Coronavirus School Closure – Update No.2

We have been waiting all day for the list of key workers but we have not heard anything so we can only presume we will be informed tonight or some time tomorrow.

There has been a lot of speculation on social media about who is classed as a key worker but we have decided to wait until we have a definitive list from the Government before asking which of you may be eligible. As soon as we have a confirmed list and the qualifying criteria we will send you an email and ask for any parents who fit the criteria to let us know by a certain time tomorrow whether or not you will require childcare places for your children from Monday onwards.

Today, we have prepared home learning packs and sent home work for children to do – for those children who were not in school today they can be collected from the office tomorrow or we will post them over the weekend.

Also, the website will be updated regularly and each class has a folder in the Home Learning tab which has been prepared by teachers.  These folders are being worked on at the moment and will be updated by teachers in the future.

We have emailed all parents an introductory letter which has information about learning websites we have added your children to, how to log on etc.  If you have any problems logging on please contact the office for assistance – preferably by email to office.holmfirthjin@kirkleeseducation or  We will endeavour to answer your questions as quickly as possible – please be patient for the first few days as the office is incredibly busy at the moment.  Similarly, if you wish to contact your child’s teacher please send an email to the above addresses and we will forward it to the relevant staff member.

We will give you further updates in the morning.