March 22nd, 2020
As you are all aware Norman Gate School closed on Friday evening. On Tuesday, we will be opening an emergency childcare facility called Norman Gate Emergency Childcare Provision.
This is a strictly limited provision, to provide emergency care where a child cannot be cared for safely at home, and to support our key workers in being able to continue the important job of saving lives.
The priority of this provision will determined by the senior team and, placements will be offered on a week by week basis. There are a number of families who are in isolation this week. As they come out of isolation, they will be eligible to be considered for an emergency place and, as such, we may find that the priorities for the limited spaces will change on a week by week basis.
Those families who may be eligible for a placement from Tuesday have been contacted directly by Mrs Wilkie. Those who Mrs Wilkie could not get through to, have been left a voicemail and Mrs Wilkie will phone again first thing Monday morning.
Please continue to follow the social distancing guidance. It is critical that everybody stays home in order to save lives. This is a serious threat to everybody.
Please look at the list of adults and children who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19*. Those with a learning disability are listed, so it is extremely important that you do not take any unnecessary risks at this time.
Take very good care of yourselves.
The Norman Gate Team.