Latest government updates on the coronavirus response and education

The government has updated its guidance on actions for schools during the coronavirus update.

The latest update includes guidance on the fact that vulnerable children must be going to schools unless they have a medical reason not to.

The Department for Education has pulled together resources for home education. Bradford Council has also put its own version together. Schools will be providing pupils with learning.

DfE resource list.

Bradford Council resource list.

In addition, to support the hard work of schools in delivering remote education, the Oak National Academy launch on April 20. Created by teachers, with government grant funding, it will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10. 

This is free and open access. It may be particularly useful to mention this to any families with children not on roll at school. 

The BBC has also launched its own education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and some of the best teachers – helping to keep children learning and supporting parents.

Obviously, accessing these services is dependent on online access. So, the Education Secretary has announced that vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across the country will receive free laptops. The detail on how the scheme will work has not yet been confirmed.

 


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Published: 21/04/2020
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Contact: Rebecca Smith

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