Definition of clinically extremely vulnerable groups – 8th January 2021

Please click here to view the government page for definition of clinically extremely vulnerable groups

Symptom-free Covid tests available in Kent. 7th January 2021.

Kent County Council are currently running a project for mass testing for people living or working in Kent. For more information please see the link below.’re%20invited%2C%20you,to%20confirm%20your%20positive%20result.

Latest Coronavirus Updates. 4th January 2021.

The latest Government Guidance can be viewed here.

Letter from the Director. 2nd January 2021.

The letter from Dr Simon Hughes can be viewed here.

Emergency advice taken from a letter to schools from Kent County Council4th January 2021.

“We are aware that the issues of liability and insurance cover have been raised.  Our insurance team have provided reassurance that schools that buy in to the County’s insurance policy will be covered for the administration of covid testing in schools and have provided the linked advice note which clarifies the circumstances and extent of medical/supportive procedures that can be performed by staff for which the school’s policies will provide cover.  The relevant wording for staff and for volunteers assisting the school in this instance is that when they are providing medical support as long as they follow pre-set guidelines and act in line with training/instruction they have received from a competent/qualified person or body (DHSC in this instance) they will be considered by the insurers to have acted reasonably and be protected by the school’s liability policies.  Schools that buy alternative insurance policies are likely to be in the same position but should check with their own insurers.”

Letter from Archbishop John regarding Masses – August 2020

Admissions Guidance for Schools July 2020

Admissions Guidance for Priests July 2020

Covid Guidance for Acts of Worship Mass Revision 6 on 25th June 2020

Guidance for Full Reopening of Schools- Published 2nd July 2020

Guidance COVID-19: test kits for schools and FE providers

CES Updates and Round Up 8th April 2020

CES Admissions Update- 15-04-2020

CES Update 21st April 2020

The Catholic Position on Vaccination

Official statement on Admissions Appeals

Below are communications from Dr Simon Hughes

COVID-19: A message from the Director – 18th March 2020

COVID-19: A message from the Director#2 – 19th March 2020

List of Key Workers published by DfE 19-20th March 2020.

Due to the challenges posed by the Corona Virus, the process of appointing and re-appointing governors has been paused as of 1st April 2020. As soon as the furlough process comes to an end, we will start the process again in strict prioritized date order.

Other useful information

At Home in Christ

Link to caring for the carers material here

Please see the DfE’s facebook advice page here

Questions and answers about the provisions being made for vulnerable children and young people:

View the latest news from DfE by clicking here.

DSC.DRE Letter 68.20 COVID-19 Guidance on Governance

Additional Financial Support- Document provided by Southwark Local Authority

DFE Guidance on school buildings during the COVID-19 crisis

Nosy Crow have released a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. The book can viewed here.