Coronavirus: staff worried about coming into schoolIf you have staff who are worried about being in school whilst there's an increased risk of coronavirus in your area, here's an overview of their rights and how you can approach concerns they raise about not wanting to come into school.
School reopening: letter to parentsThe government has announced that schools should open to all pupils from 8 March. Download and adapt our template letter to let parents know about the latest rules on attendance, and reassure them about your protective measures to keep everyone safe.
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: compliance checklistDownload our checklist to make sure you're taking all the necessary steps to keep your staff and pupils safe and educated. Use it to help you confidently speak to inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive or Ofsted about your compliance with requirements on protective measures, remote learning provision and more.
Coronavirus: how to approach cleaning in your schoolFind out what regular cleaning arrangements you should have in place to minimise the chance of coronavirus spreading in your school. Plus, download our checklist for a deep clean in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19, so you can be confident you've got everything covered.
Coronavirus: how to manage drop offs and pick upsBy 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.
Coronavirus: keeping self-isolation recordsDownload our template to collect records of who is self-isolating and who has tested positive for COVID-19. Plus, get clear on when you can share this information under data protection law, including when and what you can tell others about a confirmed case in school.
Coronavirus: operational guidance summaryUpdatedFind out what you need to do to run your school safely, based on the DfE's latest operational guidance. Here we cover the main changes to government rules, including on attendance, face coverings, and coronavirus testing.
Coronavirus: pupil hygiene and wellbeing postersUse our child-friendly posters on health and hygiene around your school. They'll help you signpost pupils where to go if they're displaying symptoms, how to safely remove their face covering and wash their hands properly.
Coronavirus: responding to a suspected case in schoolUpdatedDownload our flowcharts outlining the steps to take if a pupil or staff member develops coronavirus symptoms in school, or if they're asymptomatic and get a positive lateral flow test result. Now up to date for primary and secondary schools with the DfE's operational guidance that applies from 8 March.
School reopening: how to monitor in-class teaching safelyWith all pupils returning to the classroom, you might be thinking about how to gather evidence for your school improvement planning. If you’re considering doing lesson observations, use these tips to help you carry them out safely.
School reopening: template risk assessmentYou must review your whole-school risk assessment in preparation for all pupils returning from 8 March. Use our template to find out which control measures to add or adapt, based on the latest government guidance.
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.