Posted: 2nd July 2020
Author: Kieran Brockerton-baker

SEND NEWSFLASH: September Opening Guidance

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Earlier today, the Secretary of State announced plans for the full re-opening of schools in September. Set out below is guidance that sets out the actions that various educational settings need to take to enable children and young people with SEND to return to full-time provisions.

  • Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings to support special schools, special post-16 institutions and other specialist education settings, such as hospital schools, to prepare for this;
  • Separate guidance explaining the action that mainstream settings need to take:

Schools are to continue to increase attendance for those in target year groups and those children and young people with EHC plans for the remainder of the summer term.

Out of school settings, providing childcare and short break or respite services will be able to open from 1 July and into the summer holidays. Guidance on this is at: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children’s social care services.