Covid-19 Policy and Addendums

The Covid-19 policy (and addendums) listed below are the current approved generic versions.  Any sections highlighted in yellow are setting specific.  For the setting’s own version, please visit their website.  To view, simply click on the link below:

Changes to Admission Appeals Process due to Coronavirus

HR Policy for the Schools’ Closure Period

Safeguarding and CP Policy 2019 – Covid-19 Addendum May 2020

Safeguarding and CP Policy – Covid-19 Addendum April 2020

Societas Attendance policy – Covid-19 Appendix

Societas Reset and Recovery Policy – 1 August 2020

 

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Notices to temporarily remove or relax statutory requirements in education and childcare

The Government recognises that during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, flexibility will be needed in education and childcare settings, and for local authorities and health commissioning bodies. The Secretary of State for Education has previously issued notices, under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to temporarily remove or relax specified statutory requirements (and provisions in academy arrangements). The most recent notices were issued on 28 May 2020. The specified period in which those notices applied was from 1 June 2020 to 30 June 2020.

The Secretary of State for Education has reviewed the notices and decided to issue new notices with the same effect (applying from 1 July 2020 to 31 July 2020) to:

  • disapply offences for non-attendance in schools so that parents will not be penalised if their child does not attend school.
  • modify pupil registration requirements so that a child is not to be registered as a pupil at a school merely because education is provided for them at the school on a temporary basis for reasons connected with the coronavirus outbreak.
  • disapply the duty on Ofsted to undertake routine inspections of state-funded schools within prescribed intervals. Duties on other bodies to provide a statement of action and relating to the inspection of collective worship and denominational education are also disapplied.
  • modify the duty on local authorities and health commissioning bodies to secure or arrange the special educational and health provision specified in education, health and care (EHC) plans, so that they can discharge this duty by using ‘reasonable endeavours’.

The Government will continuously review whether these notices are an appropriate and proportionate action in all the circumstances relating to the incidence or transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Further notices may be made as a result.