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

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

Supplier information

New documentation release 

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