COVID-19: DfE ‘Implementing Social Distancing in Education and Childcare Settings’ Guidance

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On the 24th March, the DfE released guidance for school staff and those continuing to deliver educational provision around how they can limit the spread of coronavirus and implement social distancing.

The guidance defines the criteria concerning vulnerable children and critical workers, as well as outlining what staff with underlying health conditions should be doing. Essential advice on the measures that schools should take to lower the risk of contracting coronavirus and ensuring children and staff are kept safe is also explained.

In this video update, The National College will discuss the recently published guidance, what this means for education settings and how they can implement a joint approach towards social distancing alongside parents and pupils themselves.

Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the current climate and in light of ongoing government policy review, please continue to check the latest DfE guidance on COVID-19 here.

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Thanks this is a brilliant and clear way of presenting the information l need for working with young students, their friends, peers, families and carers.

I look forward to my second seminar
Denise Robertson, TA - Kettlebrook Pupil Referral Unit

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Social Distancing in a School

A simple review of DFE advice.
Richard Stroud - The Forest High School


Very informative, reiterating government and medical guidelines to ensure the safety of our students in the educational setting.
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Claire Rymill, Teaching Assistant - Selly Oak Trust School

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Julie Buckley, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

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Clear and concise

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Mandy Lillis, Teacher - Selly Oak Trust School

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The person read what we needed to hear so we can implement it in school.
Andrea Stanforth - Redgate Primary Academy

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KERRY CLARKE, Staff - Tuxford Primary Academy

Implementing Social Distancing

It was good to hear again what steps must be taken on our return to school.
Victor Timberlake - Tuxford Academy

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Anne Ashley - Retford Oaks Academy

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Tandy L'enfant - The Holgate Academy

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Claire Sanford - The Holgate Academy

COVID-19: DfE 'Implementing Social Distancing in Education and ChildCare Settings' Guidance.

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Charmaine Maguire - Hertswood Academy


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Frank Nichol - Tuxford Academy

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