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There are a lot of feelings about the full opening of schools in September. Staff may be feeling anxious, as well as parents. Social distancing has been well adopted by the British public and therefore it is understandable why people are hesitant about returning to school.

More than anything, September is going to be a time for creative thinking and flexibility. It’s going to be a time of working together to solve problems in order that pupils can return full time, that educational provision can be delivered with little to no compromise and more than anything, staff and pupils are safe and cared for.

As such, we have created a range of resources which aim to assist school leaders to navigate the people challenges that may come with the full opening of schools in September.

Head of HR Services Emma Hughes and Mandy Coalter, Founder of Talent Architects have put together this guidance. It draws upon the experience and practice of many schools preparing for full opening in September 2020 and covers the key staffing matters that may result as schools prepare to fully re-open. We have also brought together a number of FAQs based on current government guidance and also guidance on face coverings in school.

Our Coronavirus: HR and employment updates page is regularly updated with resources and legal updates to help you with the people challenges during this unprecedented period.

We hope that the resources provided are of use to you. However, as always, if there’s anything that you would like to discuss with our dedicated HR team or employment lawyers please do not hesitate to get in touch.