Important Message from Service Director of Education

Sent on behalf of Joanna Cassey,  Service Director of Education


Dear Colleagues


I am writing to appraise you of the work we are doing in light of yesterday’s announcement from the government. You will be aware that the announcement focussed on a number of key areas:


·       Closure of schools, colleges and EY settings

·       Provision for vulnerable pupils including those with EHCPs, those known to Social Care and children of keyworkers


We are working to provide guidance and clarity for you at a time of uncertainty and are currently awaiting further information from the DfE. In order to maintain a partnership approach and provide the right level of support at this critical time we are meeting regularly with the Chairs of PEB, BASH and Special Heads to maintain dialogue, focus on priority areas and cascade information between ourselves.


We will continue to update our Schools web page with information as and when it is received. Clearly the details of yesterday’s announcement were unprecedented and we, like yourselves, are processing this to ensure that all pupils and staff are supported through this. This is the focus of all of our work and we will provide updates to schools as we progress with our plans.


Please ensure that your governing bodies have sight of all substantive communications from the Local Authority.