Phased wider opening of schools, colleges and nurseries – from 1st June

We have set out plans for schools, colleges and early years settings across England to potentially open from 1st June.

Four pieces of guidance have been published to support you to plan:

More guidance will be published in coming days and weeks and existing guidance will be updated. All documents will be published here.

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Thank a Teacher Day – 20th May

School leaders, teachers and support staff have been asked to go to great lengths to help this country step up to tackle coronavirus, thank you.

We are supporting Thank a Teacher Day on 20th May to make sure everyone working in schools and education settings is recognised for the huge contribution they have made.

Join us as we celebrate everyone making a difference in education, not only now, during these unprecedented times, but every day of the year.

Find out how to get involved.

The Thank a Teacher campaign is being led by the Teaching Awards Trust, in partnership with the DfE.

Support for Parents

We understand this is a challenging time for parents too, many of whom are now supporting their children’s learning at home or may have questions about their children potentially returning to school.

We have developed the following guidance and resources for parents to support them at this time:

  • Q&A which answers key questions parents may have

Please do share these with parents if helpful.