School closures and front line worker information

Last updated on 9 June, 11am

Advice for schools and parents: Front line workers

Government guidance is available for parents regarding school arrangements for children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response (front line workers).

Parents are advised if at all possible to keep their children at home and not to send them to school during this period. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

Opening educational settings to more pupils from 1 June: latest government guidance for parents and carers

Latest government guidance is available for parents and carers to help prepare for the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges from 1 June.

Warwickshire County Council have produced this short video, which explains to children who may be returning to school in the next few weeks what they can expect.

Free School Meals voucher scheme

The UK government has launched a voucher scheme for children eligible for free school meals. 

Schools can provide every eligible child with a weekly shopping voucher worth £15 to spend at participating supermarkets while schools are closed due to coronavirus.

If your child is eligible, please contact your school, or find out more using the link below:

Status of schools across Nottinghamshire

We advise you to contact your child's school directly to find out about current arrangements and advice on home schooling during the current period.

Please note that school information is subject to change at short notice given that staff numbers at schools could change from one day to the next. You can also view a list of Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] regarding child care/school arrangements for children cared-for by front line workers during this period.

Support for homeschooling: BBC bitesize

For everyone who is currently homeschooling their children, BBC Bitesize Daily has now launched its daily lessons online for all ages: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Schools supporting children, families and communities: Pulling Together Notts

Teachers and school staff across Nottinghamshire are doing some great work in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), with many going the extra mile to help children, parents and local communities.

Find out more about what's happening across the county: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/pullingtogethernotts

Further advice 

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