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Key Worker Provision - Details
In these challenging times, we are pleased to be able to offer our support to you and your families as we make sure that the country is as well-equipped as possible to manage the COVID-19 response. A reminder that if you can possibly care for your daughter at home, she should stay at home. This provision is only available to those who are critical to the COVID-19 response and who do not have any alternative but to send their child to school.
Outline of the key worker provision school day
The academy is making provision for your child to be educated on site as necessary to support you in your critical work. The academy will be open from 8:30am Monday to Friday, with a breakfast service in the canteen from 8:45-9:00. Pupils should report to the main reception.
Lessons will start at 9:00 and will include the remote learning that has been set for all other pupils, plus more practical activities and PE in the afternoon. We will have a small selection of food available for break time and lunch will be served at 12:30 in the canteen. Pupils will be dismissed at 2:45. Please do remind your daughters that we, as always, expect the highest standards of effort and conduct whilst learning-either remotely or on site.
Equipment required: please bring every day
On every day that your daughter attends, she should bring:
- PE kit every day (or at least sports wear and trainers)
- A pencil case that is fully equipped
- Her remote learning book if she was given one
- Water bottle
- Hand sanitising gel and tissues if she has these
Please note that all pupils attending school must wear full school uniform. The Safer Schools Police Officers have been asked to return all school aged pupils on the street home in the event they are not attending school. Wearing her uniform will help identify your daughter and help the police support your daughter in getting to and from school safely. We will issue all pupils that attend our keyworker provision with a letter from the academy that states they are attending HGAED at this time and the reason for this.
Following all the government guidelines regarding prevention will be incredibly important over the next few weeks and months, so please do review these with your daughter. All pupils will be expected to thoroughly wash their hands on arrival at the academy site and will be asked to do so throughout the day. Please do not send your daughter to school if she is unwell.
Attendance and punctuality
We appreciate that, at the moment, shift patterns could well be very erratic and unpredictable and you may not be able to give us much notice that your daughter needs to attend the academy. We will ask for an indication every Thursday of whether your daughter will need to attend the following week and the days on which it’s likely she’ll attend. We’ll ask for this via email. Please ensure you reply as it will help us to plan our staffing levels and catering.
However, should you be called for an additional shift, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the academy reception on 0207 732 2276 from 8:00 and let us know that you are sending your daughter in. It is our intention, dependent on staffing, to continue to offer this service during the Easter break. Please do let us know as early as possible if you will require this so we can arrange additional staffing.
We will make phone calls to you if we are expecting your daughter to attend and she doesn’t arrive by 9:00. Please let us know if your daughter is not going to attend by emailing the keyworkersprovision@ email address if it’s the night before, or calling reception from 8:00 to report her absence.
We’re working hard at the academy to ensure that all our pupils are supported and cared for. Thank you for your own efforts in caring for our wonderful community at this incredibly challenging time.
With warmest regards