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.
Coronavirus: how to manage drop offs and pick upsUpdatedBy now you’ll have put measures in place to help keep pupils, staff and parents safe as they enter and leave your school. We've highlighted some common issues schools are experiencing and provided practical solutions to help you tweak your system. Download our template letter to update parents on any changes you're making.
Face coverings in secondary schools: how to make it workFind out how to follow the latest government advice on face coverings in your secondary school. Adapt and share our factsheets with parents and staff so everyone knows when and how your school will be bringing in these new measures, as well as how to safely wear face coverings around school.
School reopening: brief staff on your plansGive 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: how to approach cleaningFind 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 record attendanceUpdatedFind out how to record attendance during the 2020/21 academic year, including what data you need to submit to the DfE and which codes to use for different coronavirus-related scenarios.
School reopening: pupil hygiene and wellbeing postersUse 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 assessmentYou must thoroughly review your existing risk assessment for reopening fully this September. Use our updated template to guide you, and read advice on what your next steps should be.
Coronavirus: how to prepare for 'tier 2' local restrictions (secondary)Adapt and share our planning template to help you operate a rota system for secondary pupils as part of your contingency plan for local coronavirus outbreaks. Find out how to group pupils and how the DfE expects you to approach remote learning when 'tier 2' local restrictions are in place.
School reopening: contingency planningUpdatedFrom 22 October, you're legally required to provide remote education if pupils need it. Find out what your remote learning contingency plan should cover and how to put it together. Adapt our template to plan how your school will operate in the event of local restrictions.
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.