• Children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 can return to school
  • Schools remain closed for other year groups, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children
  • Schools and collages should provide some face-to-face support for Year 10 and Year 12 pupils
  • Childminders can return to work

The government’s plan is for all students to return to school in September. Further guidance on this will be published in due course.

We continue to work with all schools and partner agencies to support risk assessments and action planning and ensuring all possible precautions advice and guidance are in place.

Schools are responsible for making information on their specific arrangements available.

Guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students.

Support vulnerable children and young people

Vulnerable children and young people across all year groups continue to be expected to attend educational provision where it is appropriate for them to do so (that is, where there are no shielding concerns for the child or their household, and/or following a risk assessment for the children with an EHC plan) so they can gain the educational and wellbeing benefits of attending.

Guidance: Supporting vulnerable children and young people during COVID-19.

Supporting your children’s education during COVID-19

No one expects parents to act as teachers, or to provide the activities and feedback that a school or nursery would. Parents and carers should do their best to help children and support their learning while dealing with other demands.

Advice on how education can continue at home for children:

Parents of secondary school children should contact their school for guidance.

Alongside any work your children received from school, you can try using online educational resources covering various subjects and age groups. These have been recommended by teachers and school leaders.

Educational programmes to help children learn at home are available from the BBC.

Have regular conversations about staying safe online and tell your child to speak to you if they come across something worrying online.

Holiday Clubs

Holiday clubs this year are going to have to be delivered slightly different this year. This is to ensure everyone who attends and the staff can stay as safe as possible. There are a number of things that you will need to consider before booking your child onto any clubs, including using just one provider this year. If you are thinking about sending your children to Holiday Clubs during the School Summer holidays please take a look at this guidance for parents and children.

Using Holiday Provison Leaflet For Parents
Information for parents and carers on what to expect and how to prepare their child or children for joining holiday play provision.
Holiday Provision Leaflet for Children
Information for children who will be using holiday providers.

Mental health and wellbeing

The change of routine and staying at home may make this a difficult time for some children. Public Health England has published advice on how to support your children’s wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Further government guidance on education and children covering:

  • Pupil wellbeing and safety
  • Closures, exams and managing a school or early years setting
  • Funding and support for education providers
  • Student accommodation, travel and financial support
  • Further and higher education and vocational training
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