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Council extends heartfelt thank you to Northumberland schools

Northumberland County Council has praised the fantastic response and ongoing efforts of schools across the county.

On the first day of the Easter ‘holiday’, 98 schools and alternative providers remained open to look after children of key workers or the most vulnerable children - with many of those schools remaining open on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Cllr Wayne Daley, Deputy Leader and cabinet member for Children’s Services, said: “Those who work in our schools rightly take their place next to our NHS staff and other key workers who are crucial in our efforts in battling this virus. 

“They are supporting families across the county through this difficult time, and we appreciate the selfless dedication that they show every day.  We know they will continue to support us throughout the Coronavirus pandemic ”
Cath McEvoy- Carr, Executive Director of Adults and Children's Services, said: “Although we have seen the number of children attending school drop to around 600 pupils this week, our schools are proud to provide care and support at this time. I know every member of staff in our schools will have made personal sacrifices to enable our key workers, including healthcare colleagues, to do their jobs and ultimately save lives.

“I can’t thank them enough for the dedication they have shown and how they continue to get the job done in very difficult circumstances.”
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