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Schools to remain open for vulnerable and key worker children

Article date - 05 January 2021

Following the announcement last night by the Prime Minister of a new lockdown across England, parents and carers in St Helens Borough are being advised that schools will remain open for vulnerable and key worker children until further notice.
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Currently measures are being put in place to move learning at all primary and secondary schools, and colleges to remote learning. 

Kate Groucutt, St Helens Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Business said:

“Schools across St Helens Borough are now in the process of putting into effect their plans for remote learning, and the council is working closely with schools to support them to do this.  

“Schools will be in touch with parents and carers to let them know the arrangements so that children can continue to access their vital education from home. 

“Schools will remain open for vulnerable and key worker children and they will be contacting families with the details. For these children our schools will be putting robust plans in place to ensure that they are taking every step possible to reduce the spread of infection and keep pupils and staff safe.” 

More information, and a definition of key worker jobs and vulnerable children is available at:  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

The council will issue further information regarding how parents of children on free school meals can access food vouchers.