Latest education guidance

You can find the latest Coronavirus information on GOV.UK 

Back to school advice issued amid high levels of flu, COVID-19 and scarlet fever – As pupils and students return to school following the Christmas break, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is reminding people that winter illnesses continue to circulate at high levels.

Somerset children and young people - health and wellbeing

Somerset’s Children and Young People’s team in Public Health host a website to support schools, colleges, getset services, children’s centres and the wider children and young people’s workforce to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Somerset.

You can find useful information on the Healthy Somerset website.

Talking to children about COVID-19

We all realise how difficult it can be trying to talk to children and young people about global crises – how much to tell children, how and when to talk to them, and how we can feel prepared for challenging conversations.

Our Education Psychology Service has compiled a list of resources and useful websites that may help you.

Resources for home learning

Where children are not able to attend school, GOV.UK provides various online education resources to help with home learning. These may be useful alongside school resources and support.

Get help with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance on the devices and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online – Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

More information

COVID-19 vaccination: Resources for children and young people – Information for eligible children and young people on COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination: resources for schools and parents – Consent forms, leaflets and guidance for parents and schools.

Package of support for students who have to defer their studies – Details on a range of opportunities to gain new skills, undertake work placements, additional learning and career development support.

Don’t forget to also check your school website for updates or information.

Last reviewed: May 25, 2023 by Qi

Next review due: November 25, 2023

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