Advice and Guidance for School Communities and Local Councils
Updates from LGfL
- 1 April - NEW: Busy Things home learning activity sheets released
- 27 March - NEW Guide for Parents: Top Tips for Keeping Primary Children Safe Online During School Closures
- 26 March - NEW: Security information
LGfL is Here to Help
During this challenging time, LGfL is working hard to provide support for schools. We created this website to provide guidance and resources for those supporting school communities through the current Covid‑ 19 outbreak.
Read an overview of LGfL's support for schools below, and use the menu to find dedicated sections for different groups within the school community. The pages will be updated regularly, so check back frequently for the latest information.
How is LGfL Supporting Schools and Families?
LGfL have produced resources to support school communities and pupils who have experienced a bereavement and these are available to ANY school. Read more
Ensuring schools have sufficient bandwidth to manage an increase in remote access and use of cloud platforms. Read more
Enabling secure and appropriate remote access to school networks for staff. Read more
Sharing the latest advice and links to other relevant organisations and sources of key information.
Providing essential safeguarding advice to schools and families about risks related to remote learning and staying safe. Read more
Providing impartial, platform and device-agnostic advice to schools considering remote learning. Read more
Ensuring LGfL schools are aware of the licences they are entitled to which might be of particular interest at this time:
Official School Guidance
The DfE Coronavirus (COVID-19) page holds the official government guidance for schools and will be regularly updated, so we recommend schools check this page daily. It is already very detailed, covering a number of areas.
The DfE has also opened a helpline which staff, parents and young people can contact via phone (0800 046 8687) or email (DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org).
You may also wish to check the main gov.uk Coronavirus page, which includes information and guidance on all areas including travel and when to self-isolate.
Please note: This site is subject to change in line with the latest government advice and guidance.