Supporting Children of Key Workers in Primary School
The Minister for Education in Northern Ireland, Peter Weir MLA, made a statement outlining how schools will be closed from Monday 23rd March except for the children of ‘Key Workers’ who require ongoing childcare support in order to fulfil their role. Many questions still remain following the statement from the Minister, but we expect clarification on the key issues in the coming days.
At Moyallon Primary School we want to ensure that we can provide the necessary childcare support to our Key Worker parents from Monday 23rd March. In order to facilitate this, we are asking that all Key Worker parents, who require childcare support from the school, complete the request form by clicking on the link provided below. It is vitally important that the school is aware of how many Key Workers’ children will be attending on Monday morning to ensure that staffing levels are sufficient to meet demand.
We urge you to be mindful that schools have been closed to keep the number of pupils in attendance to an absolute minimum. Before completing the form, please pay particular attention to the following points. The school will not be able to operate a ‘normal’ school day. Like many other schools, we expect to be operating with a reduction in staffing particularly due to isolation requirements.
Points to consider
We would ask that you pay attention to the points outlined above before deciding to send your child to school. It goes without saying, if your only option is to send your child to school, we will look after them in order to support you in your important role.
The provision of childcare places for Monday 23rd March is a rapidly developing situation. Please Keep up to date with developments on our LATEST NEWS and HOME LEARNING pages on our school website
LIST OF KEY WORKERS AS OUTLINED ON DOCUMENTATION ISSUED TO SCHOOLS ON 19TH MARCH 2020
HELP US KEEP THE NUMBERS DOWN!
In the last few weeks, the number of parents requiring childcare has grown slowly but steadily. I am asking for your help to keep the numbers in school to the absolute minimum. This is in the interest of pupil and staff welfare.
I fully appreciate the difficulties presented to working parents at this difficult stage of the crisis however my primary concern will always be the health and safety of the pupils and the staff. Moyallon PS is here to support you but our school community must pull together and be there for each other in the face of immense challenge and uncertainty. Your messages of support have been really encouraging to the staff and we thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.
Childcare Request Form
(Open until Saturday 27th June, 9pm)
***Tuesday 30th June will be the last day of childcare for Key Workers***
If you have an urgent request please email Mr Davidson on: