Yesterday, the DFE provided updated guidance for Schools and Education Providers regarding end of term arrangements.
The DFE has recommended that ‘where possible’, Education Providers were to consider closing for pupils on Thursday 17th December. It is proposed that Friday 18th December is to be taken as an additional INSET day for all staff to work from home.
It is advised that this will support with Public Health and the management of Contact Tracing and will provide Headteacher’s with a Christmas break start date of the 24th December. This will leave school leaders with a potential 6 day period, to support the NHS in the management of this pandemic.
For any further information required, please access the following website: GOV.UK / Department for Education / End of term planning
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