The UK government has stated that it may be in a position to begin the phased reopening of schools to get primary pupils back into school, in stages, beginning with reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from June 1st.
The government’s ambition is for all primary school children to return to school before the summer for a month if feasible.
The government also explains secondary schools and further education colleges should also prepare to begin some face to face contact with year 10 and 12 pupils who have key exams next year, in support of their continued remote, home learning.
In a FAQ document on the GOV.UK website it explains the next phase of measures will require the development of new safety standards to set out how physical spaces, including schools, can be adapted to operate safely.
We have also published our own article which summarises the latest guidance from the government on reopening schools.
What should I do if I am an Edapt subscriber?
Our focus is ensuring our subscribers are supported with the highest-quality employment advice and you can contact us if concerned about potentially returning to school.
We will continue to operate with a normal service throughout and you can contact us between 8am-7pm, Monday to Friday. Whilst our staff are no longer working from our offices, our staff are able to work remotely, and our systems remain fully operational.
We will continue to support all cases, including ongoing investigations, disciplinary and grievances. Will be able to support remotely where required. If you have a new issue that you require support with, you can contact us, or raise a case through your account.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious and need to talk to someone you can contact Education Support for 1-1 support and advice.