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Updated 15 April 2020

Local authority information and updates

Transitions SENCO Guide

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Icon for pdf Annual reviews - advice for Educational Settings [46.74KB]

Icon for pdf EP Service Communication to schools [199.81KB]

Icon for pdf Educational Psychology Service Schools Covid-19 related Critical Incident Support April 2020 [367.82KB]

Icon for word COVID 19 SENCO checklist [60.76KB]

Resources from the Plymouth Educational Psychology Service team to support you and your families

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Employment and Training

School Transition Planning

Icon for pdf Covid-19 Enhanced Transitions Planning for Year 6 To Year 7 for September 2020 [239.8KB]

Icon for pdf Return to Schools Booklet for Social, Emotional, Mental Health and Wellbeing [1.15MB]

Icon for powerpoint COVID-19 Transitionppt(ceev) [3.58MB]

Useful resources

National guidance

SEND legislative changes

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COVID-19: guidance for schools and other educational settings

This guidance covers children: supported by the child social care system with education health and care (EHC) plans in alternative provision (AP) settings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance

This document provides guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations.

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

This guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers. It is intended for use in situations where the extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. This includes the extremely clinically vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities, either for the elderly or persons with special needs.

COVID-19: school closures: This guidance is for schools in England including:

  • Academies and local authority maintained schools
  • free schools
  • alternative provision schools
  • pupil referral units
  • special schools
  • independent schools.

It sets out the principles central government would like all schools to follow

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak: Guidance for local authorities, early years settings and childminders about childcare provision following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Isolation guidance for residential educational settings: This guidance is to support the management of children and young people living in:

  • children's homes
  • residential special schools and colleges
  • other further education (FE) providers with residential accommodation
  • mainstream boarding schools
  • university halls of residence

COVID-19: free school meals guidance

Guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals arrangements during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

COVID-19: guidance on vulnerable children and young people

COVID-19: cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020

This guidance aims to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings: Follow this advice if you are a member of staff or student in an educational setting and you are: overseas, planning to travel in the UK, planning to travel overseas

COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses: Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Attendance recording

School Governance

Education Minister's open letter

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General information

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