You will be aware from the announcement last night from the Prime Minister that plans are being put into place for schools to remain open for some children, including those of “key workers”. It is still unclear who is considered a key worker and our local authority is currently in strategic planning meetings to try and clarify this. Currently, they are considering the following to be deemed as key worker roles but this is still to be confirmed:

  • Lancashire school staff
  • Health services
  • Social care
  • Delivery drivers
  • Emergency services

We are hoping to receive confirmation of this list later today but to help us to plan for staying open next week, please can you contact school as a matter of urgency if you are working within any of the roles listed above.

We want to reassure you that we are doing are upmost to remain open so that we can continue to offer stability, consistency and a safe place for our children. We will keep you updated as soon as we receive more clarification on the opening of special schools.

Many thanks for your help and support.