LOBLEY HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR PARENTS
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 tomorrow.
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 Headteacher 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 CORVID-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.
Lobley Hill Primary School
0191 433 4084
WHATS GOING ON AT
PARKING AROUND SCHOOL
We’d all like to prioritise the safety of our children and local residents by ensuring that parking in the local area is both legal and considerate. If you can walk to school, please do, or even consider parking a distance away and walking the final half-mile or so. Our pupils would also enjoy cycling or scooting to school if this is practical. Walking, cycling and scooting all help our local air quality too. But if you really need to drive to school, please make sure you avoid the Keep Clear zig-zag markings and yellow lines when parking. To help ensure this happens, Gateshead Council staff carry out regular enforcement and issue Penalty Charge Notices (tickets). In addition, officers from Northumbria Police will be patrolling the area around school at the start and end of the school day to ensure that cars are not obstructing pavements or driveways, and not endangering pedestrians by driving onto the pavement.