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COVID-19 Daily Bulletin 3

19th March 2020

Re: COVID-19 Daily Bulletin

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you will be aware from the government announcement yesterday, Wednesday 18th March, all schools will be closed to the vast majority of pupils from the end of the academy day on Friday 20th March.

Schools across the country will remain open to the following groups of pupils:

- Children and young people with an EHCP

- Children and young people with a social worker

- Children of key workers who can otherwise not be supervised during the school day

In helping us to plan for the number of children we are expecting on site, we need your assistance with the key worker element of the provision. Please contact us as a matter of urgency (by text, telephone or email info@suacademy.co.uk ) by 9am on Friday 20th March at the latest, if you work in one of the following areas of employment and you will need your child to be supervised at the academy from Monday 23rd March:

- Medical professionals including doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics etc

- Other employed workers in medical or health settings

- Community safety including police force or fire service

- Social Workers

- Delivery drivers

- Teachers

Please state the name of your employer when responding to us. We may require evidence of this employment.

It is important to note that in the circumstances where a parent has requested that a child is in school, the normal expectation of attendance every day will apply and non-attendance will be followed up. This is in line with our safeguarding processes.

We are grateful for your support as we navigate through times, which I am sure you will agree, are unprecedented in terms of complexity. As further information is released, particularly with reference to both GCSE and A Level examinations, we will be able to continue to communicate with you about the next steps in our planning.

All students will return home tomorrow with a work pack. Updates will continue to be sent out via email, through Twitter and via our website.

Yours sincerely

Mrs. R. Hillier



SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership.  The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support.  In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.

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