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On Thursday 24 September 2020 the Department of Education published updated advice for admission authorities on the admission of summer born children to school, together with newly published advice for the parents of summer born children.
The newly published parent guidance is aimed at the parents of summer born children, who may be considering delaying their child’s start in reception. This guidance is intended to help these parents to make an informed decision about what would be right for their child. It explains the process for requesting admission outside of age group and sets out information on the options available to parents and the steps they need to take to arrange a delayed admission for their child.
Regulations that the Government made to provide additional flexibility over the statutory timescales for various EHC needs assessment and plan processes will expire as planned on 25 September 2020. The normal statutory timescales will apply from that date.
An update has been published to Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus to reflect this.
A revised School Admissions Appeals Code has been published in response to COVID-19, it came into effect on the 24th April 2020 and is due to end or be reassessed on the 31 January 2021. The revised Code gives statutory guidance on how schools should organise and run their pupil admissions appeals and guidance about the changes to the admission appeals regulations during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Council has issued to all providers and school transport operators new guidance yesterday. The guidance sets out in detail the requirements and measures all our travel providers and their operators must implement to ensure that everyone is able to remain safe whilst being transported to and from their school or educational setting.
We have also published information for parents who will be accessing transport. It gives parents information on the measures that we are taking to ensure that their child is transported safely. There is also an option for parents to have a fuel reimbursement rather that a taxi during this time, parents will be able to change back to their original method of transport at any time.
Should you have any queries about the school transport guidance please contact: email@example.com
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