How to Covid-secure your school… without funding! Part 2

In Part One, we talked about School Leaders’ legal responsibilities during the pandemic . And how Government’s Covid Guidelines do not over-rule Health & Safety Legislation, placing any liability squarely with School Leadership Teams. Here, we go through practical steps you can take to prevent exposing your staff, pupils and their families to increased risk of … More How to Covid-secure your school… without funding! Part 2

‘Education doesn’t have to take place in a school building.’

Meet Sue, a single parent who works as a home-based, self-employed blogger via SueFoster.info She counts herself lucky to be able to flex her work around remote educating her 13-year-old daughter. What has been your biggest challenge? I decided that I didn’t want to expose my family to a new virus that we didn’t know a … More ‘Education doesn’t have to take place in a school building.’

“Today children, we’re going to talk about masks…”

No, just joking today we are going to discuss the use of a scientifically recognised mitigation against an airborne virus, like adults! Let’s establish the important facts here; Covid is airborne Not everyone who has covid is aware that they have covid People who are infected (including children) can transmit their infection to other people … More “Today children, we’re going to talk about masks…”

It’s not okay for families like mine to “just stay at home” during the pandemic.

Daniella’s household is in a unique position where every member has an underlying condition. Daniella is immunocompromised with three autoimmune disorders. Her husband has epilepsy and mild learning difficulties. And their son has complex needs, including autism, epilepsy, SPD and hypermobility. How have you kept the family safe during the pandemic? We’re all at high … More It’s not okay for families like mine to “just stay at home” during the pandemic.

Parents, bullied into deregistering their children during Covid-19.

Sarah has three kids, who were 3, 6 and 7 at the start of the lockdowns and are now 4, 7 and 9. Her husband works from home. One of the main reasons the family began homeschooling was because they lived in a bubble with Sarah’s mum. Grandma is 74; her age leaves her clinically … More Parents, bullied into deregistering their children during Covid-19.

Why can’t our schools be Covid-safe for everyone?

Kim and her husband have an 11-year-old adopted daughter with complex learning difficulties. Kim got Covid-19 in the first wave and has been living with Long Covid for 18 months. The family has had to adapt from having an energetic mum to one who struggles to do the simplest tasks. Kim’s husband now works at … More Why can’t our schools be Covid-safe for everyone?