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Key Workers

   St George’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy

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     SUDBURY HILL, HARROW, HA1 3SB         TEL: 020 8422 1272              EMail: office@stgeorges.harrow.sch.uk

 

2nd January 2021

Dear Parents,

Identifying Key Workers in Our School Community

As a community we want to do everything that we can to support and protect the most vulnerable when the school is partially closed. The Critical and Key Workers of our community are at the front line of the Public Health strategy and we all need to support them in that important work.

Key Workers:

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.

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

If you are a key worker in any of the above categories and you have a child at St. George’s Primary School and Dragons Nursery, please email the School Office or Dragons Office to let us know if you would like us to provide educational supervision for your child/children. Please email the school office by 1.00pm Sunday 3rd January at the latest. Please note that in line with local authority guidance we will be requesting job identification; please email this information, e.g. photo identification.

Office email address: office@stgeorges.harrow.sch.uk

Dragons email address: dragons@stgeorges.harrow.sch.uk

We will also provide educational supervision for our pupils that fall into the following categories:

  • The child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • There is /or has been Social Services involvement to support the child/family.
  • 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

If your child falls into one of these two categories please email the School Office to let us know if you would like us to provide educational supervision for your child/children. Please email the school office by 1.00pm Sunday 3rd January at the latest, stating which category your child is in.

Thank you for helping us to plan for provision for your children.

Yours sincerely,

 

Deirdre Monaghan

Headteacher

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