Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak
What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term.
Updated with latest changes to: system of controls, attendance, recruitment, free schools meals, estates, wraparound care, physical activity in schools, remote education, catch up, assessment and accountability, and exams.
Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision to children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Updated the home education section with further information on vulnerable children who have difficulty engaging in remote education. Also added a section on Test and Trace Support Payments.
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings.
Updated the section on choosing after-school clubs and out-of-school activities to make it clear that parents should try to limit the number of settings their children attend as far as possible.
Inspecting registered childcare providers: information for parents
How Ofsted regulates childcare and what parents should do if they have concerns about their provider.
Updated the ‘Inspections’ section to reflect the 6-year inspection window and added links to published guidance.
What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges
Information for parents and carers about attending schools, nurseries and colleges in the spring term 2021.
Updated sections on attending nursery, school and college, remote education, exams, asymptomatic testing and lateral flow tests, Ofsted inspections, entry tests for selective schools, food, and EHC plans.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from the early years sector on the national lockdown
This document answers the FAQs from the early years sector on the national lockdown. The previous FAQs can be found here. These answers have been checked with the Department for Education (DfE) and cover:
- Safety of settings
- Testing and vaccinations
- Clinically vulnerable children and staff
- Funding and financial support
- Reception-aged children
- Children’s centres
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