Message from the Local Authority 11th May 2020


11 May 2020

Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Sunday 10th May, schools in the East Riding will remain closed to the majority of students.

Schools will continue to operate to provide childcare for a limited number of children whose parents or carers are critical key-workers, children with an Education Health Care Plan who cannot be safely cared for at home and vulnerable children with an assigned social worker.

Many parents working in critical sectors are able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home, should be.

The Prime Minister outlined that some pupils may be able to return to school in the forthcoming weeks and months, but these details have not yet been confirmed and are conditional on the 'R' rate continuing to decline.

We are waiting to receive guidance from the Government to provide the detail behind what the Prime Minister said in relation to schools, education and childcare. Once we receive this information we will need some time to enable us to understand what this means for schools, pupils and families in more detail before publishing anything further.

The Council’s Children’s Services teams will continue to work with schools and the Trade Unions to consider the implications and practicalities of how they can reopen safely for the children identified by government. We would like to reassure you that the Councils first priority is supporting pupils, families, schools, staff and the wider community to stay safe.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our teachers and school staff for their dedication, parents and carers for supporting young people through this difficult time and a big thank you to pupils for embracing the changes they have been faced with in such a positive way.