Actions for education and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020

(12/05/2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings.

(12/052020) Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education.

(24/04/2020) Data collections and services which will be cancelled for this academic or financial year

(20/04/2020) The Oak National Academy is due to launch today. It will provide a range of video lessons for both primary and secondary pupils in a range of subjects. There will be 180 lessons available each week.

More information about the Oak National Academy can be found at or the Academy’s Twitter @OakNational. The BBC’s home learning resources are available at

(16/04/2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for schools and other educational settings has been updated, originally issued March 20. It includes information about:

  • educational provision for vulnerable children and children of key workers
  • the closure of educational settings free school meals arrangements
  • the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels
  • travel guidance for educational settings
  • social distancing in education and childcare settings
  • financial support for schools
  • online education resources
  • school and college performance measures


(16/04/2020) The safeguarding responsibilities of governing boards during COVID-19

Following the publication of interim safeguarding guidance for the COVID-19 period which is relevant to all schools, NGA has produced an information sheet containing the key points for governing boards.

The important duties of governing boards set out in part 2 of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) to safeguard and promote the welfare of children continue even when schools and colleges are operating in a way that is fundamentally different to business as usual. The information sheet covers the ways the governing boards ensure this by maintaining contact with their school leaders and designated safeguarding leads, urgently approving revisions to policies and procedures which accurately reflect new arrangements and maintaining their oversight of safeguarding during the period when other non-urgent business has been put on hold. The information sheet also refers to a template annex to Child Protection policy produced by Browne Jacobson, the approved legal partner of NGA. The template covers all statutory obligations outlined in the interim guidance.

(07/04/2020) Resources for Parents

The Government has published a list of high-quality resources that parents and schools can consider to support education at home.

The list includes a wide range of resources for all ages that schools can consider using as part of their planned curriculum and will be updated over time.

Schools have already been drawing on existing resources and tools they are familiar with to support children to continue learning at home and should continue to do so.

(01/04/2020) Mental Health and well-being update

(01/04/2020) Ofsted rolling update