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Guidance for schools, colleges, nurseries and other education and early years settings on the coronavirus, COVID-19, and information for members.

Updates 22 January 2021:

Northern Ireland:

Weir – important that admissions criteria are fair and robust 

Income Support Scheme for Substitute Teachers 

Weir announces £1m for Residential Outdoor Education Centres 

Report into alternative awarding arrangements published 

England (DfE):

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information about asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges  Updated: 

Actions for FE colleges and providers during the coronavirus outbreak  Updated: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care Updated: 

Updates 21 January 2021: Voice Community: Updated health and safety FAQs (guidance on use of facemasks) 

England:  Interview: Who should get priority for the vaccine? 

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Scotland: SQA Update from the Higher National and Vocational Qualifications 2021 Group 

Updates 20 January 2021:  Latest FAQs (testing and vaccination)


Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace have published a position statement on daily contact testing as a replacement for self-isolation in secondary schools and colleges. Further information here.

Wales: Welsh Government:  Changes to qualifications confirmed by Education Minister Kirsty Williams following further disruption to learning:

Updates 19 January 2021: Scottish Government: 

Review of restrictionsSchools across Scotland will also continue to use remote learning until at least the middle of February except in the case of vulnerable children and those of key workers.

Updates 18 January 2021: 

England: DfE:   Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing for staff in primary schools and nurseries Information on rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff in primary schools, school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools.

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Every education professional has the right to be heard

Together, we are a powerful voice for education professionals.

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Becoming a Higher Level Teaching Assistant Certification

Learning how to become a higher level teaching assistant is the ultimate guide to elevating your teaching skills and opening up exciting job opportunities in the school you’re working in or anywhere around the world!

1 Feb 2021

Mental Health Awareness Training

Mental health awareness is something that is very important, especially over the past year with the pandemic. Join us working in partnership with TCHC Training to provide an online training session on mental health for Voice Community members.