Headteacher Chat’s Review of:TheSchoolBus Coronavirus Recovery Phase Toolkit

Updated: Nov 16


Hello! My name is Lucy Coy, and I am a co-host of Headteacher Chat. I am delighted to have been given access to TheSchoolBus to see what they have on offer to support schools at this unprecedented time. I thought you would be interested to know what I discovered!

Read the full review below...

How does TheSchoolBus describe their product?

‘At TheSchoolBus, the Education community is at the heart of everything thing we do. We want to stay true to that commitment and do whatever we can to alleviate some of the burden schools are facing at this time.’
‘To help you during this phase to develop procedures to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing, we have put together this toolkit. It contains templates, articles and procedures to assist you on the path to recovery.’

What does the team at Headteacher Chat think?

The Coronavirus Recovery Phase Toolkit is full of useful resources such as templates and guidance documents for schools to access during the Covid-19 response. These contain comprehensive and relevant information to help school leaders to plan for the reopening of schools. We like the fact that they have sought advice from the following experts in order to ensure they can offer a package which is accurate and thorough for schools to use:

  • Procurement specialists, Auditel

  • HR experts, Fusion HR

  • Wellbeing expert, Sarah Wray from Live Well Consultancy

  • Safeguarding and SEND expert, Sara Alston, Founder of SEA Inclusion & Safeguarding

  • Bereavement charity, Winston’s Wish

Briefly:

The Coronavirus Recovery Phase Toolkit is an extremely detailed resource pack with:

  • An explanation of the latest Government guidance for schools, including the key points.

  • A range of useful and detailed templates to compliment the latest guidance from the Government, ranging from letters to parents to a concern log.

  • Downloadable policies.

  • Frequently asked questions.

What do we think?

  • We love the detail of the information provided within the toolkit; it covers everything that you need.

  • Clear summaries of the latest information from the DFE.

  • It also helps supports pupils and staff wellbeing with mental health guidance and templates.

  • We like the fact that it’s so easy to access and use.

How will this be of benefit to schools?

There are lots of resources such as policies and templates for school leaders to access which will reduce the workload of senior leaders.

Leaders also have access to guidance from leading experts in the field of inclusion, bereavement, HR, and Procurement specialist.

Easy-to-read summaries are also available, saving schools time.


TheSchoolBus has cut my workload down so I can concentrate on other day-to-day things, and it’s decreased my stress levels. I know everything on there is completely up-to-date and that gives me the confidence to trust what I read’
Headteacher

Verdict:

✓ Very useful information about the reopening of schools.

✓ Excellent mental health resources to support staff and pupils.

✓ Clear summaries of the latest information from the Government.

✓ Helps to reduce the workload for senior leaders.

✓ Ready to use, compliant model policies and templates.


“I was really impressed by the quantity and quality of the resources that TheSchoolBus have on offer.”

Lucy Coy, Headteacher Chat

www.headteacherchat.com

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