Keeping schools safe during the COVID-19 outbreak:
monitoring priorities for governing boards
Updated 4 January 2022
Department for Education (DfE) operational guidance for schools and the accompanying contingency framework explain the actions school leaders should take to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. The guidance has been updated in line with upweighted (plan B) control measures.
This information sheet:
- summarises the current control measures in place in schools (in response to updated DfE guidance)
- describes the monitoring priorities that NGA recommends governing boards focus on
- provides example questions to ask of executive leaders
Governing boards should assure themselves that their school or trust plans have been updated to reflect recent changes to DfE guidance. Our information sheet describes key areas of focus for governing boards to structure their discussions around.