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 www.gov.uk

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

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



WEBINARS
We are currently hosting weekly webinars on coronavirus-related issues. Members can listen live on Wednesday mornings, or access recordings later. Topics so far have included:

  • Mental health and wellbeing for school leaders|28 May 
  • Planning ahead for secondary schools | 20 May
  • Planning ahead | 13 May
  • Vulnerable children and young people | 6 May
  • Centre assessed grading | 29 April
  • Mental health and wellbeing | 22 April
  • A curriculum for young people | 15 April
  • Finances, staffing issues, and pay and conditions | 08 April
  • Ongoing issues, qualifications and funding | 02 April



GUIDANCE
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



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



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

You may also be interested in Geoff Barton’s recent TES blogs:



ASCL CYMRU
Specific advice for members in Wales includes:



ASCL NORTHERN IRELAND
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).

 

 

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