Coronavirus: A message for parents and carers from TKAT CEO

Posted on 19th March 2020

From Monday 23rd March 2020, the Government is closing schools to all pupils except the children of key workers and vulnerable pupils. 

TKAT schools are in contact with their communities about their specific arrangements. 

We will continue to support our schools and their communities, and we wish everyone well in these challenging times.

Here is a message for all parents and carers, from TKAT CEO Dr Karen Roberts:

"As you know, we are all facing extraordinary challenges at this time and the situation is affecting all parts of society. Our staff have been doing all they can to keep our schools open, or partially open, since this crisis began and I would like to pay tribute to their remarkable commitment. They have been amazing and we will all continue to play our parts over the coming weeks and months.

As you may be aware, the Government made several very important decisions yesterday evening (18th March) about schools. There will be further detail to follow but I wanted to ensure you had as much information as possible as early as possible.

The Government has advised all schools in England to close, except for certain groups of children, from Monday 23rd March onwards, as a further measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). No date has been set for when schools will reopen for all students. 

The government is asking schools to offer provision for the following groups of students:

* Children whose parents are frontline key workers which may include: NHS staff, Police and community support officers and Food/Supermarket drivers. 

* Those classed as what the Secretary of State described as “vulnerable children”. These could be those who have a social worker or those with EHCPs (Education, Health and Care Plan).

Once again we would like to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for your understanding and ongoing support in helping us to manage this unprecedented situation."



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