Announcement of Children for Whom School Remains Open from Monday 23rd March 2020.
School is closed to children from Monday 23rd March until further notice unless we have contacted you. Check the Bizzie Bee child attached to your Tapestry account for ongoing activities to do with your child.
The Department for Education has now published a list of “key workers” whose children will be prioritised for schooling during general closures because of coronavirus. Ronald Tree Nursery School will continue to provide care for a number of children but we will be closed to the majority from Monday 23 March. The list of key workers is as follows:
Health and social care: Frontline health and social care staff such as doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, as well as support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector. In addition it includes those working in supply chains including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare: Nursery, teaching staff and social workers.
Key public services: Those required to run the justice system, religious staff, as well as those responsible for managing the deceased, and journalists providing public service broadcasting.
Local and national government: Administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response or delivering essential public services, including payment of benefits.
Food and other necessary goods: Those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food.
Public safety and national security: Police, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue staff, and those responsible for border security, prisons and probation.
Transport: Those who will keep air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response.
Utilities, communication and financial services: Staff required to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running. Staff in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors. Those in postal services and those working to provide essential financial services.
We have been asking parents where they work and we will be contacting you if we think you fall into one of these key worker roles. If we do not contact you but you think you do fall into one of the categories then please ring us on 01536-514240 as soon as possible.