Gov’t Advice: Children who can still access schools in lockdown

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4 January 2021, only children of critical workers and vulnerable children and young people should attend school or college. All other pupils and students will receive remote education. Here are the details of which children are involved. Vulnerable children and young people Vulnerable children and young people include those … Continue reading Gov’t Advice: Children who can still access schools in lockdown

Targeted Covid-19 testing underway in Calderdale schools

Calderdale Council have announced that targeted community COVID-19 testing gets underway in Calderdale this week, with a number of schools set to receive rapid tests. Calderdale is in the highest level of restrictions to control the virus – Tier 3: Very High Alert. The borough’s infection rate is decreasing but is still too high. Calderdale … Continue reading Targeted Covid-19 testing underway in Calderdale schools

Guidance to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child

Date: 23 September 2020 - A Government letter to parents and guardians Dear parents and guardians, This is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible. One important part of … Continue reading Guidance to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child

Gov’t Advice: For Schools With SEND and Disabled Pupils

The Government has published Guidance for the full opening of all special schools and other specialist settings. Although aimed at the schools themselves, this guidance is also helpful for parents preparing to send children to these educational settings. This sets out what the schools need need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the … Continue reading Gov’t Advice: For Schools With SEND and Disabled Pupils

Back To School: Guidance For Parents/carers

This is the government's latest guidance for parents and carers ahead of the Autumn Term in schools, colleges etc.  Contents Returning to nursery, childminders, school and college Attendance Helping make nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges as safe as possible Arriving and leaving nursery, the childminder, school or college Curriculum Assessment and exams Ofsted inspections School … Continue reading Back To School: Guidance For Parents/carers

Back To School: How Schools Will Maintain Education During An Outbreak?

This is the Government's overview of what will happen in schools in areas where there are Coronavirus outbreaks and hot-spots. It describes a sliding scale of measures that the school will be able to take to protect pupils and staff whilst continuing to provide education. The government has published detailed guidance for schools on contingency … Continue reading Back To School: How Schools Will Maintain Education During An Outbreak?

Council Live Q & A: Returning to school and childcare settings

This Thursday 27 August, Calderdale Council is hosting their next COVID-19 LIVE Q&A, all about safely returning to school and childcare settings next week. Tune in from 7pm on the councils Facebook, Twitter or YouTube channels. Council  on Twitter Council on Facebook Council on YouTube Have your questions answered live by the panel: Debs Harkins, … Continue reading Council Live Q & A: Returning to school and childcare settings

Government Advice: Schools & Coronavirus Index Of Guidance Documents

Although this index of documents is aimed at school leaders, teachers and school staff, it's also a useful resource if you have any questions about Coronavirus measures in education. Contents Guidance for other providers Day-to-day running of a school Safe working and protective measures Special educational needs and disability (SEND) Remote education and online learning … Continue reading Government Advice: Schools & Coronavirus Index Of Guidance Documents