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UPDATED Coronavirus - Guidance for Schools

Updated: Apr 30

Headteacherchat has been collecting official resources for school leaders impacted by COVID-19.

If you have any ideas, please contact @headteacherchat.

Hope you find this helpful. This is a work in progress. Please email me for additions or changes: admin@headteacherchat.com

Links to other pages on this site:

CPD Resources for School Staff

School Bus - Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Wellbeing Resource Pack

One Education - Coronavirus Support





Education Updates

Important Updates

Primary assessments: future dates

18th January 2021

Keeping Children Safe in Education

18th January 2021

Pupil premium

1 February 2021

Catch-up premium: coronavirus (COVID-19)

6 April 2021

Behaviour experts to support schools with poor discipline

7 April 2021

Government advice on Coronavirus

Schools Coronavirus (COVID 19) operational guidance

Early years and childcare: coronavirus (COVID-19)

24 March 2021

Further and higher education: coronavirus (COVID-19)

22 February 2021

Local authority children’s services: coronavirus (COVID-19)

22 February 2021

Day-to-day running of a school

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

6 April 2021

Providing school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

14 April 2021

School attendance: guidance for schools

2 March 2021

How to complete the educational setting status form

7 March 2021

Changes to the school suspension and expulsion process during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

26 February 2021

Safe working and protective measures

Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in schools and further education colleges

6 November 2020

Face coverings in education

6 April 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): test kits for schools and FE providers

14 December 2020

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

1 March 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

19 April 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff and pupils

Mass asymptomatic testing: schools and colleges

29 January 2021

Asymptomatic testing: primary and maintained nursery school staff

24 March 2021

Asymptomatic testing: secondary schools and colleges

30 March 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): test kits for schools and FE providers

22 April 2021

Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

Special schools and other specialist settings: coronavirus (COVID-19)

6 April 2021

Remote education and online learning

Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education

23 November 2020

Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19)

4 March 2021

Teaching during coronavirus (COVID-19)

22 May 2020

Get help with remote education

3 December 2020

Finance and administration

Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

31 October 2020

Changes to the admission appeals regulations during the coronavirus outbreak

28 January 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care

3 February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): assessment processes for selective school admissions

1 April 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to faith school admission arrangements

24 July 2020

Supplier relief for schools

3 February 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in schools and colleges: grant funding

7 April 2021

Accountability and data collections

Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing burdens on educational and care settings

19 January 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college performance measures

25 February 2021

School governance update

20 April 2021

Exams and assessments

Awarding qualifications in summer 2021

20 April 2021

Responsibility for exams

27 April 2021

School reports on pupil performance: guide for headteachers

18 June 2020

Residential settings

Quarantine arrangements for boarding school students from red list countries

5 March 2021

Teacher training

Coronavirus (COVID-19): initial teacher training (ITT)

20 April 2021

Induction for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak

25 March 2021

Research about coronavirus (COVID-19) and children and young people

Evidence summary: COVID-19 - children, young people and education settings

22 February 2021

Changes to regulations or legislation

Disapplication notice: school attendance legislation changes

9 February 2021

Disapplication notice: school inspections legislation changes

30 April 2021

Modification notice: school registration legislation changes

26 March 2021

Ofsted COVID-19 series

Rolling blog


New OFSTED Framework


Early years inspection handbook

Section 8 school inspection handbook

  • 19 April 2021

Independent schools inspection handbook

  • 19 April 2021

Further education and skills inspection handbook

  • 19 April 2021

Ofsted blog: schools, early years, further education and skills

The trust in testing times: the role of multi-academy trusts during the pandemic

Guidance for providers

January 2021: registered early years providers

  • 7 December 2020

January 2021: maintained schools and academies

  • Updated 20 January 2021

January 2021: further education and skills providers

  • 7 December 2020

January 2021: non-association independent schools

  • 7 December 2020

November briefing notes

COVID-19 series: briefing on schools, November 2020

  • 15 December 2020

COVID-19 series: briefing on early years, November 2020

  • 15 December 2020

COVID-19 series: briefing on further education and skills, November 2020

  • 15 December 2020

COVID-19 series: briefing on local areas’ SEND provision, November 2020

  • 15 December 2020

HMCI commentary

HMCI commentary: findings from visits in October

  • 10 November 2020

HMCI commentary: findings from visits in September

  • 6 October 2020


Ofsted: Children hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic are regressing in basic skills and learning

  • 10 November 2020

Ofsted: School leaders determined pupils won’t become 'the COVID generation'

  • 6 October 2020


Schools in England and covid-19 - your questions answered

Coronavirus - information and resources


Updates https://neu.org.uk/coronavirus-what-we-say-today

Education Recovery Plan


Guidance for college leaders

Weekly webinars https://www.ascl.org.uk/professional-development/Team-ASCL-webinar



Coronavirus FAQs https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/advice/health-safety/coronavirus-guidance/coronavirus-faqs.html

Arrangements for Remote Teaching, Learning and Support https://www.nasuwt.org.uk/advice/health-safety/coronavirus-guidance/arrangements-for-remote-teaching-learning-support.html

BAME ED Network

Guidance for BAME Staff and their Employers




Well-Being Updates

Education Support Website Helpline - 0800 562561

Mind Charity - Coronavirus and wellbeing in learning [Mind]

Chartered College


Mental Health and wellbeing resources

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