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Coronavirus Update - 27th March 2020 - Please see our latest newsletter

Coronavirus Update - Friday 20th March 2020




Dear Parent/Carers,


Coronavirus COVID-19 Update


I am writing to you to update you following the recent announcement made by the Government in connection with the imminent school closures.


School Closure from Monday

All schools in England will not reopen on Monday morning for the majority of pupils until further notice. The Government has asked for parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.


Schools will remain open for children whose parents are key workers, including:

  • Medical, nursing, paramedic staff.
  • Workers in adult social care, social works.
  • Health care assistants and administrators (in GP practices/clinics)
  • Education and childcare, which includes nursery and teaching staff, specialist education professionals.
  • Local and national government workers whose administrative occupations are essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response.
  • Emergency services staff (police, fire).
  • Food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery workers, as well as provision of key goods such as hygienic and veterinary medicines.
  • Transportation professionals, that is workers who will keep the air, water, road and rail transport modes operating.
  • Utilities, communication and financial services provision workers.


The school will also remain open for:

  • Children with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Children who are known to a social worker


Further details can be found at:


Key workers and front line services staff – to be identified by a Workplace ID

If you are a key worker or a front-line services staff member and you have a child at Aylward Primary School please contact the school Office to let us know and provide a copy of your ID.  You can do this in person, or you can email the office email address: . Please provide relevant proof to support your role by 4.00pm today, Friday 20th March. Please also indicate if you are looking to use the school for childcare if available during the school Easter break (Monday 6th April-Friday 17th April).


Please be reminded that your child should not attend school if they or a member of the household if they have either:

  • A high temperature
  • A new continuous cough


Distance Learning

Our staff have been working hard to be in a position to launch our distance learning approach. Information will be shared later today on what this will look like.  Our distance learning will be hosted mainly on DB Primary. We will also promote the use of Bug Club, Education City (KS1 and FS children), Mathletics (KS2). Please ensure that you have your child login details.


Free School Meals

We are looking to how best to support children eligible for a Free School Meal. We will contact eligible parents by early next week.  


Please continue to check the Important Messages tab on school website for further updates.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.