Information for schools about COVID-19

Guidance for schools and other educational settings on GOV.UK

DfE coronavirus helpline for education related enquiries

0800 046 8687 - 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

dfe.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

School staff zone newsletters with COVID-19 updates

We are sending regular e-newsletters to keep schools up to date with government advice and local information.

Here are all the newsletters that have been sent since 17 March

Monday 15 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • We Rise Together
  • Youth Focused Communication on Covid-19 3rd edition produced by the H&F Youth Council
  • Summer Term 2020 – NQT Update
  • Letter to Heads - Update on Track and Trace
  • First Aid During COVID 19

Monday 15 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • We Rise Together
  • Youth Focused Communication on Covid-19 3rd edition produced by the H&F Youth Council
  • Summer Term 2020 – NQT Update
  • Letter to Heads - Update on Track and Trace
  • First Aid During COVID 19

Wednesday 10 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Critical Incident and Policy Development
    • Book 1 Critical Incident Guide
    • Book 2 Information for Headteachers
    • Book 3 Coming back to school
  • School Health and Safety SLA guidance
  • LGBQT Free Webinars June 2020
  • DFE allows a “grace period” for introducing the new RSE curriculum
  • Staying Safe in Schools when they reopen
    • COVID-19 Checklist for LBHF Schools
    • Contact tracing letter to Headteachers
    • Staying safe in schools when they reopen – Guidance

Monday 8 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • LA education briefing document – 4 June 2020
  • Critical Incident and Policy Development
    • Book 3 - Coming back to school guidance
  • Music Hub SLA Clinic for Headteachers
  • Prevent Education Officer Newsletter – May 2020
    • George Floyd resources
    • COVID-19 appendix on-line safety

Monday 01 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • LA education briefing document – 26 May 2020
  • Secondment Opportunity – Thames Federation
  • Changed Music Hub SLA for Schools
  • Raising Awareness on Domestic Servitude
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) update

Wednesday 20 May 22020 all schools newsletter

  • LA Education briefing document 19 May 2020
  • Staff wellbeing survey template - coversheet
  • Secretary of State for Education’s statement on coronavirus
  • Agreed Syllabus Conference

Monday 18 May 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Updated school contact list May 2020
  • QA session with National Prevent Co-ordinator
  • Back to school preparing for a potential phased reopening of schools' webinar
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) – Guidance and Findings 
  • Simple science activities to do at home and the latest Imperial news on COVID-19 – Imperial College

Wednesday 13 May 2020 all schools newsletter

  • New science activities to do at home – Imperial College
  • Building Resilience – Returning to School Programme
  • Guidance issued by the DfE on 2 May 2020 re schools (Education and childcare settings) re-opening
  • LA Education Briefing Document – COVID 19

Monday 4 May 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Reducing the Burden on Educational Settings
  • Founders 4 Schools – Free Career Masterclass
  • Support for Schools from Music Hub
  • Updated DfE Guidance on School Closures and updated LGA Employment Law FAQ’s
  • Tutors Green – Additional Tutor and LSA Support to All Schools from LBHF approved agency
  • PEO Newsletter – April 2020
  • Resources from Principal Educational Psychologist

Wednesday 29 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • H&F Education Team Update on COVID-19 coversheet
  • GOV.UK guidance for educational settings coversheet

Monday 27 April 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Open letter from Secretary of State
  • Inner London Borough 0-19 Children`s Services
  • County Lines Information for Parents and Carers
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Guidance from LGA and the NHS
  • Parks commissions of school's use of borough's parks
  • DfE temporary extension of eligibility for free school meals

22 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • New Science Activities at Home
  • Safeguarding in Schools – Newsletter Briefing April 2020
  • Active School Hero
  • COVID19 Safeguarding in Schools Document. Version 2 coversheet
  • Youth Focused Communication on COVID-19; produced by the H&F Youth Council – 2nd editio
  •  Staying Safe in Schools
  • Checking Temperatures / PPE Reordering

20 April 2020 all schools newsletter 

  • School admissions appeals 2020
  • Notfication regarding GCSE and A-Level results 2020
  • Parks commissions of school's use of borough's parks

15 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • School funding: exceptional costs associated with coronavirus for period March to July 2020 coversheet

14 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Parent-Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support 
  • Update on free school meals
  • COVID-19 Guidance for schools and other educational settings 
  • Easter education hubs - LBHF weekly briefing

6 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • FREE Staff Assistance Programme access
  • Stephen Lawrence Day – resources for children and young people

3 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Minister Ford’s Open Letter 
  • Safeguarding during Covid-19 - Version 1
  • Coronavirus: Central West BCU Local Update 16

1 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • National Voucher Scheme for Free School Meals
  • Youth Focused Communication on COVID-19; produced by the H&F Youth Council
  • Free Audible Stories coversheet
  • Open Letter from Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP – Secretary of State coversheet
  • Coronavirus: safeguarding in schools – Govt. guidance coversheet
  • Coronavirus: Central West BCU Local Update 15

30 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Update from the SEND Service for parents and carers on arrangements in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hammersmith & Fulham.
  • COVID-19 - Car Parking for Key Workers in Hammersmith & Fulham
  • GOV.UK updated guidance for schools about temporarily closing
  • GOV.UK updated guidance on safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

25 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Staying safe in schools - guidance for teachers and students
  • Governing in challenging circumstances business continuity and holding virtual meetings
  • Important Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank Notice
  • Open letter to SEND Sector
  • Workplace First Aid Online Training Course

23 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Daily email message from DfE (sent 22 March 2020)
  • School Health Teams referral form
  • H&F Foodbank update
  • Postponement of 2020 UK Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor Elections

20 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Letter from Cllr Larry Culhane
  • Letter from minister of education to education sector
  • A message from BCU Commander, Chief Superintendent Helen Harper from the Metropolitan Police and local update
  • DfE information regarding the cancellation of 2019-20 national assessments
  • Free School Meals pupils – letter from H&F to Head Teachers
  • Council Contracted School Meals – Interserve and Caterlink
  • Postponement of the 2020 UK Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor Elections

18 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Council Leader's letter to Headteachers
  • DfE guidance on recording pupil absence (Covid19)
  • NQT update
  • Update on The Invention Rooms and our community engagement activities

17 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • New social distancing measures
  • Guidance for people who have to self isolate
  • Ofsted inspection activity

See list of all school staff zone newsletters

 

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