COVID-19 DfE Updates

The Chairs of Educate Norfolk are working closely with the Local Authority

The Chairs of Educate Norfolk (Sarah Shirras, Jess Balado and Jim Adams) are meeting with Sara Tough, Chris Snudden and Phil Watson from Norfolk Children’s Services on a daily basis.

The aim is to ensure that all school leaders have clear direction and are able to act in confidence, knowing that we are all following the same advice and procedures. This will be based on direction from central government and Public Health England as well as the DfE; we wanted to ensure that all school leaders in Norfolk felt supported through what will inevitably be a challenging time, please contact us if there is anything you would like raised. 


Current government guidance for educational settings (regularly updated) 

Guidance and advice about COVID-19 in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students.

Guidance on the actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June

Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1st June

Planning guide for Primary schools opening from 1st June

Planning guide for Secondary schools from 1st June

Closure of educational settings - information for parents and carers

Supporting Children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening  

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings 

List of key workers who can access schools or educational settings

Recording attendance after the wider reopening of schools from 1 June 2020

Providing free school meals 

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection 


Keep up to date with the latest news, current advice and guidance on Covid-19. Please visit our Covid-19 update and resources tabs under News and Events where you can find latest information, links to helpful resources, websites, template letters and contacts

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SEND Transformation Strategy

02 Jul 2019

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