Recovery signage for schools and businesses
Leicestershire County Council’s Property Services and Health and Safety teams have published a document that includes guidance and tips on the signs and messages you will need to consider as the number of people in schools increases.
The Recovery Signage document contains details on how you can approach different areas of school sites and how you might manage small or confined spaces during the Coronavirus pandemic.
View and download the document in the document section of the Property, Facilities Manager and Site Development service page.
If you have any questions about the contents of the document, or would like to speak to Property Services directly, please call 0116 305 5000 or email LTSservicedesk@leics.gov.uk.
All of the graphics included within the document have been designed by Leicestershire County Council and can be ordered from the LTS Print service. The materials can be printed in different formats including posters, floor graphics, foamex boards and vinyl stickers. If you already know the signs you require, get in touch with LTS Print by calling 0116 305 6127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NQT Induction Update - May 2020
For attention of Headteachers, NQT Induction Tutors and NQTs
The latest government guidance for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID - 19) can be found at:
Main points from this guidance:
· Proposals have been made to parliament to ensure that any absence due to the current coronavirus outbreak will NOT count towards the usual limit of 30 days.
· Induction should continue and headteachers should make a decision on whether an NQT has met the Teachers’ Standards based on their performance throughout their induction. This decision should be made at the end of the induction period regardless of the disruption due to COVID - 19.
· NQTs should continue their professional development and maintain frequent contact with their tutor.
· The final assessment meeting should remain at the end of the induction period. In the meantime, evidence should continue to be collected.
· Headteachers should make a decision about whether an NQT has met the Teachers’ Standards throughout the period of their induction by referring to: previous assessment records, discussions with the induction tutors and consideration of non-routine teaching practice during the coronavirus disruption.
· If, at the end of the induction period there are concerns that an NQT has not achieved the standards, an extension to induction may be recommended to the Appropriate Body.
Spring assessments have been reviewed and quality assured. These assessments will form the main evidence for NQT progress during this academic year. If an NQT’s progress has not been registered as a cause for concern with the LA, it is expected that the NQT will complete at the end of the induction period. Conversely, any NQT registered as ‘causing concern’ will have their induction period extended.
During this unprecedented period, we recommend that NQTs use any available time to develop professionally, for example by: completing reflective logs which are then discussed with tutors, research to improve their curriculum knowledge and review previous plans and assessment procedures.
Final assessments reports are likely to be brief and should be based on evidence gathered during lock down plus any teaching from 1st June when pupils may return to school.
In 2020-21 headteachers should consider facilitating additional support for current NQTs to compensate for the loss of training during the crisis.