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 Council. 4th 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.”
Below are communications from Dr Simon Hughes
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
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-vulnerable-children-and-young-people
View the latest news from DfE by clicking here.
Nosy Crow have released a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. The book can viewed here.