Schools and Easter Holidays

The Government has announced a package of support including additional funding and resources to help schools deal with the challenges posed by coronavirus.

We are aware that teachers and parents would usually be starting their Easter break but the coronavirus pandemic means that many front line keyworkers like shop staff, bin men and women, emergency workers and public transport operators are still working without their usual leave.  It is also not feasible for parents to leave their children with loved ones or holiday camps as they may do ordinarily.

For this reason schools and childminders already working will continue to care for our keyworker staff and the most vulnerable children over the Easter holiday period.  Those schools will receive money to cover unforeseen additional costs including for cleaning and keeping the schools open.  Support for meals will also continue.

If you are a key worker or have a vulnerable child and are unsure about support, please contact Staffordshire County Council's education team on 01785 278 201 or by emailing eeac@staffordshire.gov.uk

Moving forward, for anybody with their child at home in addition to any work the schools are sending, the Government has also produced a list of resources which may help you continue to provide education for free.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Thank you all for your efforts in what has been an incredibly challenging time for our education system.