Due to the volume of guidance and information that is being produced we have created this page, updating it daily, as new information is released by the DfE and our partners. 


 

School governance update

Read more here.

Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June

Read more here

Introduction of temporary student number controls in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read more here

Recording attendance in the school attendance register during the coronavirus outbreak

Read more here

Spreadsheet created by SRMA colleague Adrienne Laing to gather the information required for the new Educational Settings form 

Click here to access the form here and TCAT spreadsheet here

Prime Minister's press conference statement on the five tests: 28 May 2020

Read more here.

Click here to access the slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 28 May 2020.

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. 

Department for Education explanatory note on SAGE modelling

An explanatory note for SAGE’s paper assessing the potential impact of more children returning to school on the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Read more here

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

Guidance for secondary school provision from 15 June 2020

Read more here.

Help secondary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click here for guidance and advice for parents and carers supporting the home learning of secondary school children (year 7 to 11).

Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1 June

Read more here

Department for Education explanatory note on SAGE modelling

Read more here


Responsibility for autumn GCSE, AS and A level exam series

Read more here

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

Find out more here.

Education Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 16 May

Find out more here

OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

Read the strategy 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

Read more here

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.

Opening schools for more children and young people: initial planning framework for schools in England

Read more here

Actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020

Read the guidance here

Opening schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: guidance for parents and carers

Read the guidance here

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

Schools to benefit from education partnership with tech giants

Thousands of schools to receive technical support to start using Google and Microsoft’s education platforms. 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.

Aldi joins Free School Meal voucher scheme

Read more here.

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

Click here to read guidance on which data collections, services or requests will be cancelled, paused or will continue in the 2019 to 2020 academic year.

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

Gavin Williamson speech on COVID-19 response

Click here to view. 

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

Click here to read more.

New major package to support online learning

Read more here

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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Browne Jacobson

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

Stone King

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. 

 

BE RESPONSIBLE AND KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative provision: year 11 transition funding

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Use of free early education entitlements funding during the coronavirus outbreak

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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

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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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Lloyds Bank 

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

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Cooper Parry 

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)

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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.

 

 

Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

Read more here

School food checklist for COVID-19

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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

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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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Stone King

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE webinar series for unprecedented times.

These talks are free to join and each is being run by subject matter experts from one of our partners and/or ISBL Fellow. We plan to run one talk per week for the foreseeable future.

So much of life is different now, and none more so than in our schools, where some are completely closed, others only open for vulnerable pupils and key workers' children, and some fully open.

Different ways of working mean that we need to rapidly review our processes and procedures so that we can maintain the high quality of provision while remaining compliant.

Our series of Expert Talks will help support you and your school and have been developed in response to members' request for information and guidance during this pandemic.

Click here to register for the free webinars.