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Model Risk Assessment for Workforce COVID-19 Testing in Primary (inc. Nursery) Schools

SENT FROM GARETH DRAWMER, HEAD OF ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING Dear Colleagues, To support you with the introduction of lateral flow testing for all staff in primary (including school-based nurseries and maintained nurseries) we have developed the attached generic risk assessment, should this be useful.  This is based on the information provided through the webinars and […]

NGA – Reducing the impact of partial school closures on disadvantaged pupils

Updated 7 January 2021 Despite the best efforts of schools to provide continuity of education for all pupils, there is no doubt that disadvantaged pupils and their families will experience greater challenges than most of their peers. NGA-COVID-Disadvantaged-Impact-update-07012021 This information sheet covers: continuity of free school meals catch-up premium: allocation, use of and scrutiny assessing strategic priorities in light […]

NGA Providing Remote Education Guidance

Remote education: safeguarding, expectations, support and monitoring Updated 15 January 2021  This information sheet has been updated to reflect the latest DfE guidance. We’ve included additional advice and support for monitoring your school’s remote education provision and outlined the DfE’s minimum expectations. Use this information to build an understanding of what schools are expected to provide and […]

Extended Flexible Furlough Scheme

Sent on behalf of Buckinghamshire HR Department The extended flexible furlough scheme, (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)), is open until the end of April 2021. The scheme changes now make it possible for schools to claim a grant while allowing employees to continue to work part-time. Schools may only claim the grant for privately funded […]

Lunch parcels provided by Chartwells

SENT FROM GARETH DRAWMER, HEAD OF ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING Dear Colleagues, I am sure you will have seen in the adverse publicity regarding the free school lunch parcels provided by a company called Chartwells. If you use Chartwells as a catering supplier and have been providing lunch parcels to your free school meal pupils not […]

Unredeemed Helping Hand Winter Grant vouchers

SENT FROM GARETH DRAWMER, HEAD OF ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your support for the Helping Hand Winter Grant scheme and for the efficient way that schools across the county enabled us to send vouchers to eligible pupils and their families quickly and effectively over the last week of term. Your work […]

DfE Educational Status Form

Sent to all HTs  SENT ON BEHALF OF GARETH DRAWMER, HEAD OF ACHIEVEMENT AND LEARNING Dear Colleagues, As I am sure you are aware, the DfE has updated their educational status form and it is now live, it can be found here. At the local authority we receive the data from the form on a […]