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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.

Update 15 January 2021:

England: Voice Community: Confusion and concerns over mass testing

England: Latest DfE updated guidance 

England: Ofqual:  Consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021   
Consultation on alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in 2021 

Welsh Government: Information for school governing bodies: coronavirus Updated guide 

Updates 14 January 2021:

Welsh Government: Further education: coronavirus Updated guide


Updates 12/13 January 2021: Latest Voice Community COVID-19 FAQs: including update on testing primary school and early years staff

Letters to Education Ministers in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland calling for priority for the COVId-19 vaccine for education & early years staff

England: Ofsted inspections to be done remotely until half term

Northern Ireland: Statement from Education Minister on AQE Test AQE will not operate a test this year 

Scotland:  SQA: Update from the National Qualifications 2021 Group - National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher

Scotland: Scottish Government: Schools funding

Scotland:  Scottish Government: Updated Coronavirus (COVID-19): support to childcare sector

Updates 11 January 2021: Education and early years staff must be tested and vaccinated now, says Voice Community after survey

England: Ofsted publishes short guide to what works well in remote education

Update 8 January 2021: Update for members in early years, AP and SEND provision

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