time in school.

Students will need to bring in their own food and drink. The canteen will not yet be open and no water fountains will be in use.

 

Further details regarding our educational/child care (key worker/vulnerable) provision from June 1st:

- Students are welcome all or parts of days, on any days that are necessary.  

- Students will be completing home learning tasks, but a member of staff will be available to guide and assist. School computers will be available. Students are welcome to bring their own device to access wifi. 

- Packed lunch is required. 

- School uniform need not be worn. 

- Provision is available from 8am until 4pm. 

- On arrival, students should go to the Sixth Form Study Centre. 

- We understand Arriva bus provision is extremely limited. 

- Covid-secure social distancing and hygiene practice will be followed. All attendees will be given a full induction. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact the school.