This information was last updated on 10 March 2021.
On Sunday 28 February the Government announced that rapid Covid-19 testing would be available for all households with children of school age.
Whole families and households with primary school, secondary school and college age children, including childcare and support bubbles, will be able to test themselves twice every week from home as schools return from 8 March. Read more here.
Who is eligible?
The following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing made available to them as schools reopen:
Primary school pupils will not be asked to test at this time.
To find out how you can access rapid lateral flow testing click here.
Following the Government’s announcement on Monday 22 February schools in Northumberland will begin to welcome back all pupils from Monday 8 March for face-to-face learning. Your child's school will confirm with you their particular arrangements.
The Department for Education have also announced how students will be assessed and awarded their GCSE, AS and A levels this year. Students will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been taught. Fairness and flexibility are at the heart of plans to ensure young people can progress to the next stage of education or career.
Further details on teacher-assessed grades can be found here.
This information was last updated on 5 March 2021.
This information was last updated 25 March 2021.
While your child is not able to access their education at nursery, school, or with their childminder, we want to support you to continue the school readiness journey with some ideas for simple, play-based activities to try together at home. The Early Years Team will update the resources each week:
Early Years Home Learning
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