Coronavirus: essential information 

The government’s guidance and advice about coronavirus (Covid-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students can all be found on

ASCL has also produced an extensive, and growing, range of guidance to support members in dealing with this unprecedented situation.

Our FAQs for school and college leaders are updated daily. They cover a wide range of issues, under the following headings:

From 4 September, and on the first Monday of each month, our specialist policy team provides monthly updates for ASCL members via the Team ASCL webinars. The most recent recording can be viewed here

Between April and July 2020 we hosted weekly webinars on coronavirus-related issues, including mental health and wellbeing, planning ahead, and financial, legal and staffing concerns. 

The ASCL specialist team have produced a number of guidance papers to support members on key issues.

Planning, finance and risk assessment Remote learning and assessment Safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing Employment

In addition to the above, we have worked with colleagues in NAHT and NEU to produce the following joint guidance:

Our press releases relating to this situation can be found under News.

You may also be interested in Geoff Barton’s weekly TES blogs.
Specific advice for members in Wales includes:

Emerging principles and guidance regarding teacher professional judgements for summer 2020 in Northern Ireland 

ASCL NI Briefing paper for Education Committee, NI Assembly 3 June 2020 

Further specific advice for members in Northern Ireland is available here (scroll down to 'Pastoral Care, Teaching and Learning).

Regular briefing videos from 4 September 2020 by Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary, updating school and college leaders with the latest information regarding Coronavirus.


Daily briefing videos from 19 March to 1 September ca be viewed here

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