Support for Schools and Education Settings

The Department for Education COVID-19 guidance for educational settings

 Schools are currently closed except for:

  • the most vulnerable children (those who have assigned social workers)
  • children of key workers (including NHS staff, police and delivery drivers)
  • children with particular health or learning needs (those with EHCPs)

Information about actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June can be found here

Supporting guidance on protective measures which should be implemented in education settings is here  

 A confirmed list of key workers can be found here

Further measures include:

As a former teacher as well as being the local MP, I fully support the work being done by teachers and support staff in all education settings in Brentwood and Ongar. This is a huge challenge for all involved and the Education Secretary has not taken this decision lightly. However, it has become clear that we must limit social interaction even more than we are currently doing in order to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure our NHS continues to have the capacity to treat the most unwell.

Guidance for parents and carers is available here

Details of online education resources can be found here

Essex County Council has updated its coronavirus website with the latest news on school closures in the county here.

 

 

 

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