Question to the Department for Education:
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have for outdoor schooling during the summer.
Current guidance states that schools should ‘consider which lessons or classroom activities could take place outdoors’ when planning.
As plans continue for a full return to education from September, we have announced a £1 billion COVID-19 catch-up package to directly tackle the impact of lost teaching time.
£650 million will be shared across state primary and secondary schools over the 2020/21 academic year. This one-off grant to support pupils recognises that all young people have lost time in education as a result of the pandemic, regardless of their income or background.
This package will make sure that every young person, no matter their age or where they live, has the education, opportunities and outcomes they deserve. Head teachers will have discretion over how funding is spent and we strongly encourage them to base their decisions in evidence-led practice.
On 19 June, the Education Endowment Foundation published a guide to help head teachers and teachers decide how to use this universal funding to best support their pupils, which can be found here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Publications/Covid-19_Resources/Covid-19_support_guide_for_schools.pdf.
The guide encourages headteachers to consider offering provision over the summer and signposts a guide to running summer schools, published by Teach First on 19 June, which offers practical advice and support for schools looking to run such provision this year. The guide can be accessed here: https://www.teachfirst.org.uk/shut-in-not-shut-out/school-resources.
1. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Supporting the reopening of outdoor hospitality
08/03/2021 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: Communities &
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local
2. Change the school timetable so Corvid19 lockdown counts as the summer holidays
17/04/2020 - Petitions
Found: I would like the Government to change the school timetable, so that the summer holidays are the same
3. Ensure disadvantaged children have access to participate in virtual schooling
09/01/2021 - Petitions
Found: The government currently has plans to allow schools to apply for funding for laptops for students who
4. Year 11 pupils to finish their school year after their GCSE grades are submitted
24/03/2021 - Petitions
Found: School Education in June as in other years. Summer schooling is pointless for students who have completed
5. Letter to Gavin Williamson MP - The Government's response to Coronavirus
30/03/2020 - Inquiry: Letter to Gavin Williamson MP - The Government's response to Coronavirus - Petitions Committee
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Found: sure you will understand that there was not time to ask all of the questions
that members of the public
1. Education After Covid-19
23/03/2021 - Westminster Hall
1: the pandemic. I want to take this opportunity to ask some big questions about how things can be done differently - Speech Link
2: the children have been an afterthought. As the Government and the Minister were promoting the use of technology - Speech Link
2. Education Settings: Wider Opening
11/06/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: primary children back for a full month before the summer, we continue to work with the sector on the next - Speech Link
2: were right to describe plans to open whole primary schools before the summer as incompatible with implementing - Speech Link
3. Schools: Online Teaching
11/02/2021 - Lords Chamber
1: increase—so this is a national crisis and the Government will have to spend much more to help children - Speech Link
2: are unable to access online teaching? Will the Government encourage and fund schools and local authorities - Speech Link
3: because the UK Government did not negotiate for the whole of the UK, or did the Scottish Government and others - Speech Link
4. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020
24/07/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: businesses such as nail bars, spas, tattoo parlours and outdoor swimming pools to reopen. I will give more detail - Speech Link
2: only confuses the public with mixed messages. I ask the Minister simply that we should please avoid doing - Speech Link
5. Covid-19: Impact on Education
15/03/2021 - Westminster Hall
1: There is a massive challenge in front of the Government; there is a massive challenge in front of schools; - Speech Link
2: thank you to all the parents who have been home schooling over the past few incredibly difficult months - Speech Link
3: children in particular to put them at the heart of our plans for recovery.This is not just about vulnerable - Speech Link