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20.03.20 Latest Update on Key Workers
The Department for Education has published a list of “key workers” whose children will be prioritised for schooling during general closures because of coronavirus. Schools are being asked to continue to provide care for a number of children but will be closed to the majority from Monday 23 March.
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.
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.
A copy of this letter has gone home with children today.
19th March 2020
I am writing to you today to share the arrangements for next week and possibly beyond, however, this could change in the current climate.
As from Monday we will be open as usual for identified groups of pupils. The groups stated by the government are as follows:
NHS staff, police, supermarket delivery drivers and those included in the key worker categories list due to be released by the government, who will be crucial to supporting the country’s fight to tackle coronavirus.
Vulnerable children, including those who have a social worker and those with Education, Health and Care Plans – a legal document that describes a child’s special educational needs and the support they require – may need to be in school.
If you are in any doubt as to whether or not your child is eligible for a school place during this time please contact us or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, we will be sending home ‘home learning’ packs in preparation for school closure. We will text times for parents with children already at home to arrange collection of the packs. This will be shared on Friday. Links to all online learning platforms are also available on the school website.
If you feel you are in an eligible group to attend school and you will be sending your child/ren in on Monday please let us know as sson as possible.
I wish you all peace and calm at this very difficult time.
We are continuing to keep you updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19. Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:
Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.
New guidance for employers
The Department for Business (BEIS) and Public Health England have issued guidance for employers, which you can find at:
Where to find the latest information
Updates on COVID-19:
Guidance for educational settings:
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:
Year 5 Parents
Year 5 parents that wish their child to apply to Ashmole Academy for entry September 2021 under the Musical Aptitude criteria, should apply to the process direct to the school by the deadline date – Friday 15th May 2020.
The first part of the tests will take place on Saturday 6th June 2020. Further details and the application form can be found on the Ashmole Academy website via the below link.
Should you need any further assistance, please request that they contact the Ashmole Academy school office.
Mrs M. Donelly | Admissions Co-ordinator
Ashmole Academy, Cecil Road, London, N14 5RJ
T: 0208 361 2703
Please find below a letter containing advice regarding Coronavirus.
This advice has been sent from the Director of Education at Enfield Council and is for your information.
Our year 5 and 6 Pupils have been invited to join the Bishop Stopford Pupils in their Christmas Performance.
10th and 11th October 2019
A few shots from this week’s Harvest Festivals. Thank you to all those who donated and attended the assemblies.
Food Bank Collection
The Year 6 ambassadors helped the man from Enfield Food Bank, pack all of our generous donations and load them into the van. Thank you all for supporting this valuable cause.
9th October 2019
Rheyon, has received the amazing opportunity to go and watch West Ham United women v Tottenham Hotspur women at the West Ham Stadium; this is West Ham women’s first ever Barclays FA Women’s Super League match at a London Stadium. Rheyon has been awarded this prize from our PE department at St John and St James. We hope Rheyon and his family have a great time.
- Ms Glover PE & Extended Schools Lead
On Wednesday 26th March pupils from St John and St James School in Enfield had the fantastic opportunity to visit the offices of Societe Generale in the heart of London’s financial district. The office was located on the 10th floor and so the children took this opportunity to soak up the amazing views of the […]Read More
The School celebrated the Olympics in style!Read More
In Enfield, we are making final preparations for the Olympic torch relay which will arrive here on July 25th. This follows the start of the Schools’ torch relay.Read More