Department for Education Covid-19 guidance for schools
The Department for Education (DfE) has recently updated its guidance to include a very helpful Q&A section. The update provides detail on meeting regular financial commitments, staff deployment, supply teachers and contingent workers. It has links to all recently published guidance including the guidance on paying suppliers to ensure service continuity during and after the current emergency.
The updated guidance is available at:
Public Health update
The aim of this article is to make sure that you have the latest up-to-date information as the material on Covid-19 has been constantly changing.
Covid-19 is mainly passed on by person-to-person spread between people who are in close contact with one another, and by droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread through contact with a surface or object that has the virus on it. Cleaning helps minimise the spread of the virus.
Fortunately, normal cleaning methods do kill this virus. Cleaners and caretakers play an important role in keeping people in their buildings protected, and are on the frontline in the battle to keep pupils and staff, and particularly the most vulnerable safe. The links to the cleaning guidance and a cleaning poster are:
Staff and pupil information
If staff, young people or children become unwell on site with a new continuous cough or a high temperature they should be sent home immediately to self-isolate for seven days. The household members of the individual who has the symptoms need to self-isolate for 14 days. Other staff members in the school do not need to self-isolate. Staff just need to wash their hands for 20 seconds. The links to the guidance for educational settings and a poster are:
If school staff would like further reassurance or support, please contact Marie McLoughlin.
Marie McLoughlin, Consultant – Children and Health Protection, Public Health
Contact: Tel: 020 8937 6214 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parenting Support - Spring term 2020 programme
Please see attached the spring term 2020 programme for Parenting Support.
DfE Information: interactive post-16 school census tool
Below is information issued by the DfE regarding the post-16 school census
Information: interactive post-16 school census tool
We have updated our post-16 interactive tool to support the return of accurate post-16 school census data. Some institutions risk not getting the funding they should because of inaccurate data.
The tool will help you understand:
how your data is used to calculate your post-16 funding
how common data errors affect your funding
We have updated some parts of the tool to reflect changes in the condition of funding from September 2019 and the inclusion of advanced maths into the large programme uplift. There are also updates to reflect collection of previous academic year data relating to:
planned learning hours
planned employability, enrichment and pastoral hours
maths/English GCSE prior attainment
We have added two new condition of funding flowcharts, in static and Interactive formats, to help you understand the policy.
Business managers and staff responsible for preparing and submitting the autumn school census return will find it useful.
A suite of ESFA funding reports will be available in COLLECT when the autumn census opens in October. They will show you how your data looks in relation to our post-16 funding calculations.
We strongly advise institutions to use these reports to help quality assure census returns.
The tool is in an Excel workbook. Please make sure that macros are enabled so that the workbook functions properly.
If you have any questions, please use our online enquiry form.
Brent Out-of-School Settings’ Newsletter #2
Dear Out-of-School Setting Manager,
Please find attached, Issue No.2 of the Brent Out-of-School Settings’ Newsletter.
I hope that you will find this newsletter useful and engage with me to improve it going forward. Feel free to forward it to your colleagues.
If you have any suggestions or comments I would love to hear from you.
Out of School Settings Project Coordinator
020 8937 1452