As we have new information for you we will share it here with the most recent information being at the top of the page so it is easy to find. If you are looking for resources to support your child's learning at home during the closure period, this can be found here . If you are looking for information to support you and your family's wellbeing at the difficult time, then this can be found here .
Please find below our first update for the new half term.
Following our letter on Friday and recent government announcements, please find below a letter about the arrangements for Airedale Academy.
Please find below a letter outlining our phased approach to re-opening schools.
As mentioned in our letter yesterday, we are asking parents to complete a survey regarding a return to school. The survey can be found below and we are asking you to complete a survey for each child at Airedale Academy.
Please find attached our latest update.
Please find below a letter in response to recent government announcements about schools.
As we move into week 6, please find attached a letter giving our latest updates.
Please find below a letter giving you an update at the end of week 4 and outlining changes to our emergency childcare provision from next week.
Please find below a letter giving you an update at the end of week 2.
Please see the letter below for an update on our Free School Meals voucher scheme and how this will change after the Easter holidays.
Potential Scam: The government has advised that some parents across the UK have received an email stating ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.
We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately. If you have any concerns about emails you think may be from us please do call us to check. The academy phones are available 8.30am until 2.30pm each day or you can contact us at email@example.com
Please find below a letter giving you an update at the end of week 1.
20th March 2020 3pm
Please find below a letter confirming our closure from today and the childcare provision to the children of key workers who have no means of keeping their child/children at home as well as vulnerable students.
20th March 2020 9am
The Government published the full list of jobs which are considered key workers after midnight last night, details below. If you fall within the definition of key worker and will require emergency childcare provided by the school, please contact us by 10am this morning with the details set out in yesterday’s letter (also below).
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 distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and Childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.
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, and 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 COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, 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 COVID-19 pandemic), 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.
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems 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 COVID-19 response, as well as 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 and waste disposal sectors.
If workers think they fall within the critical categories above they should confirm with their employer that, based on their business continuity arrangements, their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.