Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information for Parents, Carers, Learners and Staff

September Full Re-opening Plan and Risk Assessment, please read through these two documents and provide feedback via the link within the plan before 1st August 2020

September Full re-opening plan (click here to view)

September Full re-opening risk assessment (click here to view)

Letters to Parents, Carers and Learners:

13 July 2020 - Letter to parents regarding full reopening plan and risk assessment (click here to view)

10 July 2020 - 15th June Partial re-opening survey and feedback - (click here to view)

19 June 2020 - Letter to parents, carers, learners and staff - First week back after Covid-19 Shutdown (click here to view)

11 June 2020 - Letter to parents and carers - LDE UTC response re George Floyd Incident (click here to view)

10 June 2020  - 15th June partial re-opening plan (click here to view)

10 June 2020 - 15th June partial re-opening risk assessment (click here to view)

03 June 2020 - Letter to parents and carers - Wider Reopening of LDE UTC update and survey (click here to view)

22 May 2020 - Letter to learners, parents, carers and staff - LDE UTC Plan to re-open following government's directive (click here to view)

18 May 2020 - Letter to parents and carers - College Re-opening (click here to view)

11 May 2020 - Letter to parents in response to Prime Minister's speech on schools reopening  (click here to view)

27 April 2020 - Letter to parents and carers - Summer Term update (click here to view)

03 April 2020 -  Letter to parents and learners - OFQUAL announcement on awarding examination grades for GCSE and GCE exams this summer (click here to view)

03 April 2020 - Letter to learners, parents, carers and staff - End of term celebrations and general updates (click here to view)

03 April 2020 - (Free School Meal parents only) Letter regarding National FSM voucher scheme (click here to view)

02 April 2020 -   (Newham website for parents and Carers) Newham Covid-19 Service Updates for Families (click here to view)

20 March 2020 - (Key workers letter) Letter regarding arrangements after 20th March 2020 (click here to view)

20 March 2020 - (No longer relevant, see more recent letters) (Free School Meal parents only) Letter regarding Free School Meals after 20th March 2020 (click here to view)

19 March 2020College closure notice after 20th March 2020 (click here to view)

13 March 2020 - (No longer relevant, see more recent letters) Update on COVID-19 (click here to view)

Guidance and further information:

NOTICES: We continue to take advice from Public Health England & Gov.UK. Latest guidance.

Updated guidance on what parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Resources for students receiving their GCSE, AS and A level qualifications this summer
Ofqual has published resources for students receiving their qualifications this summer. These resources include a student guide to post-16 qualification results that provides students with additional information to help them understand how their results have been awarded, what to expect on results day, and the options available to them if they are unhappy with their result.

Ofqual has also published a student guide to appeals and malpractice or maladministration complaints in summer 2020. This information will help students understand if they have a reason to make an appeal or a complaint about malpractice or maladministration, including concerns about bias or discrimination.

The exam results helpline available from 12 to 28 August
The exam results helpline, delivered by the National Careers Service, will be available from 12 to 28 August to provide additional support to students and their parents as they receive their exam results. Callers to the helpline will have direct access to experienced careers advisers who can advise on the different options available to them including T levels, A levels, GCSEs, BTECs, apprenticeships and other vocational options. Support will also be available on topics such as clearing, university, gap years and the autumn 2020 exam series.

Phone: 0800 100 900

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am to 10pm

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Department for Education coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours:

8am to 6pm – Monday to Friday
10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.

Updated handwashing advice
It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides.

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 
The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene. E-Bug has published posters on hand hygiene, and covering coughs and sneezes, to display in bathrooms, classrooms and shared spaces.

The hand and respiratory hygiene posters and other educational resources can be found here:

https://e-bug.eu