COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers

As the situation continues to develop on COVID-19 we have created a full page for our updates, which will have a date stamp to show when NEW information has been added.

1 June 2020: Today, in line with Government Guidance, all eight BPET schools re-opened to welcome pupils from Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

29 May 2020: NHS Test and Trace System…

The link to the full information is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-nhs-test-and-trace-service

No information will be requested via the text/e-mail – you will instead be directed to an NHS website which show the usual secure connection status we are all familiar with. On the website they will be asked for personal information including:

  • Their name, date of birth and postcode
  • Who they live with
  • Places you visited recently

Here is a link to the BBC website which has a summary article and a handy diagram

20 May 2020: Joint document from World Agencies (including UNICEF and the WHO) on Framework for Re-opening Schools Worldwide

15 May 2020: Guidance from Government ‘Actions for Education Settings to be ready for phased opening of schools’.

12 May 2020: Guidance was given by the Government on the phased re-opening of schools, here is an overview statement

11 May 2020: In line with the Prime Ministers statement yesterday, we with all Head Teachers have started the planning for our schools to re-open on 1st June 2020 to Reception, Year 1 and where applicable Year 6 pupils.  We will be following statutory guidance set by the Government to ensure all BPET Schools are as safe and secure environments as possible for our staff and pupils to attend. 

Individual Schools will share information with their school communities in the coming weeks before the planned return date.

We are aware the return on 1st June is dependent on scientific evidence and continued reduction in the spread of COVID-19 ensuring the governments 5 factors can be met. The prime minister will advise this on 28th May 2020.

Here is the latest document from the Government “Our plan to rebuild the UK”.

Government Advice to Education SectorThis is applicable until 31 May 2020 and will be reviewed on 1st June 2020.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision)

Information for parents and carers – This was updated on 11 May 2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

Definitions of Key Workers

We have consolidated all the other information previously on this page to make it clear and easy for your to access information or resources you require.

 

 

 

  • FOR OUR TRUST STAFF WHO MAY BE SELF-ISOLATING OR WORKING FROM HOME FOR LONG PERIODS:

We have collated a list of online training materials which you may wish to use whilst you are away from school to continue your own personal development (CPD). We hope all staff will see these unusual times as an opportunity to enhance skills, learn new things which can be used when we return to school.

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