But why are teachers irking you so? Lots of people qualify as "keyworkers" who arguably aren't critical but HMG made those rules. Some families gain more assistance from this than others and some take advantage of it but only if they are allowed to. I agree they shouldn't but that's a whole different discussion.Sorry don't think it is.
Non are single parent families.
All have partners either not working or normally working from home, so childcare isn't a problem.
And all that are 'keyworkers' are part time teaching assistants, who, for the last couple of months have not even been working, on full pay! But now qualify for their kids to have a full education to the end of the school year, the remaining excluded.
There is no reason why they can't educate the whole year group split into two groups, in two separate sessions, as all have at least one parent either not working or working at home to look after the time when they aren't at school.
To make it worse, the school hit the send button on the email just as they ran out of the door for half term so they wouldn't receive any reply emails or telephone calls.
HMG also made the rules about only needing one "keyworker" per family to qualify.
To be fair you can't say there aren't any single parents who are teachers, there are, and we can't say all have a parent at home in some capacity as again this is far too broad a brush.
All schools will still be offering keyworker cover over half term as they did at Easter and in fact its rare that a school is empty on any given day throughout any holiday but again a different discussion. Our school certainly have contact and cover over the holiday especially now.
If the thread was entitled something like "keyworkers taking the p**s" then I'd agree but just aiming at schools is unfair.