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City schools continue vital support over Easter

Published Thursday, 09 April 2020

Coventry’s schools continue to provide vital support for children of key workers during the current lockdown.

Kid at school

Most of the city’s schools are able stay open over the Easter holiday if required so parents who are also key workers can continue their incredible work to help the city and the country fight the pandemic.

The schools are also providing places for some of the city’s most vulnerable children.

Some schools are even available to open over the Easter weekend with others providing an emergency number meaning parents can call them to open should a key worker unexpectedly need to work.

Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “Since schools were required to close at the beginning of the lockdown, they have played an absolutely crucial role in supporting the children whose parents are key workers and our most vulnerable children.

“I want to thank all the staff who have been such a support and are now sacrificing their own well-earned Easter break in order to keep up the fight against Covid-19.”

Kirston Nelson, Director of Education and Skills, said: “The support from our schools has been overwhelming with staff working relentlessly and we want to express our gratitude to all of them on behalf of the Council, Health and the Police.

“They are taking every announcement in their stride and are continuing to do what they do best, which is to work in partnership to make sure our children/ families are getting the support they need in the most challenging of circumstances.”

Schools have been keeping in touch with their own parents/ carers throughout the lockdown to pass on important messages and provide work for all of those pupils learning at home.

Parents should use the contact provided by their school to find out about their Easter arrangements.

 

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