Covid 19: Guidance for Schools

Covid 19: Guidance for Schools

Posted on May 18, 2020 by engage

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10th May, the DfE released guidance for schools as they negotiate the framework and details of how to safely “re-open” and welcome back greater numbers of students and staff, and no doubt many of you will already be familiar with the document “Actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020” .

To support this, a member of the engage in their future National Committee has summarised the key points in a useful 48 point document which is available to view and download:

Summarised Govt Guidance (May 2020)

In addition, NASS have pulled together a list of useful and relevant guidance, information and links to further support schools at this time and we are immensely grateful for their comprehensive and insightful analysis and resources:

COVID-19 List of guidance and information – 11May2020

Covid-19 Safeguarding in Schools, Colleges and Other Providers

Decision Tree and advice Brown Jacobson

Coronavirus Workplace checklist PDF v3

Summary DfE safeguarding changes

Innovation Broking Covid-19 Webinar 04.06.2020

Octavia House – FAQs

Minister Ford’s open letter to SEND sector schools opening

NHS Test and Trace

NASS have also shared some well-balanced and comprehensive reflections on more recent developments that colleagues will no doubt find useful, especially as they also contain a number of useful online links –

NASS Update_15.05.20 

NASS Update_18.05.20

NASS Update_21.05.20

NASS Update_22.05.20

NASS Update_26.05.20

NASS Update_01.06.20

NASS Update_03.06.20

NASS Update_10.06.20

NASS Update_16.06.20

NASS Update_24.06.20

NASS Update_10.07.20

Schools may also find it useful to familiarise themselves with the DfE guidance for parents and carers if they haven’t done so already:

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

Schools may also find it useful to visit the Safer Recruitment Consortium website and take a look at their Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Those Working With Children and Young People in Education Settings (Addendum April 2020)

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