All of the latest guidance and information that is being produced specifically relating to COVID-19 and its impact. 


 

 

Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings

List of critical workers (key workers) and vulnerable children and young people who can access full-time education provision in the case of future restrictions on education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings

What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Free School Meal Provision

During the period of national lockdown, schools should continue to provide meal options for all pupils who are in school. Meals should be available free of charge to all infant pupils and pupils who are eligible for benefits-related free school meals who are in school. Guidance on free school meals and further guidance on free school meals has been produced by the Lead Association for Catering in Education, Public Health England and the Department for Education.

Get laptops and tablets for children who cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

How schools, colleges, academy trusts and local authorities can access digital devices for children who are learning remotely.

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

Read more here. Translations of this guidance are now available in the following languages:

Arabic; Bengali; Chinese (Traditional); Chinese (Simplified); French; Gujarati; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romany; Somali; Turkish and Urdu.

Transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020

Read more here

Keeping children safe in education Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

For information only. This guidance will come into force on 1 September 2020 and at that point, KCSIE 2019 will be withdrawn. Until then schools and colleges must continue to use KCSIE 2019. View the guidance here.

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Read more here.

 

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Read more here.

Teaching about mental wellbeing

Read more here.

Schools and COVID-19: guidance for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and their employers in school settings

Read more here

School governance update

Read more here.

NHS test and trace

Click here for guidance on how it works. 

Click here for guidance on the NHS test and trace service for employers, businesses and workers.

Guidance for contacts of people with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

Click here to read more. 

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

Walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. Read the guidance here

Department for Education explanatory note on SAGE modelling

Read more here


Advice for parents and carers supporting the home learning of secondary school children (year 7 to 11)

Find out more here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for educational settings

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Supporting vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Read more here

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

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

Read the guidance here for preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE, in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Read the guidance here

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children's social care services

Click here to read advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children.

The HSE Management Standards toolkit. 

Find out more here

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Read the guidance here

Using clusters and hubs to maintain educational provision

Read more here

Managing school premises during the coronavirus outbreak

Click here to read guidance for schools and other educational settings on managing premises, which are partially open, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): SEND risk assessment guidance

Click here to read the guidance for special schools, specialist colleges, local authorities and any other settings managing children and young people with complex special educational needs and disability (SEND).

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Read more here

Help children with SEND continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click here to read more.

Safeguarding and remote education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click here to read more.

Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources

Read more here. 

Admission appeals for school places 

Click here to read guides that will help admission authorities advise those involved with school admission appeals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

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

Click here for school and college accountability, performance tables and data during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus and school closures

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): school closures

Click here to read what schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings

Click here to read the guidance for education and childcare settings on how to implement social distancing.

Extra support for schools and parents to help cope with Coronavirus

The Government has announced a package of support, including additional funding and high-quality resources, to help schools deal with the challenges posed by coronavirus. Read more here

Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures

Read more here.

Guidance for schools about temporary closure

Read more here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for children's social care services

Click here for  advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for local authorities and their partners to help support and protect vulnerable children.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for schools and other educational settings

To read guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students. Read more here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Safeguarding in schools, colleges, and other providers

Read more here.

School governance update March 2020

Click here to read more.

Travel advice for educational settings

Click here for advice for educational settings, and their students and staff, who are traveling or planning to travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Vulnerable children and young people

Click here for all questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people.

Isolation for residential education settings

Click here to read the guidance to support the management of children and young people in residential educational settings, including boarding schools, residential special schools and specialist colleges and children’s homes.

Schools temporarily closing

Click here for guidance on what schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Cancellation of GCSEs, as and a levels in 2020 Q&A

Click here for guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Maintaining educational provisional

Click here for guidance about maintaining educational provision for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England.

Schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England on maintaining educational provision.

The government has given clear guidance on self-isolation, household isolation, and social distancing. Click here to read the full guidance.

General power to act in exceptional circumstances

In accordance with the powers and limitations in Article 134 the Governors are asked to consider making the following bye-law. Read more here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What you need to know

You're worried about COVID-19 and its impact on your pupils, staff and community. The Key for School Leaders have a  go-to hub for practical advice and resources to help you every step of the way as the situation evolves. To find out more, click here.

NGA - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for governing boards

Click here to find out more. 

As of 25 March 2020, the phone line for Employer Support has been closed

Click here to read an article that explains how to contact Employer Support going forward.

How employers should be sending documents to Teachers’ Pensions

Click here to find out how. Don't have access to a printer while working from home? Click here to read the guidance on how employers can digitally sign and return the documents

 

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Decision-making resources for Boards of academy trusts. Read more here

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issues with ordinary school provision

To view these FAQ's and answers, please click here.

 


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Recovery Phase Toolkit

Click here to find out more. 

Coronavirus Resource Pack

Click here to access the pack. 

 

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Alternative provision: year 11 transition funding

Read more here

Use of free early education entitlements funding during the coronavirus outbreak

Read more here

Providing free school meals during the coronavirus outbreak

Click here for guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

A letter from the ESFA to Trust Accounting Officers re: reducing admin burdens

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

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

Read more here

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Financial support for schools

Click here to read the guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19).

Free school meals

Click here for guidance on schools and local authorities on free school meal arrangements during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

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Card limit increase | free school meals | cash handling- faster payments plus cash on-site insurance limits

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Academies sector COVID-19 update

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Policy Procurement Notice (PPN) 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19 – additional guidance

Click here to read the guidance aimed at helping post-16 educational establishments in higher education (HE) and further education (FE), including sixth-form colleges.

Click here to read the guidance aimed at helping maintained schools and academy trusts.

Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)

Read more here

Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Supplier relief due to COVID-19

This Procurement Policy Note (PPN) sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. Read more here

Exams and grades

For further details on exams and grades please click here

Direction issued to the Chief Regulator of Ofqual

Read more here

GCSEs, AS and A level awarding: summer 2020

For information about schools, students and parents on how qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020 click here

 

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Schools Buying Club

Free Procurement Helpline:  Simply email helpline@schoolsbuyingclub.com and a procurement specialist will assist you.

 

 

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

Click here for Information for providers about managing initial teacher training courses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

Read more here

School food checklist for COVID-19

Read more here

Apprenticeship reform programme: benefits realisation strategy

Read more here

EdTech demonstrator schools and colleges: expression of interest

Click here to use this application pack to apply to become an EdTech demonstrator school or college.

Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus outbreak

Click here for guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations about changes to apprenticeships due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Free learning resources

Click here for more information. 

Schools printed music licence – how to utilise this while your pupils are studying at home

Click here to find out more. 

Free-to-access digital education

Get access to a full curriculum of free-to-access digital education and support resources for people of all ages being affected. Click here for more information.

Coronavirus (COVID 19): online education resources

Click here to access the guidance for online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): apprenticeship programme response

Click here to read the guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Training for postgraduate teaching apprenticeships

Find out more here how providers and lead schools can provide training for this ITT route, including who's eligible, funding rules, apprenticeship levy and advertising courses.

 

 

Mental health and wellbeing guidance

This weekend Public Health England has published new advice to support mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak. PHE has also updated the Every Mind Matters platform with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak.

Read more here.

Mental wellbeing whilst staying at home - NHS

Read more here

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Induction for newly qualified teachers

For guidance about changes to newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Please click here.

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal advice & FAQs for schools

Coronavirus has now been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation with one in five UK employees expected to be absent from work during the virus’s ‘peak weeks’. Read more here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Key employment issues in the workplace

Stone King has answered the most frequently asked questions and set out guidance. Read more here


 

Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

For Information for parents and carers about the closure of schools and other educational settings following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) click here.


HOW TO STAY HEALTHY WORKING FROM HOME 

For home working advice and wellbeing considerations for self isolation click here