Letters to parent carers

There have been a number of letters provided to schools to share with parent carers.  You can find copies of them on the drop down menu.

If you have any concerns about your child or the support you can access, including school places, please talk to school.  They have been asked to ensure that every child who is ‘vulnerable’ has a regular review during lockdown in case the current offer (a place in school, remote learning or a mix of both) is not right for them.  So be honest and ask for what you need.

Here is the Department for Education’s list of those who are considered ‘vulnerable’:

Vulnerable children and young people

Vulnerable children and young people include those who:

  • are assessed as being in need under section 17 of the Children Act 1989, including children and young people who have a child in need plan, a child protection plan or who are a looked-after child
  • have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • have been identified as otherwise vulnerable by educational providers or local authorities (including children’s social care services), and who could therefore benefit from continued full-time attendance, this might include:
    • children and young people on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services or in the process of being referred to children’s services
    • adopted children or children on a special guardianship order
    • those at risk of becoming NEET (‘not in employment, education or training’)
    • those living in temporary accommodation
    • those who are young carers
    • those who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)
    • care leavers
    • others at the provider and local authority’s discretion including pupils and students who need to attend to receive support or manage risks to their mental health