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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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Read the latest advice and guidance from Havering Education Services for your setting. Information is also linked to our regular updates. 

 

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Announcements

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Update: Monday 6th July 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/76783

This update includes further information regarding the Summer Holiday arrangements, Early Education and Childcare funding, Ofsted Autumn 2020 plans, NELFT resources, and PR & Sport premium.
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Update: Friday 3rd July 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/76745

This update includes further information regarding the Guidance for Full Opening from the Autumn Term, Coronavirus Webcast, and Parent/Carer information.
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Update: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/76695.

This update includes further information regarding Protective Measures for Out-Of-School Settings, Digital Devices for Vulnerable Children and Young People, and Public Health England Press Statement.
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Update: Wednesday 1st July 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/76638

This update includes information about Education Based Provision, Early Years Provision and School Meals.
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Update: Tuesday 30th June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/76584.

This update includes further information regarding Resources to Support SEND Learners, DfE Webinars for Schools and College Staff, and Teacher Appraisals.
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Update: Monday 29th June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/76527

This update includes further information regarding HR advice, COVID-19 Summer Food Fund, and Education Support.
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Update: Thursday 25th June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/76432

This update includes further information regarding Safe Working and Protective Measures, Mental Health Training and Support, and School funding.
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Update: Monday 22nd June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/76251

This update includes further information regarding Opening over the Summer Holidays, Catch Up Programmes, Critical Workers, Free School Meals – Summer Holiday, Early Years Transition, and Lap-top Procurement Options.
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Update: Tuesday 16th June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/76031

This update includes further information regarding the Wider Opening of Schools, and Outbreak Management in Education Settings.
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Update: Thursday 11th June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/75855.

This update includes further information regarding Wider Opening of Schools and Early Years Settings, Outbreak Management in Education Settings, and Copyright Licensing.
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Update: Monday 8th June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/75723.

This update includes further information regarding Safe Working in Education and Childcare Setting including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Prioritising Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children, and EYFS Transition.
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Update: Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/75510.

This update includes further information regarding Changes to School Exclusion Process, Early Help Transition Support, and School Reopening Letter for Parents with Limited English.
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Update: Monday 1st June 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/75395.

This update includes specific guidance for all education settings on how an incident will be managed involving a suspected or confirmed case of Coronavirus affecting an education setting in Havering. This is an interim arrangement while national guidance is awaited, and operational from 1st June 2020.
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Update: Friday 29th May 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/75295.

This update includes further information regarding Supporting Children and Young People with SEND, Preparing for the Wider Opening of Early Years and Childcare Settings, Safe Working in Education and Childcare Settings (including PPE), Recording Attendance, and Providing Free School Meals.
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Update: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/75140.

This update includes further information regarding Preparing for the Wider Opening of Early Years and Childcare Settings from 1 June, Guidance for Secondary School Provision from 15 June 2020, and the Department for Education Explanatory Note on SAGE.
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Update: Friday 22nd May 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/75091.

This update includes further information regarding Safe Working in Education and Childcare Settings - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Parent/Carer Letter from the Local Authority.
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Update: Thursday 21st May 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/75045.

This update includes further information regarding Early Years Providers Funding For Summer Term 2020; Guidance for Educational Settings – Symptoms; Safeguarding in Schools, Colleges and Other Providers; Health Inequalities, Ethnicity and COVID-19 in London; and Travel Advice for Schools.
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Update: Thursday 14th May 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/74720

This update includes information regarding the Re-opening of Schools and Early Years Providers, H&S Risk Assessments, and HR Guidance.
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Update: Wednesday 13th May 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/74671

This update includes information regarding Actions for Education and Childcare Settings to Prepare for Wider Opening and a Return to School Planner.
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Update: Tuesday 12th May 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/74615

This update includes information about Re-opening of Schools and Early Years Providers, Implementing Protective Measures in Education and Childcare Settings, Actions for Education and Childcare Settings to Prepare for Wider Opening, Covid-19 Secure Guidance, Coronavirus Outbreak FAQs, Information for Parents and Carers, and Covid-19 Testing.
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Update: Friday 1st May 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/74288

This update includes information about SEND Code of Practice & EHCP Guidance, Re-opening of Schools and Early Years Providers. There is a new dedicated COVID-19 information area on the HES portal.
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Update: Wednesday 29th April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/74190

This update includes information about COVID-19 Testing, HES Home Learning Resources, Resources to Support SEND Learners, and Application of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
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Update: Tuesday 28th April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/74129

This update includes the expansion of testing to include essential workers with symptoms and people who live with essential workers and have symptoms.
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Update: Monday 27th April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/74078

This update includes Year 6/7 Transition, Digital Devices for Vulnerable Children and Young People, Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework, and Using Clusters and Hubs to Maintain Educational Provision.
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Update: Friday 24th April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73987

This update includes new Bereavement Guidance, CAMHS Resources, Finance Guidance, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Temporarily Extending 2 year old Free Early Education Entitlements Eligibility, Updated Early Years Guidance, and VotesforSchools.

This update also includes a letter from the Secretary of State for Education, and an announcement from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
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Update: Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73847

This update includes information about Reducing Burdens on Educational and Care Settings, Temporary Extension of Free School Meals Eligibility, and SEND Risk Assessment.
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Update: Monday 20th April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73751

This update includes information about Supporting Online Learning for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Young People, Financial Support for Education and Childcare Organisations, Data Collection on Early Years and Childcare Provision, Early Years and Childcare Closures, SEND Risk Assessment, and Cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A-Levels in 2020.
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Update: Thursday 16th April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73670

This update includes information about Emergency Help for the Vulnerable, Primary National Offer Day, Admission Appeals, Resources to Support SEN Learners, COVID-19 Book for Children, Advice for Parents during Coronavirus, School and College Accountability, Initial Teacher Training, and Havering Sports Collective.
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Update: Thursday 9th April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73532

This update includes information about Primary National Offer Day, Online Educational Resources, Exceptional Costs, Guidance for Educational Settings, Implementing Social Distancing, and Temporary Closing.
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Update: Monday 6th April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73375

This update includes information about Urgent PPE – Visors, School Meals, Attendance Recording, and Arrangements for Awarding GCSE’s, AS & A Levels in Summer 2020.
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Update: Friday 3rd April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73279

This update includes information about Educational Based Provision, Coronavirus Guidance on Vulnerable Children and Young People, Guidance on Early Years and Childcare Closures, and Risk Assessments.
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Update: Thursday 2nd April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73251

This update includes information about NQTs, Paediatric First Aid in the EYFS, Suspension of Training Courses/Visits and Personal Protective Equipment.
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Update: Wednesday 1st April 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73187

This update includes information Emergency Help for the Vulnerable, Early Years Funding, SEND Equipment Servicing and Remote Learning.
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Update: Tuesday 31st March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73120

This update includes information about Educational Based Provision & Easter Holiday, School Meals, Children & Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing, and Resources to Support SEND Learners.
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Update: Monday 30th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73052

This update includes information about Safeguarding, Eye Equipment, Staffing, Critical Workers & Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
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Update: Friday 27th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/73009

This update includes information about Mental Health and Wellbeing, Family Services Directory, Early Years Funding and Business Support & Sports Clubs
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Update: Thursday 26th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/72944

This update includes information about Easter Holidays, Attendance Reporting and Home Learning.
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Update: Wednesday 25th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/72881

This update includes information about Early Years and Childcare Provider Business Support, Educational Based Provision, Attendance Recording, Implementing Social Distancing in Education and Childcare Settings, Safeguarding, and Home Learning.
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Update: Tuesday 24th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/72816

This update includes information about Educational Based Provision (following yesterday’s PM announcement), Attendance Recording, School Meals, and Emergency & Out of Hours Contacts.
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Update: Monday 23rd March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/72785

This update includes information about Education Based Provision, Early Years Provision and School Meals
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Update: Friday 20th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/72707

This update includes information about last night's announcement regarding Key Workers.
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Update: Thursday 19th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/72679

This update includes information following the announcement last night regarding school closures.
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Update: Wednesday 18th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://hes.org.uk/Article/72557

This update includes information about Attendance Coding, Closures & School Meals.
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Update: Tuesday 17th March 2020

Read the latest update here: http://www.hes.org.uk/Article/72500
This update includes information about Education Based Provision, Early Years Provision and School Meals.
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