3 April 2020
Dear Parent / Carer,
North Tyneside LA Emergency Locality Hubs First and Primary Schools
The government are currently asking schools, nurseries, childminders and other registered childcare settings to remain open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children where they can.
It is understood that some schools may be unable to do so, especially if they are experiencing severe staff shortages, as the national COVID-19 emergency continues. Local areas may use neighbouring schools and childcare providers to continue to support vulnerable children and children of critical workers.
In North Tyneside, emergency contingency arrangements have been made by the LA in partnership with all schools, to ensure that your child can still attend school, in any circumstance.
In your locality, a small number of headteachers have agreed to offer emergency accommodation for your child’s school should they need it. These schools are in key areas where more places are needed or where they are closer to NHS sites.