Schools which are providing care for children of key workers are to remain open over the Easter holidays to ensure there are safe places for youngsters while their parents work during the national emergency.
The challenges posed by the coronavirus lockdown is putting many parents into unchartered territory but for those with childen who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) there is increased difficulty.
As many parents are trying to home school their children during the Coronavirus isolation staff and students at West Suffolk College have decided they are able to step in and offer some ‘Animal Magic’ to those home school lessons.
Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced that from Friday onwards, all schools in the UK will close until further notice to contain the coronavirus outbreak - leaving many parents to wonder how they will educate their children.
Suffolk headteachers have been “blindly running through the dark” today under the pressure of caring for the children of key workers and the vulnerable whilst attempting to control the COVID-19 outbreak.
Schools across Suffolk, Essex and the rest of the country will close this afternoon as the fight against coronavirus steps up another gear - however, children whose parents are classed as being ‘key workers’ will still be eligible to attend.