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Guidance for Full Opening in September

On 2 July the Government released guidance for the full opening of schools from September, establishing a universal framework for school leaders to put in place protective measures whilst leaving a considerable amount of flexibility for judgments to be made at school level about how best for these to be implemented. The below guidance produced by KCC and The Education People in consultation with school leaders aims to assist and support leaders in implementing these measures as well as providing information and resources specific to schools and settings in Kent. The guidance will be issued in stages below as each element is developed.

Managing Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Childcare and Educational Settings

Guidance specifically for primary schools, relating to delivery of the curium in September with a Self-Evaluation Toolkit for a recovery curriculum.

Secondary Schools
Guidance specifically for secondary schools.

Special School
Guidance specifically for Special Schools and settings, including Specialist Resourced Provisions (SRPs) in mainstream schools.

Emotional Wellbeing
In-depth guidance and resources to support schools to make decisions on how best to support their community’s emotional wellbeing, as well as knowing what to do if a member of the school community requires extra support.

To inform schools about the work we are doing, identify where our plans will impact on your provision, identify actions you will need to take and outline the areas where we can work together.

Toolkit to assist Governing Bodies and Headteachers in reviewing their safeguarding arrangements.

Guidance for the governance of schools in relation to their full opening, including school operations, curriculum and assessment, accountability and contingency planning.

Operational Guidance
Relating to Health and Safety, social distancing, cleaning and catering.

Key Contacts

If you have further questions, please contact the relevant officer via the contact details below.

Area Education Officers

Senior Improvement Advisors


Secondary, Special and PRU’s:

Key links

Please find below links to other key government and useful external guidance.