22nd May 2020
Remote education during the coronavirus outbreak
We have been working with schools to develop guidance for remote education based on the current experiences and practices of teachers and school leaders.
Guidance on remote education practice for schools during the coronavirus outbreak can be found here:
Guidance for schools on supporting pupils’ wellbeing and providing pastoral care can be found here:
Updated guidance for schools on adapting teaching practice for remote education can be found here:
Guidance on adapting teaching practice for remote education at a special needs secondary schools can be found here:
Updated guidance on safeguarding procedures when teaching remotely can be found here:
Case studies on remote education during the coronavirus outbreak
We have published additional case studies providing examples of remote education practice during the coronavirus outbreak. These case studies have been gathered by consulting with schools and academies across England and are based on the current experiences and practices of teachers and school leaders.
The case studies can be found here:
Updated poster providing guidance on hygiene in educational settings
Public Health England has published an updated poster that provides guidance on hygiene in educational settings.
The poster can be found here:
Guidance for schools on reporting on pupil performance
We have updated our guidance for schools on writing statutory end of year reports for parents. This guidance has been updated to support teachers to prepare annual reports for parents following the cancellation of the 2019 to 2020 national curriculum assessments and the partial closure of schools due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The guidance for headteachers on reporting to parents on pupil performance can be found here:
The guidance for schools on reporting to parents at the end of key stages 1 and 2 can be found here:
Educational setting status form
From 1 June 2020 at the earliest, we are asking primary schools to welcome back children in nursery, Reception, year 1 and year 6, alongside priority groups.
At this point, schools should resume taking the attendance register. We will provide further guidance shortly on how to record attendance in the register during this time.
At the same time, we will be launching an updated educational setting status form. The updated form will ask settings to provide information about staff and pupil numbers, reasons for absence, educational provision being made for the children attending, and free school meals. Your data is a vital part of the government’s response and will be used by government to support decision making.
Thank you to the volunteers who participated in our user research and provided feedback on the educational setting status form. The current online form can be found here: