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.
Please see the DfE’s facebook advice page here
Link to caring for the carers material here
From the CES at 11:00 on Friday 20th March 2020
Updated Guidance Regarding Partial Closures of Educational Settings
Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the partial closures of educational settings, the following information and guidance is now available on Gov.UK. To note, the Guidance for Schools, Colleges and Local Authorities (first bullet) contains details of those deemed critical workers.
- Guidance for Schools, Colleges and Local Authorities on Maintaining Education Provision: www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision
- FAQ for Parents and Carers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers
DfE have also published further information and guidance on how schools should support free school meal pupils, as follows:
Updated CES advice 23rd March 2020:
New Q&A re exam cancellation
Please see links below to the first iteration of the guidance for schools and guidance on vulnerable children which we understand will be regularly updated (potentially daily) to add further information and respond to the situation on the ground. Please note that guidance is also expected on social distancing in education and childcare settings.
Guidance on Vulnerable Children and Young People
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
Travel Advice for Educational Settings
Advice for educational settings, and their students and staff, who are travelling or planning to travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice-for-educational-settings
View the latest published information by clicking here.
Free School Meals Email Scam
We have been made aware of a scam email circulating regarding free schools meals. The email asks for bank details to enable parents to be supported for free school meals. Please do not respond and delete the email. The guidance for free schools meals can be found by here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance
Nosy Crow have released a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. The book can viewed here.