Parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. Many parents working in these sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published guidance for schools about closing temporarily. It includes a range of FAQs which outline details on staffing and opening hours for schools. We expect more detailed guidance to be published soon and will update this article accordingly.
The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed it will use teacher assessments to provide calculated grades for pupils this year. The aim is to provide grades to students before the end of July. They will be “indistinguishable from those provided in other years”, and pupils will have a chance to resit an exam if they don’t think the grade is fair.
Managing your mental health is important during the COVID-19 crisis. We know that this will be a worrying time and you will be concerned about your role, income as well as supporting your pupils and wider school community.
We know that the Coronavirus pandemic will be a worrying time and you will be concerned about your role, income, family as well as supporting your pupils and wider school community. There will be a number of challenges faced across society over the coming months.
Some teachers might feel they do not want to attend school because of the risk of Coronavirus and potentially infecting family and friends. ACAS explains that employers should listen to any concerns staff may have. The organisation also explains that if an employee refuses to attend work, it could result in disciplinary action.
Today we are celebrating World Book Day and having a competition for school staff to win a £15 book voucher. As former teachers at Edapt, we enjoy reading a wide range of books and there can be no better gift than getting stuck into a good novel.
The Department for Education (DfE) explains that all schools, colleges and other education settings will be closed from Friday 20th March, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children. This year’s summer exam series and SATs tests will also not go ahead, with ministers pledging to work with the exams regulator “to ensure children get the qualifications that they need”.
We receive at least a few calls every week where a member of staff is seeking immediate support because of an incident in school but they are not a subscriber to Edapt or have access to support through a teaching trade union, or other service.