This section is for all educational settings including;
Early Years private, voluntary and independent settings
Maintained, academy, free and independent schools
Further education colleges
Please follow the links below to ensure that any contact with the Local Authority is to the relevant department.
|REPORTING A CASE?|
DfE helpline: 0800 046 8687: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday and Sunday)
NYCC: 01609 780 780, select Option 3 (8am - 5.30pm including weekends)
Yorkshire and Humber Health Protection Team: 0113 386 0300 (9-5 Mon-Fri) or 0151 909 1219 (out of hours)
If you wish to notify us of a SINGLE positive case and have already identified any individuals who are contacts of this case you can use this form
|Please do not save versions of these documents locally - always check this page for the latest version.|
|Updated 18 September 2020 v10|
|Updated 18 September 2020 v10|
|Notification and Test & Trace Process - SEND Transport||Added 25 September 2020 v1|
|Issued 18 September 2020 v1|
|Issued 18 September 2020 v1|
|Covid-19 related pupil absence - A reference guide for parents and school / setting staff (as of 16th September 2020)||Issued 18 September 2020 v1|
Public Health England template letters:
|Added 25 September 2020|
|Update regarding Scarborough cases||Added 13 November 2020|
|RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND SETTINGS TO USE TO PUBLICISE PROCESSES|
Please find below resources that will support your communications to students around Covid-19 and measures to prevent the spread of infection.
These resources include posters that can be placed around your facility or given directly to students. There is also a small video that highlights the pressure that students are under and a scenario that may put students in a position of wanting to relax the restrictions, this would be great to show during presentations to students, on your own social media channels and through other means.
If there is any other content that you require to support your communications, please contact us and our marketing department can support you with this.
|Video||Coming to my party??|
Department for Education Coronavirus general helpline
DfE launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education and social care.
Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
North Yorkshire Local Authority - general queries
Parents/Carers – please contact your educational provider. If your query is in regard to critical worker provision please email us at the address below, including details of your contact details, educational setting, days required and or any issues you with to raise.
Early Years providers – please read the information at the links below. For further queries beyond this please contact us via email.
Schools - please read the information at the links below. For further queries beyond this please contact us via email or through your Senior Education Adviser.
This email address will be monitored on weekends. Please note that as office cover has been reduced to a minimum, you should send your query by email to the above address. A response will be sent as soon as possible as the inbox is regularly monitored.
|DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION GUIDANCE FOR EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE|
Links to all DfE guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/education-and-childcare
Making an order for additional Coronavirus test kits - An online portal is now live for schools and further education (FE) providers to order additional coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits if they have run out, or are running out, of their initial 10 kits supplied for use in line with DfE guidance.
Updated government guidance: guidance on safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings for staff visiting families in their own homes. This has also been updated for staff who have been in close contact with a symptomatic person who subsequently test positive even if the staff member wore PPE.
|PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND|
|Resources for schools https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/schools-/resources/|
Reporting attendance - DfE guidance
|Contact: Attendance Officer or Early Help|
|BEHAVIOUR & EXCLUSIONS|
Behaviour and Exclusion update 2 - At the start of June, the DfE released additional guidance on School Exclusions, primarily concerned with temporary adjustments to timescales for meetings. We’ve pulled together the key information from the DfE in this second Behaviour and Exclusions bulletin and have included some additional guidance and a few answers to some recent questions from school leaders across the county.
|CATERING AND CLEANING|
|Catering risk assessment - ADDED 4/9/2020||Catering risk assessment|
|Contact: NYES Facilities Service Area Team Manager|
|COMMUNICATIONS - CYPS Covid-19 UPDATES|
Links to CYPS Covid Updates:
|COMMUNITY AND EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES|
|Links to helpful links and resources|
|EARLY YEARS SETTINGS|
DfE published guidance on 4 November on how the new national restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 impact early years settings.
This guidance should be read in conjunction with:
Early years foundation stage statutory (EYFS) disapplications
The DfE updated the early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework disapplications guidance on 11th November to clarify:
The date for extensions of paediatric first aid certificates is currently under review and will be confirmed shortly.
The DfE guidance to support education providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be accessed using the links below:
You must tell Ofsted if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at your nursery, childminder business or other day care. You should also tell Ofsted if you have to close your setting as a result. Updated 11 November 2020
Please find below FAQs from Foundation Years regarding the second national lockdown
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
This document answers the FAQs from the early years sector on the national lockdown. These answers have been checked with the Department for Education (DfE) and cover:
See also Finance, Health & Safety and School Improvement (FAQ document) sections below
Appendix 2 EYFS Apps and websites Appendix 2
Please access latest guidance as well as resources for early years providers to use in setting and with parents at Foundation Years website’s COVID-19 Resources Hub.
|Early Years Funding
|HEALTH AND SAFETY|
|Early years providers - Risk Assessment - ADDED 16/7/20||Risk assessment - Word|
|Schools Risk Assessment - UPDATED 15/10/2020||Risk assessment - Word|
Physical Education During pandemic – new 16/10/2020
Music, Dance, Drama during pandemic – new 16/10/2020
|Individual Risk Assessments|
|Health & Safety Executive Inspections - ADDED 11/9/2020||HSE document|
|Managing a full or partial school closure||Guidance document from NYCC Health and Safety Advisers on managing a full or partial school closure|
|Production of PPE by schools||
It is CLEAPSS advice that schools should NOT go into production of PPE / other items unless this has been through either the government procurement website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-from-business or the arrangement put together by the Design and Technology Association (DATA). CLEAPSS have worked with DATA who have been working with a number of agencies to put in place quality assurance measures and distribution logistics. To access the DATA arrangements visit the 3DCrowd site: https://www.3dcrowd.uk/ where there is an option to sign up as a volunteer.
Use of Emollients in schools - guidance for schools and parents
ADDED - 13 November 2020
|Contact: Named Health and Safety Adviser|
|HEALTH AND WELLBEING|
Bereavement and the Coronavirus
When an incident occurs, it is important that schools and settings let the LA know as soon as possible, using the usual channels.
In the event of a child death, contact the Child Death Overview Panel, at email@example.com (01609 797167 or 07967 469790) and inform the CYPS Director’s Office, via Marion Sadler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event of a staff death, please notify Stuart Carlton, Corporate Director, directly at email@example.com.
You should then be contacted by a member of the EPS (Educational Psychology Service) to identify what support may be required.
|HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT|
|School Transport guidance - ADDED 1/9/2020||Guidance|
Contact: Named School HR Adviser
|REMOTE AND/OR ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES|
|Hidden Harm - powerpoint presentation for School Designated Safeguarding Leads - UPDATED 2/7/20|
|Safeguarding FAQs||North Yorkshire Safeguarding Guidance FAQs and for Vulnerable Learners not attending school - updated 29 April 2020|
|Covid-19 School Child Protection Policy Addendum||NYSCP COVID19 - School Child Protection Policy Addendum 30.3.20|
|Guidance for Safer Working Practice||Guidance for Safer Working Practice - Covid addendum April 2020|
|Contact: Early Help Consultant|
|North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership website|
|Worried About a Child page - www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/about-us/worried-about-a-child/|
|Coronavirus page - www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/coronavirus/|
|Children & Young People Do you need some help page - https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/children-young-people/|
|Parent & Carers Parent info page - https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/parents-carers/parent-info/|
|SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT SERVICE|
|Handling books safely|
|Governance||Guidance on governance during Covid-19 period|
The School Improvement Team have produced a number of scenarios to support schools with their opening in September. This work has been completed collaboratively with headteachers and Senior Education Advisers and in consultation with professional associations. It is worth noting that the work was completed before the DfE guidance was released. However, we hope that schools find aspects of the documents useful when planning for their wider reopening. The documents are for information only and do not constitute guidance, as the National direction is for full opening in September. - ADDED 10/7/2020
|Frequently Asked Questions - UPDATED 11/9/2020||FAQ document|
One Minute Guides: ADDED 26/11/2020
Christmas in Schools
|Contact: Named Senior Education Adviser|
|SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES|
|VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE|
Page last updated on: 13 November 2020