05/01/2021 - Message for Key Workers

On Monday evening the Government announced that the majority of pupils at all schools will return to home learning.


St George’s Catholic School will be opening the school from Wednesday 6th  January for pupils who meet certain criteria.


If you can keep your child off school, please, please support us by doing this.


Pupils in the following categories will be eligible to take up a child care place at the school:


1. Children who have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or are considered vulnerable


2. Children whose parents are ‘key workers.’



These are:


Health and social care


Education and childcare


Key public services


Local and National government (though this list is quite restrictive)


Food and other necessary goods


Public safety and national security




Utilities, communication and financial services



In light of the announcement, I urgently need to know who will need the support from the school so that I can put a plan together.



From Wednesday we will be open for normal school hours that we used in the autumn term.



8:50 – 3:30 for KS2 children and their KS1 sibling

9:10 – 3:05 for KS1 children


We will aim to provide our breakfast club service (sadly we can’t offer food) and our after school club service but parents and carers will need to pay for this service and we would want it used only if extremely necessary. The hours for this service will be confirmed shortly.



If you are a key worker and will require our support from Wednesday onwards, please can you e-mail the school at sch.351@educ.somerset.gov.uk                                                         by 4pm today, at the latest.  You will need to let us know your child’s name, child’s class, names and job roles of parents. We would appreciate it if you could make us aware of the days you will need to send your child/children to school. If you are part time, please can you only send your child/children to school the days you require.



If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should organise for your child to be tested via the NHS online portal or by calling 119. Your household should isolate until you receive the test results giving the all clear.



Not all staff will be able to work due to guidance of enforced isolation because of medical conditions of themselves or their families.



Thank you all once again for your really kind emails and messages of support, we are all in this together and we will get through it all together.



Best wishes,



Mark Braund