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)
|Please do not save versions of these documents locally - always check this page for the latest version.|
Added 26 August 2021
|Notification and Test & Trace Process - SEND Transport||Added 25 September 2020 v1|
|Covid-19 related pupil absence - A reference guide for parents and school / setting staff (as of 1 April 2021)||Updated 1 April 2021 v3|
Public Health England template letters:
|Updated 20 January 2021|
|Letter to parents from North Yorkshire's Director of Public Health||Added 12 March 2021|
|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.
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.
|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
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.
Guidance on lateral flow devices and testing is here.
|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 includes FAQs and guidance around Covid specific issues.
|CATERING AND CLEANING|
|Catering risk assessment - UPDATED 27/1/21||Catering risk assessment|
|Cleaning risk assessment - ADDED 27/1/21||Cleaning risk assessment|
|Contact: NYES Facilities Service Area Team Manager|
|COMMUNICATIONS - CYPS Covid-19 UPDATES|
7 January 2021 - schools, early years and further education settings
|COMMUNITY AND EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES|
Mental Health Toolkit - ADDED 9/12/2020
School staff wellbeing during Covid - ADDED 9/12/2020
Mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people - ADDED 9/12/2020
|EARLY YEARS SETTINGS|
This guidance should be read in conjunction with:
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 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
|Contact: Schools Finance|
|HEALTH AND SAFETY|
Early years providers - Risk Assessment - UPDATED 29/1/21
|Risk assessment - Word|
|Schools Risk Assessment - UPDATED 28/05/2021||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||
Feedback from HSE Spot checks - ADDED 11/2/21
|Managing a full or partial school closure - UPDATED 8/1/21||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
|LFD testing risk assessments - ADDED 28/1/21|
|Sports Days, Transitions, etc. ADDED 22/06/2021||Guidance for Schools|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org (01609 797167 or 07967 469790) and inform the CYPS Director’s Office, via Marion Sadler at email@example.com.
In the event of a staff death, please notify Stuart Carlton, Corporate Director, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should then be contacted by a member of the EPS (Educational Psychology Service) to identify what support may be required.
|PHSE, Wellbeing and Healthy Schools News||January Newsletter|
|HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT|
|School Transport guidance - UPDATED 4/3/2021||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 - UPDATED 21/1/21||NYSCP COVID19 - School Child Protection Policy Addendum|
|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|
|School Improvement Service updates - ADDED 8/1/2021||Available on the Covid-19 school improvement page|
|Governance||Guidance on governance during Covid-19 period|
|Contact: Named Senior Education Adviser|
|VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE|
Page last updated on: 26 August 2021