[Withdrawn] Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak (2023)

  1. We’ve updated the guidance to reflect new public health guidance tracing close contacts, isolation and when someone has symptoms or a positive test.

  2. Updated to reflect the end of the asymptomatic testing programme. Reference made to UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) guidance on contact tracing and isolation which comes into effect from Thursday 24 February 2022.

  3. Updated ‘Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak’ to align with today's Plan B announcement. We have also clarified the information on children under 5 years who are identified as close contacts and isolation expectations in boarding schools.

  4. Updated guidance in line with the UKHSA announcement about confirmatory PCR tests and clarifying that children can return to school after day 7 if they've had two negative LFD tests.

  5. Updated the face coverings section of the schools operational guidance to include the use of face coverings in classrooms for year 7 and above.

  6. Updated to reflect that daily rapid testing is now recommended for contacts of COVID-19.

  7. Following the Prime Ministers announcement on 8 December 2021, we have updated guidance on tracing close contacts and isolation, ventilation, asymptomatic testing, mandatory certification, recommendation to work from home if you can and clinically extremely vulnerable children and adults.

  8. Converted to HTML to improve accessibility. Added clarification on the use of face visors and face shields by those who are exempt from wearing face coverings and what guidance children and staff must follow when travelling to England from abroad.

  9. Updated guidance on contact tracing and isolation, travel and quarantine, face coverings and vaccination of under 18 year olds to reflect new measures announced on 27 November 2021.

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  10. We have updated the guidance on asymptomatic testing and accountability arrangements for this academic year. We’ve also updated the advice around clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and staff and added information on the vaccination of 12 to 17 year olds.

  11. Updated information on CO2 monitors in the 'Control measures: Keep occupied spaces well ventilated' section.

  12. We have made updates to the 'tracing close contacts and isolation’, 'face coverings', 'stepping measures up and down’ and ‘travel and quarantine’ sections.

  13. We have updated the schools COVID-19 operational guidance to reflect that we moved to Step 4 on 19 July. This includes removing the section on ‘contact tracing until Step 4’, the ‘Schools COVID-19 operational guidance (applies until Step 4)’ and ‘Annex A: health and safety risk assessment’. We have also updated sections on clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) children and CEV staff.

  14. Updated to clarify that, from 19 July, government is removing the requirement to wear face coverings in law but expects and recommends that they are worn in enclosed and crowded spaces where you may come into contact with people you don't normally meet. This includes public transport and dedicated transport to school or college.

  15. We have added operational guidance for schools which applies at Step 4. This guidance removes restrictions such as keeping children in consistent groups (bubbles) and wearing face coverings in classrooms and communal areas and on dedicated school transport. It also includes information about updating your outbreak management plan and what to do when an individual in your school tests positive for COVID-19. From 16 August 2021, children under the age of 18 years old will no longer be required to self-isolate if they are contacted by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact.

  16. We have converted the guidance to HTML and moved some of the paragraphs within the attendance section around to make it easier to read. We have not changed any of the guidance from the update on 10 May.

  17. We have updated our guidance in line with Step 3 of the roadmap, including information on face coverings, attendance, pupils travelling to the UK from abroad, educational visits, wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity, music, dance and drama, pupil wellbeing and state-funded school inspection. We have also added further guidance on domestic residential educational visits and a section on transitional, taster and open days.

  18. Updated 'Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance'.

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  19. Guidance updated to reflect the DHSC announcement that a confirmatory PCR test is required following a positive LFD test result in England.

  20. We have updated the information in the operational guidance on Test and Trace support payments, the expectations for clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and staff, educational visits, wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity, physical activity in schools and inspections. We have also added guidance on year 11 to 13 exam cohort attendance and provision for the 2021 summer term.

  21. We have converted the schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance to HTML to make it more accessible. It does not contain any changes to policy.

  22. Updated operational guidance on face coverings and on safety for transport users.

  23. Removed the guidance 'Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools (applies until 8 March)' as no longer applies.

  24. Added the 'Schools coronavirus (COVID-19) operational guidance' which explains the actions schools will need to take from 8 March. Removed 'What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)' as this information is now in the operational guidance.

  25. Updated ‘Introduction’ section to reflect correct position for early years provision over half-term and 'Remote education' section to reflect a duty for schools to publish their remote education offer on their websites by 12 February.

  26. Updated with latest changes to: system of controls, attendance, recruitment, free schools meals, estates, wraparound care, physical activity in schools, remote education, catch up, assessment and accountability, and exams.

  27. Updated 'Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools' to clarify that supply teachers and other temporary staff can assist in delivering remote education as well as face to face education to pupils who continue to attend school.

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  28. Added guidance for schools on restricting attendance and other actions to be followed during the national lockdown.

  29. Updated information on staff who are pregnant.

  30. Updated tier 4 guidance for use of face coverings, clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and staff, wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity and physical activity in schools.

  31. Updated the 'Remote education expectations' section with the requirement for schools to publish their remote education offer on their website from January 2021, and added a link to a template that schools can use to meet this expectation.

  32. Action list: updated self isolation information to 10 days from the day after contact with the individual tested positive (from 14 days).

  33. Updated sections on 'Assessment and accountability', 'Contingency planning for remote education' (with a link to the contingency framework) and 'Self-isolation and shielding'.

  34. Updated to reflect the local restriction tiers.

  35. Updated guidance to reflect the local restriction tiers.

  36. Updated to reflect New National Restrictions guidance.

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  37. Updated 'What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)' document to clarify that contacting the helpline is not mandatory - reporting confirmed cases can be done using the attendance form.

  38. Updated information on Prevention, Other considerations (system of controls), Response to any infection, Pupils travelling from abroad, Attendance, Workforce, Safeguarding, School uniform, Wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity, Behaviour expectations, Hospital schools and Contingency planning for outbreaks.

  39. Updated section on remote education expectations and support.

  40. Updated the section on managing confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  41. Added updated version of 'What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)'.

  42. Added 'What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms ofcoronavirus (COVID-19)'.

  43. Updated guidance to reflect the actions schools need to take before the start of the autumn term - the changes are described within the document and cover the use of face coverings in schools.

  44. Updated 'Remote education support' in 'Section 5: Contingency planning for outbreaks'.

  45. Guidance updated to provide more advice and clarity on some aspects of the return to school in the autumn.

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  46. First published.


How did the Department of Education do this to respond to the Covid crisis in the Philippines? ›

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) implemented distance learning modalities to ensure learning continuity. DepEd, however, recognizes the challenges in delivering alternative learning modalities to 27.7 million basic education students.

What is an out of school setting? ›

Out of School Setting is any institution providing tuition, training, instruction or activities to children aged under 18 in England without their parents' or carers' supervision that is not a school, college, 16-19 academy, early years provider (for children under 8) or registered childcare provider; and otherwise ...

Can I take my child to school if I have Covid? ›

Your child should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either: have a high temperature. do not feel well enough to go to school, college or childcare, or do their normal activities.

How has COVID-19 changed the education system? ›

Corona-induced severe disruption the world over shut an unprecedented 1.4 billion students out of their pre-primary, primary and secondary schools in more than 190 countries. Schools were closed and children were confined to their houses.

What has been the impact of Covid on education? ›

Despite vast speculation about learning loss as a consequence of COVID-19 and the associated disruptions to schooling, we found no significant negative effects on student achievement growth, on average.

What is an out-of-school? ›

—The term ''out-of- school youth'' means— (A) an eligible youth who is a school dropout; or (B) an eligible youth who has received a secondary school diploma or its equivalent but is basic skills deficient, unemployed, or underemployed.

Can a school withdraw a place? ›

Can an offer of a place be withdrawn? Yes. Once an offer of a school place has been made (1 March for secondary schools) it may be withdrawn in certain circumstances such as: Failing to respond to an offer within a reasonable time.

What activities can take place in the school? ›

Popular activities include sports, scouts, art, theater, music, and community service. Many children also join school-affiliated organizations (like student council), competitive academic clubs (like Model U.N. or math club), and affinity groups that help connect kids with shared identities.

Can a child be signed off school with anxiety? ›

If your child is unable to go to school because of a mental health condition, such as severe anxiety, let the school know in writing, rather than just keeping them at home. A GP's note may help in such cases.

What reasons can you take your child out of school? ›

Ill health is the leading cause of absence from school, as are appointments with doctors or dentists. Though considered as a legitimate reason for the health and safety of all, the school can ask for medical certificates for any absence of more than a week, and proof of a medical appointment.

Can I keep my child off school due to the heat? ›

Schools face the same rules as normal workplaces - there is a minimum temperature but there's no maximum temperature. But - and it is a big but - schools are responsible for the day-to-day health and safety when your child is on the care of the school staff, including school trips and clubs.

What are the problems faced by students during lockdown? ›

Students have been affected psychologically by school closures, lack of equipment to participate in courses, being unable to access online materials from home and being unable to leave home for a long time (Apriyanti, 2020).

What are the challenges of students in this pandemic? ›

The top three challenges mentioned by the learners were (1) financial concerns due to unemployment, (2) internet connection and gadget problems, and (3) being away from their families. Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, some of their parents became unemployed.

What are the challenges faced by school students in India during the COVID-19 lockdown? ›

Fear of spread of the COVID-19, disciplinary lockdown, and delay in getting back to the normal routine of education centers is affecting the academic performance of the students, as they are facing difficulties to cope up with the new mode of learning.

How has the pandemic affected children's education? ›

Schools are likely still working to address the loss of instructional time and drops in student achievement due to pandemic-related school disruptions. Further, many children with special education plans experienced missed or delayed services and loss of instructional time during the pandemic.

How did Covid affect high school students? ›

Expectations for behavior and academic performance are known and familiar. When schools closed earlier this month students lost this structure and routine. Many were sent home with packets of assignments to complete but it is up to them to decide when and in what order they will do the assignments.

What are the struggles of students in New normal education? ›

New Normal Learning Challenges

Access: Struggling to engage in online learning, those with no stable internet access and resources risk being left behind. Cost: Students who can adapt to this setup find it cheaper due to the lower cost of transport, arrangement, and the total cost of school-based learning.

What's the best excuse to get out of school? ›

  • I got lost. Truth be told, this one cannot fail if you are a new student. ...
  • There was a flood in our street. ...
  • Our car broke down/got stolen. ...
  • We had a competition in our club. ...
  • We're going on a family vacation. ...
  • We had a family emergency. ...
  • I had to go to the dentist. ...
  • My baby brother/sister needed help with their Zoom.
28 Dec 2020

What does me stand for in school? ›

ME stands for Moral Education (school subject)

What is withdraw in education? ›

An official withdrawal occurs when you, as an enrolled student, decide you must drop all classes and leave the University in a given term after the term begins.

What does Withdrawn school mean? ›

Related Definitions

Withdrawn student means any student who ceases instruction in a school prior to graduation.

What is withdrawal in a classroom? ›

Withdrawal is a form of intervention in which learners are typically removed from the mainstream classroom either for 1:1 or for small group work. With learners of EAL, withdrawal is often used to develop learners' skills in English or to build knowledge in a particular curriculum subject area.

What students can do to improve school? ›

20 Ways Students Can Improve Schools
  1. Identify An Adult Ally In School. ...
  2. Have A Real Conversation With A Teacher. ...
  3. Propose A Student-Adult Partnership Program In Your School. ...
  4. Lead Other Students In Taking Action. ...
  5. Have A Mixer. ...
  6. Meet With School Leaders. ...
  7. Support Non-Tokenized Meetings. ...
  8. Hang Out At School.
2 Feb 2015

What are the 5 learning activities? ›

  • Content Focus (and Interaction) Whether the learning outcomes for a session or module include declarative or functioning knowledge, almost all of them will be supported in some way by the presentation of information to students. ...
  • Interactivity (with Others) Focus. ...
  • Critical Thinking. ...
  • Production. ...
  • Problem Solving. ...
  • Reflection.

What are three things you could build into your school day to help students learn about each other's emotions? ›

Here are 38 simple ways to integrate social-emotional learning activities in your classroom every day.
  • Start each day with an emotions check-in. ...
  • Use emojis to help kids identify their emotions. ...
  • Use story time for teachable moments. ...
  • Do lots of partner activities. ...
  • Teach kids how to work in a group. ...
  • Use an SEL curriculum.
17 Oct 2022

Can I remove my child from school due to mental health? ›

Schools are advised to use code I to record illness and guidance is clear that schools should authorise absence due to illness (both physical and mental health related) unless they have genuine cause for concern about the veracity of an illness.

How many Unauthorised absences are allowed from school before a fine? ›

Unauthorised absence

In all cases a warning notice will first be issued. Following the warning notice, if a pupil has twenty unauthorised sessions of absence, a penalty notice will be issued.

Is it okay to stay home from school because of anxiety? ›

Generally, children should only stay home from school for fever (at least 100.4° F), vomiting, or a few other reasons. It's important for anxious children and teens to learn that they can persevere and do what they need to do even when experiencing physical anxiety, just as adults must in their own jobs.

How many days off is 70 attendance? ›

How many days does it take to complete 70% attendance? To my knowledge you have 188 days of school plus or minus by School District.

Can I take my child out of school for 1 day? ›

A. No. It is not parents` right to take their children out of school for a holiday. By law, the power for leave to be granted for an annual holiday is discretionary.

What is an Authorised absence from school? ›

Authorised Absence

Where a pupil is absent due to sickness and is genuinely unable to attend school, then the school, after being informed, may authorise a child's absence. It is important that you phone the school or come into the office if your child is going to be absent at the start of the day.

What temperature should kids not go out in? ›

Preventing frostbite and hypothermia

In general, playing outside in temperatures or wind chills below -15° Fahrenheit should be avoided. At these temperatures, exposed skin begins to freeze within minutes. Several thin layers will help keep kids warm and dry.

Can school send you home if it's too hot? ›

There is no rule that states that schools must close in extreme weather. Schools are treated the same as workplaces where there is no maximum temperature threshold at which they must shut. However, the government's Health and Safety Executive states that temperatures in places of work must be "reasonable".

What temperature should a child not go to school? ›

Any temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit (38° Centigrade) is a fever, and children shouldn't go to school with fevers. Not only are fevers a sign of some sort of infection, it also usually means that they are shedding germs right and left.

What should the government do to further improve the quality of Philippine education? ›

There should be reforms in teacher certification, hiring, distribution and promotion of teachers. Continuing professional development should be made available to teachers. Priority should be given to developing large pool of early childhood educators.

What are the actions that help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and promote the common good? ›

The following actions help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as other coronaviruses and influenza.
  • Wear a face mask in public indoor spaces.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Socialize outdoors.
  • Get vaccinated and boosted as soon as you are eligible.

What is the current education system in the Philippines? ›

In the Philippines, a thirteen-year education is mandatory by law. These thirteen years run from kindergarten up to grade 12, also known as the K-12 programme. After which, students have the option of whether to pursue higher education or not.

How can we solve the problems to make an educational system better? ›

Put classroom-running and curriculum-building decisions in the hands of the community.
  1. Acknowledge and address overcrowding. ...
  2. Make funding schools a priority. ...
  3. Address the school-to-prison pipeline. ...
  4. Raise standards for teachers. ...
  5. Put classroom-running and curriculum-building decisions in the hands of the community.
7 Apr 2019

How can government schools improve education system? ›

Assess students in a variety of ways and develop strategies for improving the level of student achievement.
  1. The selection of teacher.
  2. Focused Professional development (Empowering teachers).
  3. Cultural competence and culturally responsive).
  4. More Work load on teacher.
  5. Improves the attendance of teaching staffs.
8 Mar 2018

What changes should be done in education system? ›

Here are 7 immediate changes needed in the Indian education system:
  • Rote learning. ...
  • Evaluation system. ...
  • Equal respect to all the subjects. ...
  • Better training of educators. ...
  • Introduction of technology. ...
  • Personalize education. ...
  • Teach them the purpose of education.
9 Aug 2019

What should we improve in education system? ›

Teacher training

Proper training does not only explain that the teachers are updated with the changes of time but it also develops the country's education system. Well-trained and skilled teachers can teach the students in a proper manner.

What is the most effective way to increase the quality of education in our country? ›

Advocate and Spread Awareness. The only way in which we could increase the number of students getting their education is to advocate for them. We have to raise awareness about the importance and significance of education.

What are some examples of actions that promote common good? ›

The following list includes an example of common good activities that'll appeal to almost anyone.
  • Read with kids in their classrooms to promote literacy.
  • Tutor kids in specific subject areas so they can succeed in the classroom.
  • Encourage parents to support their child's efforts at school.
19 Apr 2021

What are 5 ways to prevent the spread of disease? ›

Create Prevention Packs: Keep illness prevention items, such as face masks, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves and disinfecting wipes, in one centralized spot at home. Also keep additional kits in easy-to-reach areas like the center console of your vehicle or inside your purse or backpack for when you're on the go.

What are the best practices in this time of pandemic? ›

Wash your hands with an alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer. Do not touch your nose, mouth, or your eyes. Try to stay 6 feet apart from others.

What is the biggest problem facing our educational system today in the Philippines? ›

Social divide – There is no fair learning access in the country. Lack of resources – Large-scale shortfalls in classrooms, teachers, and other tools to sustain sound learning also make up a big issue.

What are the main issues in education system? ›

10 Major Challenges Facing Public Schools
  • Classroom Size.
  • Poverty.
  • Family Factors.
  • Technology.
  • Bullying.
  • Student Attitudes and Behaviors.
  • No Child Left Behind.
  • Parent Involvement.
18 May 2022

How pandemic affect education in the Philippines? ›

The Philippines is one of the five countries in the world that have not started in-person classes since the pandemic began, affecting the right to learn of more than 27 million Filipino students.


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