UPDATED Coronavirus - Guidance for Schools

Updated: 5 days ago

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Action plan for reopening of schools

CPD Resources for School Staff

School Bus - Coronavirus Reopening Plan (Updated 2/09/2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Recovery Phase Toolkit


Reopening Plan template for schools, created by sector specialists in collaboration with leading companies and charities.


Our summary of the latest guidance https://www.headteacherchat.com/post/summary-of-changes-guidance-for-full-opening-schools

@bealemariej comparison of the DFE Guidance.


Education Updates

Keeping Children Safe in Education

1st September 2020

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

  • 1 September 2020

Government advice on Coronavirus

Early years and childcare: coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 17 June 2020

Further and higher education: coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 22 September 2020

Local authority children’s services: coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 2 July 2020

Day-to-day running of a school

Guidance for full opening: schools

  • 23 September 2020

Managing school premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

  • 7 July 2020

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

  • 23 September 2020

COVID Summer Food Fund

  • 13 July 2020

Recording attendance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

  • 1 September 2020

School attendance: guidance for schools

  • 6 August 2020

Changes to the school exclusion process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

  • 21 August 2020

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

  • 10 September 2020

Safe working and protective measures

Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in schools and further education colleges

  • 22 September 2020

Face coverings in education

26 August 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): home test kits for schools and FE providers

  • 22 September 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings

  • 1 June 2020

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

  • 21 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

  • 24 September 2020

Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

  • 17 September 2020

Supporting children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening

  • 24 July 2020

Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 26 August 2020

Remote education and online learning

Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 7 August 2020

Teaching during coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • 22 May 2020

Online education resources for home learning

  • 24 June 2020

Finance and administration

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

  • 23 September 2020

Changes to the admission appeals regulations during the coronavirus outbreak

  • 22 April 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care

  • 9 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): assessment processes for selective school admissions

  • 24 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to faith school admission arrangements

  • 24 July 2020

Accountability and data collections

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

  • 21 August 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures

  • 8 April 2020

School governance update

  • 17 July 2020

Exams and assessments

Responsibility for autumn exams

  • 7 September 2020

Taking exams during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

  • 27 August 2020

School reports on pupil performance: guide for headteachers

  • 18 June 2020

Residential settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings

  • 20 July 2020

Teacher training

Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)

  • 22 September 2020

Induction for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak

  • 13 August 2020

Changes to regulations or legislation

Disapplication notice: school attendance legislation changes

  • 30 July 2020

Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

  • 28 August 2020

Modification notice: school registration legislation changes

28 August 2020


Guidance for school leaders

Back to school

16 September 2020


Updates https://neu.org.uk/coronavirus-what-we-say-today

Checklist for September https://neu.org.uk/media/11476/view


Guidance for college leaders

Opening schools and colleges more widely - https://www.ascl.org.uk/Help-and-Advice/Leadership-and-governance/Health,-safety-and-safeguarding/Coronavirus-essential-information/Coronavirus-FAQs/Opening-schools-and-colleges-more-widely

Weekly webinars https://www.ascl.org.uk/professional-development/Team-ASCL-webinar



Full Reopening of Schools https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/advice/health-safety/coronavirus-guidance/full-reopening-of-schools.html

Coronavirus FAQs https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/advice/health-safety/coronavirus-guidance/coronavirus-faqs.html

Arrangements for Remote Teaching, Learning and Support https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/advice/health-safety/coronavirus-guidance/arrangements-for-remote-teaching-learning-support.html

BAME ED Network

Guidance for BAME Staff and their Employers



Update on cancelling inspections



Well-Being Updates

Education Support Website Helpline - 0800 562561

Mind Charity - Coronavirus and wellbeing in learning [Mind]

Chartered College


Mental Health and wellbeing resources


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