School reopening: parent surveyUse our survey questions to get an idea of how many pupils you'll be expecting to come to school, now that the government thinks it's safe to open in June.
School reopening: reassuring parents that their child is safeParents will be understandably concerned about their children coming back to school. Find out how to get a handle on how they're feeling, tailor your messaging and make them feel as reassured as possible – whenever their children are returning.
School reopening: brief staff on your plansUpdatedGive your staff an update on what your plans for full reopening in autumn are. Adapt our presentation to deliver your staff briefing and get tips to help if you're delivering it remotely.
School reopening: checklists to help you prepareUse these checklists to reassure yourself that your plans are robust - they're designed to help you reduce risk, organise your logistics, put wellbeing support in place and reopen buildings safely.
School reopening: FAQsWe know what's on your radar, and we're doing our best to get clear answers for you – here's what we know so far.
School reopening: FAQs on staffingUpdatedThe government expects all schools to reopen in September. Find out how this will affect your staff, and know which measures you need to put in place to keep everyone safe.
School reopening: how to approach cleaningUpdatedFind out what changes you'll need to make to your regular cleaning arrangements so you can keep everyone safe as you fully reopen in September. Plus download our checklist for a deep clean in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, so if the situation does arise, you can be confident you've got everything covered.
School reopening: how to manage drop offs and pick upsYou'll want to put in place measures to socially distance pupils, parents and staff as much as possible as they enter or leave your school. Use our suggested steps as a guide and our template letter to keep parents informed and reassured that you're considering everyone's safety.
School reopening: pupil hygiene and wellbeing postersUpdatedUse our child-friendly posters on health and hygiene around your school. They'll help you reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading and signpost pupils to where they can go if they're struggling with settling back in to school.
School reopening: template risk assessmentUpdatedYou must thoroughly review your existing risk assessment ahead of reopening fully in September. Use our updated template to guide you, and read advice on what your next steps should be.
School reopening: contingency planningNewThe DfE expects you to have a contingency plan in place from the end of September to provide remote education in case of a local outbreak of coronavirus. Take a look at what this plan should cover, and get some ideas to help you put it together.
School reopening: how to reestablish routines and expectationsAs more pupils return to school, you won't be wanting to jump into learning straight away. Get tips on settling your pupils into their 'new normal' school routines so they feel safe, know what your behaviour expectations are and can successfully re-adjust to school life.
School reopening: providing high-quality outdoor learningLearning outdoors makes it easier to maintain social distancing – and it supports pupils’ wellbeing too. Find out how to make the best use of whatever outdoor space you have and safely deliver high-quality outdoor lessons. Download our checklist of equipment staff will need as they take the classroom outside.
School reopening: supporting pupil mental healthBefore you start teaching your curriculum again, you'll be trying to make sure your pupils are emotionally settled and feel secure at school. Find out how you can identify your pupils’ mental health needs and support them whenever they return to school.