Coronavirus: essential information 

The government’s guidance and advice about coronavirus (Covid-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students can all be found on

ASCL has also produced an extensive range of guidance to support members in dealing with this unprecedented situation, as well as providing up-to-date developments and guidance in our regular email newsletters to members, available here

Our FAQs for school and college leaders are updated regularly and cover:

We have also shared:

On the first Monday of each month, our specialist policy team provides monthly updates for ASCL members via the Team ASCL webinars. The most recent recording can be viewed here, along with recordings of Team ASCL webinars on a variety of topics since September 2020.

Between April and July 2020 we hosted weekly webinars on coronavirus-related issues, including mental health and wellbeing, planning ahead, and financial, legal and staffing concerns. 

The ASCL specialist team have produced a number of guidance papers to support members on key issues.

Planning, finance and risk assessment
  Remote learning and assessment Safeguarding, mental health and wellbeing Employment

Our press releases relating to this situation can be found under News.

You may also be interested in Geoff Barton’s weekly TES blogs.

Joint press release by ASCL, LGA, NAHT and NEU Joint School Workforce  on Joint Guidance on International Travel 
(27 May 2021)

Our regular email newsletter briefings can be viewed here

Regular briefing videos from 4 September 2020 by Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary, updating school and college leaders with the latest information can be viewed here.

Daily briefing videos from 19 March to 1 September can be viewed here

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