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Parental Occupation/Key Worker Form

The Academy is currently only open for selected students who we have made contact with. This decision is being reviewed on a weekly basis. Please complete the form below as required.

As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for any children of key workers and children deemed as having specific needs or who are vulnerable.
Based on Government advice:
Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Please, therefore ensure you follow these key principles:

1.) If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
2.) If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
3.) Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
4.) Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
5.) Once you have completed the online form if your child is eligible, we will be in touch, please keep your child at home until you are contacted.
If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be prioritised for education provision:
Health and social care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

Education and childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

Key public services
This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.

Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

Public safety and national security
This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

Utilities, communication and financial services
This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
To ensure we meet the needs of our students across the Academy during this enforced closure, we must identify the parents of students who come under the government's "Key Worker" category.

Key worker and Vulnerable Students:

To request provision for your child should you meet the government criteria for Key / Workers, please complete the form below, prior to Tuesday 3.30pm each week and submit. This will allow decisions to be made regarding opening the Academy buildings on a weekly basis.

If you need to make a request for a provision outside of this time frame, please contact: or ring the Academy reception 01922 721071 for details on other contact methods, to discuss specific concerns.

Provision is not guaranteed to take place at Joseph Leckie Academy, but may either be at Joseph Leckie Academy, or might be via provision at a local school or provider, depending on weekly staffing issues and local needs of other parents / carers / school staff.

We would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Please provide details below of your work place name and a contact number, so that if necessary we can request proof of entitlement.

Please provide details below of your work place name and a contact number, so that if necessary we can request proof of entitlement.

Does your child have any of the following:*
Which days do you require a place?*