Swalwell Primary School

Working together, learning together


Lockdown Update


Dear Parents and carers


You will no doubt have heard the message from our government that the country is in lockdown and movement outside of your home is significantly restricted.


Parents and carers who work as ‘critical workers’ or those of vulnerable children will have already been in touch with school and requested reduced provision.


Those children can still access emergency childcare but I would ask those parents and carers to consider the following very seriously before sending their children into our emergency childcare.


Reduced provision is only for vulnerable children and children of parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response.


Many parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response may be able to ensure their child is kept at home.

And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.


I can not stress enough that these are extraordinary times and that requires extraordinary measures.


As the Head Teacher of this school I need to do all I can to ensure that I can provide emergency childcare for the small minority of parents and carers who are currently playing a significant role in fighting COVID-19. Please heed government advice and do not send children in unnecessarily.


Sending children into emergency childcare when it is not necessary will jeopardise our ability to support those parents who need it most.


The days, weeks and months ahead will be tricky and we need everyone to play their part.


Please let me do mine and please do not send your child in if they can be safely cared for at home.

•Stay at home
•Protect the NHS
•Save Lives


Thank your you cooperation.


Stay safe.


Mrs Rachel Hocking

Head Teacher