Westgate, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0BB



Elland C of E Junior, Infant & Nursery School (VA)

Last update: 2020-09-25


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Information from school

 COVID 19 Safeguarding and Child Protection Arrangements - Elland CE.docxDownload
 CYP-COVID 19 Lockdown.pdfDownload
 CYP-COVID 19 Parent and Carer Letter.pdfDownload
 Update re key workers 200320.pdfDownload
 FSM closure letter March 2020.docxDownload
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Are you a key worker?

The list of key workers as defined by the government is much broader than that reported in the press. Please read the list below. If you feel you meet the criteria, you may be able to access the current childcare provision being offered by the school. Please get in touch.

Key worker definition:

Key workers are those who are maintaining essential public services during the Covid-19 response.  The definition of key worker will be flexible and dependant on the circumstance and requirements over the course of this critical period.  There will be flexibility shown on the definition of key workers to ensure all those who need support receive it. The list is not prescriptive.  However, to give some guidance the following outlines the broad categories of what would be defined as a key worker;

•           Health and Social Care. This includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, home carers and staff required to maintain our health and social care sector

•           Education and childcare. This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who will remain active during the Covid-19 response

•           Public safety and national security.  This includes civilians and officers in the police (including key contractors), Fire and Rescue Service, prison service and other national security roles

•           Transport. This will include those keeping air, water, road and rail transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response

•           Utilities and Communication.  This includes staff needed for oil, gas, electricity and water (including sewage) and primary industry supplies, to continue during the Covid-19 response, as well as key staff in telecommunications, post and delivery, services and waste disposal

•           Food and other necessary goods.  This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution and sale, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (e.g hygiene, medical etc)

•           Other workers essential to delivering key public services

•           Key national and local government including those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response

[Source Letter from the Minister of Education, 19/3/20]

Keeping Safe During School Closure


We want our children to feel that they can access the same support with their safety and wellbeing at home as they can at school.  Below are some of the ways that children can access guidance and support from home.  It is important that children feel that they have someone to talk to about anything that is worrying them or making them feel unsafe and some of the links below are good to share with you children at home.

·         ChildLine runs a free, 24-hour phone, online and messaging service for children of all ages, and there are lots of useful self-help resources on their website which explains to children about how to keep safe. https://w ww.childline.org.uk/.

·         CEOP have a ‘make a report’ button on their website, where anyone can report anything that they have seen or experienced online that worries them.  There are also advice and games pages for children of different ages that can help remind children how to stay safe. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

·         The National Online Safety website offers guides to parents and carers, which are a range of easy to use guides covering a range of popular social media, gaming and online platforms, advising parents on the benefits and risks of their children using them, and offering useful advice on taking sensible precautions to support their children to be safe while using them. https://nationalonlinesafety.com/

·         Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. There are lots of videos, games and resources on here for children from 5-7 years. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Emotional Health and Wellbeing: 

The following services and resources support children and families with their emotional health and wellbeing.

·         Open Minds Calderdale http://www.openmindscalderdale.org.uk/

·         Go Noodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

·         Calmzone https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

·         Headspace https://www.headspace.com/

·         Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/