07th October 2020
The Confederation of School Trusts (CST) and The Trust Network have been advocating hard on behalf of school trusts and is offering guidance and advice on operational issues surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Barker have produced guidance notes and hosted some webinars on this subject. Our next session is on;
Oct 8th Web Discussion 'Back to School 2020 - The challenges faced and lessons learnt for Estates and Facilities Management'
Getting Back to School Safely - Your Reoccupation Checklist
Some other key items are highlighted below.
The DfE has updated its guidance for schools
Regional Schools Commissioners decision-making in 2020
DfE has published a document setting out how the Regional Schools Commissioners will make decisions during academic year 2020/21, in the absence of any data from summer 2020 tests, assessments and exams.
Public Health Guidance to Support Autumn Exams
DfE has updated the Public health guidance to support autumn exams to include:
High needs - amended benchmarking tool
DfE has published an amended high needs benchmarking tool. This tool is intended to help local authorities to assess their own level of need, spend and pattern of provision against those of neighbouring local authorities (both geographically and statistically) and national trends. It may also be a useful tool for schools and trusts to support discussions with local authorities about their patterns of expenditure and future plans.