Providers should implement the new protective measures for out-of-school-settings guidance from the end of summer term, when state schools in their local area have closed. Until then, while schools are open in a provider’s local area, they should follow the same protective measures as schools to limit different groups of children mixing.
This means that if a setting opens before the end of the 2020 summer term, they should ensure they are:
- only caring for children from the eligible groups (children in early years, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6) and priority groups (children of critical workers and vulnerable children)
- only caring for children from one school or early years provider
- working closely with the school or early years providers that their children attend, to ensure that, as far as possible, children are kept in the same small consistent groups that they are in throughout the day, and otherwise maintain social distance
At NRCSE we have drafted a risk assessment template for supplementary schools to consider as you plan for reopening. This risk assessment draws on the guidance that has been given to mainstream schools. As noted in the DfE guidance released today out-of-school settings should be following the same protective measures as mainstream schools.
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).