At KNP we’ve been supporting many schools, academies and trusts with educational and PPE / safety materials throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The close relationships we’ve established within education mean we’ve continued to keep up to date with the latest government guidance. And our new dedicated “Schools Express Print & Deliver” service increases our level of support. This service guarantees next day delivery on printed materials when ordered by midday.
From primary schools through to further and higher education, establishments are doing all they can to prepare for a full return in September. But should that situation change, and alternative plans need to be put into action, Section 5 of the latest government guidance highlights two key areas:
- the requirement for contingency plans for potential new outbreaks
- the need to provide remote educational support
Additionally, all schools must have completed their own documented Risk Assessment, of which both these requirements form part.
The specific detail within Section 5 of the latest government guidance is set out below:
Contingency plans for outbreaks
For individuals, or groups of self-isolating pupils, remote education plans should be in place. For any pupils who cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19), these plans should meet the same expectations as if they were attending school.
In the event of a local outbreak, Public Health England or local authorities, may advise a school or schools to close temporarily to help control transmission. A contingency plan is needed for this eventuality. This may involve returning to a situation where schools remain open only for vulnerable children and children of critical workers, whilst providing the same standard of remote education for all other pupils.
Remote education support
Schools are expected to consider how they can continue to improve the quality of their existing offer. And by the end of September have a strong contingency plan in place for remote education provision. This planning will be particularly important to support a scenario in which the logistical challenges of remote provision are greatest. For example where large numbers of pupils are required to remain at home.
In developing these contingency plans, the government expect schools to:
- use a curriculum that allows access to high-quality online and offline resources and teaching videos, and that is linked to the school’s curriculum expectations
- provide access to high quality remote educational resources
- select the online tools that will be consistently used across the school in order to allow interaction, assessment and feedback. And make sure all staff are trained in their use
- provide printed resources, such as textbooks and workbooks, for pupils who do not have suitable online access
- recognise that younger pupils, and some pupils with SEND, may not be able to access remote education without adult support. And work with families to deliver a broad and ambitious curriculum.
For the full section 5 detail, visit the government website
How can Schools Express Print & Deliver help?
Since lockdown began, widespread comment amongst parents shared how many struggled to home school through remote learning. A major factor being limited technology within the home. Parents would have much preferred, and found it easier, to use printed materials to help with their child’s home schooling.
Together with the latest guidance making the provision of print resources for pupils a government requirement, Schools Express Print & Deliver can play a positive role in both the planning and provision of remote education support.
Our dedicated service for education establishments can help alleviate some of the pressure schools currently face by forming part of a risk assessed contingency plan. By incorporating our service, schools will make things easier for themselves, knowing everything is in place for the provision of home-schooling, ahead of any potential lockdown that impacts them.
We can provide all necessary printed materials including:
- exercise / work books
- weekly wall planners
- tips for pupils
- advice for parents
These can be our standard materials with your own school crest or your own designs. Each one can even be personalised for each student should you wish.
Guaranteed next day delivery
Whatever your requirements, if you provide us with the approved artwork prior to midday, we guarantee you’ll receive your items the following day. Such a responsive turnaround provides you with peace of mind that. So in the unfortunate situation where your contingency plan is put into action, you can act swiftly to ensure a pupil’s learning is uninterrupted.
This unique and unrivalled service will allow you to support your pupils as well as you possibly can. We‘d welcome being able to support you in helping achieve this.
Please contact the team if you’d like to discuss this further. We’re here to help.