Coronavirus: preparing for opening schools and childcare settings in England

The Department for Education has published guidance for schools and childcare settings to prepare for opening on 1 June. The guidance covers: the year groups in the first phase of reopening; managing risk; and key issues including class size and staff availability, attendance, vulnerable children and young people and the curriculum. Guidance for parents and carers to help prepare for the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges has also been published. The guidance offers answers to frequently asked questions and outlines a phased return that includes: nurseries, other early year providers, and childminders to begin welcoming back all children; primary schools to welcome back children in nursery reception, year 1 and year 6; and secondary schools, sixth form, and further education colleges to begin some face to face support with year 10 and 12 pupils. The DfE has also published a schools reopening question and answer blog.  

Read guidance here >

Read guidance here >

Read the press release here >

Read the blog here >

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