St. Joseph’s Clydach, St. David’s, Bishop Vaughan, St. Joseph’s Cathedral School,
Thursday 2nd April 2020
IMPORTANT UPDATE RE: EMERGENCY CHILDCARE PROVISION
As you are aware, our schools have been working together to provide emergency childcare for key workers who are now supporting essential services throughout this national crisis. All educational provision has been suspended to allow for this. These provisions are called Emergency Childcare Settings.
Our cluster – the five Catholic schools across the city – has been working responsively and flexibly to meet the level of need identified. As indicated to you in our letter of 27th March, on careful analysis of those requiring and entitled to this emergency provision, our schools have phased this provision towards becoming a three setting provision.
From Monday 6th April, the Emergency Childcare Settings will be located at:
For the children of parents eligible for emergency childcare from
For pupils from St. Illtyd’s primary school aged 3-11 plus those with siblings in Bishop Vaughan (aged 11-14)
Please note: Parents who would normally seek provision at St. David’s are asked to utilise the booking form provided by the school; the school will contact parents to advise in response to the level of need identified.
We would ask you, if at all possible, to use the Emergency Childcare Request Booking Form which for all of the settings is accessible here: https://forms.gle/3ezpfm3EGtt4N3nYA
This will allow us to ensure that there is sufficient provision.
Our priority is to keep all children and young people safe, and by extension, you, their families, as well as the staff and their own families – especially those who will be in regular contact with the children accessing this provision, and especially as current Government guidelines prohibit gatherings larger than two people who are not from the same household under all other circumstances because of the risks presented.
For those parents bringing the children to the Emergency Childcare Setting for the first time, please be advised that:
As stated in our last letter to you, this challenging situation and the circumstances surrounding it are constantly changing. We will continue, therefore, to provide regular updates and news whenever possible. Bishop Vaughan’s website will provide these updates and news, as well as links to any specific information on the websites of all of the Catholic primary schools. You will find the school website here: https://www.bishopvaughan.co.uk/news and can follow the school on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Bishop_Vaughan.
As a group of schools dedicated to ensuring the wellbeing of your children throughout this most difficult period, we assure you of our commitment to supporting you in the very best ways that we can and we thank you for your understanding and support.
With our prayers for you and your families throughout this time, as always -
Mrs. Pole, Mrs. Heald, Mrs. Stack, Mr. Lewis and Miss Richards
Headteachers of Bishop Vaughan, St. Joseph’s Cathedral School, St. Joseph’s Clydach, St. Illtyd’s and St. David’s Schools.