We are still waiting for the Government to issue guidance on safeguarding in out-of-school settings in general and Covid-19 risk assessment specifically for community settings. At the moment the Government line continues to be that out-of-school settings should not be operating face-to-face:
Updated lines on Summer provision:
The Government’s ambition is that all providers running holiday clubs and activities for children over the summer holiday will be able to open, if the science allows. The time anticipated for holiday clubs to open is no earlier than 4th July, as part of Step 3 of the Government’s recovery strategy. Guidance will be provided to the sector soon on how to implement the protective measures necessary to open safely, and to parents on how to minimise the spread of the virus if they choose to attend.
Updated lines on out-of-school settings:
Out-of-school settings can offer outdoor provision to groups of no more than 6, including staff members. Out-of-school settings that offer indoor provision should remain closed for the time being. The Government’s current planning assumption is that adjustments to current measures for out-of-school settings that offer indoor provision will likely be part of Step 3 of the recovery strategy (anticipated no earlier than 4th July), based on further detailed scientific advice provided closer to the time. We will provide protective measures guidance to providers as soon as possible.
At NRCSE we have drafted a risk assessment template for supplementary schools to consider as you plan for the next academic year. This risk assessment draws on the guidance that has been given to mainstream schools. For the time being you should not be delivering teaching and learning activities face-to-face and should continue to engage with your pupils remotely.
NRCSE has provided guidance and resources on remote teaching and is developing further training to support this into the next academic year. Please check our website regularly for updates.
The Department for Education has published a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. You can also access guidance on supporting your children’s education during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Further support includes:
- a list of online educational resources which have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts to help pupils to learn at home
- enhanced education provision from the BBC to include daily lessons
- resources from Oak National Academy, a sector-led initiative to support teachers educating their pupils remotely during the summer term
Parents with children under 5 years old can find ideas and activities at Hungry Little Minds. Read further guidance on how to help children 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19).