Reopening Schools Toolkit

The Reopening Schools Toolkit is made up of reports, advice and resources to support school leaders as they prepare for the phased, safe opening of schools when lockdown measures are gradually lifted.

Star Academies has consulted some of the country’s leading education experts to create a collection of high-quality resources that will support headteachers as they take decisions to support the wellbeing of their communities.

Leaders are grappling with multiple considerations as they prepare to reopen their schools safely for their children and staff. The strategies contained within the toolkit are not prescriptive; some will suit individual schools more than others. Every school has its own unique context and there is no ‘one-size’ solution. The Toolkit may not answer every question that leaders ask but it provides a starting point for schools to commence their planning. It offers prompts to aid leaders’ thinking on difficult issues such as the practical management of social distancing and hygiene routines as well as thoughts about the organisation of learning. It can be revisited as leaders adjust their plans during the national journey towards ‘normality’.

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THE TOOLKIT: RELEASE 4 – PREPARING FOR JANUARY 2021 OPENING

REOPENING RISK ASSESSMENTS JANUARY 2021

Template operational risk assessment for school reopening

Template health and safety risk assessment

LATERAL FLOW TESTING

COVID-19 LATERAL FLOW TESTING QUALITY PLAN

A toolkit to support leaders as they to deliver mass lateral flow testing

Appendix A1 Template: School COVID-19 testing team

Appendix A2 Quality checklist (before first testing commences / if new team members join /if new testing base established)

Appendix A3 Quality checklist (to be completed daily)

Appendix B1 School test assistant / swabber competency assessment

Appendix B2 School processor competency assessment

Appendix B3 School results recorder competency assessment

Appendix C1 Template COVID-19 test register

Appendix D1 COVID-19 risk assessment: school based asymptomatic testing

THE TOOLKIT: RELEASE 3 – PREPARING FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 OPENING

Staying connected: reflections and lessons learned in summer term 2020

A toolkit to support leaders as they reopen schools

Template operational risk assessment for school reopening

Template health and safety risk assessment

Template school reopening plan

September reopening school case studies

The toolkit: release 2 – preparing for summer term 2020 opening

Guidance for transition arrangements

Guidance for behaviour management

Guidance on determining staff availability

Template equality impact assessment (pupils and staff)

Template health risk assessments (pupils and staff)

Template safeguarding risk assessment (vulnerable pupils)

Template health and safety risk assessment

Guidance for the use of personal protective equipment

Template procedure for dealing with suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19

The toolkit: release 1 – preparing for summer term 2020 opening

CHECKS AND BALANCES: RESPONDING TO COVID-19

A toolkit to support leaders as they reopen schools

Organisational models for the phased reopening of schools

Template school reopening plan

Space planning exercise

Template operational risk assessment for school reopening

Guidance on supporting children in EYFS

Guidance on supporting children with SEND

Guidance on estates and facilities management

Guidance on catering services

Using cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19

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