We are aware that you will currently be drawing up plans to meet the expectations detailed in the newly updated Government guidance below:
Covid-19 Government Expectations for Secondary Schools from 15 June
This guidance advises that from 15 June 2020, secondary schools are able to offer face-to-face support for a quarter of the year 10 and 12 cohort at any one time. Alongside this provision, the government is asking secondary schools to:
- continue providing full-time provision for vulnerable pupils in all year groups (including year 10 and year 12)
- continue providing full-time provision for children of critical workers in all year groups (including year 10 and year 12)
- provide some face-to-face support to supplement the remote education of year 10 and year 12 pupils, with a clear expectation that remote education will continue to be the predominant form of education delivery for these year groups and that this should be of high quality
- continue to use best endeavours to support all other pupils remaining at home, making use of the available remote education support and ensuring a high quality offer
As your support provider, we are here to offer assistance in the integration of these plans with SIMS and Nova-T. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 0345 2226802.
Looking forward to September we would advise all schools to ensure that the end of year procedures are fully completed and would recommend that schools develop timetables as normal for the next academic year. In the event that we are still in a partial lockdown and social distancing is required, then the new timetable can be adapted to follow the current Government guidance but with the aim that the original school timetable will at some point of the academic year be applied fully to all year groups.