P-05-988 Give key worker children equal access to their schools and teachers



P-05-988 Give key worker children equal access to their schools and teachers


This petition was submitted by Catherine Evans having collected a total of 508 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

Key worker children in some parts of Wales have been excluded from 'check in, catch up, prepare' sessions in their schools. They are not allowed any face-to-face contact with their teachers or friends if their parents also need childcare to enable them to do critical work. They are to be looked after in leisure centres with inadequate information about provision for their health, emotional well-being or education.


Schools should plan to include all learners this term and in September.


Additional Information:

Welsh Government guidance on the reopening of schools states that 'all learners who are able to, have the opportunity to attend their school or setting for face to face time over the remainder of the summer term'.




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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 03/11/2020.


The Committee considered an update on the petition and, in light of the assurances provided by the Minister for Education about prioritisation of the children of critical workers and the satisfaction of the petitioner, the Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for raising this issue.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/07/2020.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Montgomeryshire
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 13/07/2020