The Government has recently announced that schools are due to close from Friday 21st March for most pupils, apart from the children of key workers and vulnerable children. The Sheffield Council are working with Schools to ensure that virtual learning will take place wherever possible and provide support to families who do not have access to a computer or the internet. Schools will put in place their own individual arrangements in setting work for pupils during the closure and will be in contact with parents to inform them of these. The council are also putting plans in place for children who receive free school meals and additional support at school.

Official Government Guidance for Schools, Childcare Providers, Colleges and Local Authorities

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Guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers

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DfE Proposals 

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced proposals to award students a calculated grade for their GCSEs, AS and A levels this summer, and to provide an exam option for those that wish it as soon as is reasonably possible after schools reopen. Click Here for more information.

Free Learning Resources from Twinkl

Sheffield based resource creator, Twinkl, has made all of its teaching and learning materials free for teachers, schools and parents to support learning at home. This provides free access to over 630,000 teaching and learning materials to support teachers, parents and carers as schools close or prepare to close as a result of the coronavirus. Click Here for more information.