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  • Checklist for school premises maintenance Use our handy checklist to help you maintain your premises and meet your statutory health and safety duties. Find out how often you should carry out tasks and checks, and how you can approach delegating some tasks to your schools.
  • Coronavirus: contingency planning Your schools are legally required to provide remote education if pupils need it due to coronavirus. Find out what the remote learning contingency plan for your schools should cover and how to put it together.
  • Coronavirus: latest updates UpdatedKeep up to date with the latest COVID-19-related announcements that affect your trust. We check this daily and update whenever there's a significant change.
  • Coronavirus: template risk assessment during partial closure UpdatedYour schools should update their risk assessment as necessary throughout the term. Share our updated template with your schools to help guide them, and read our advice on what their next steps should be.
  • Coronavirus testing for pupils and staff: what you need to know and do UpdatedThe DfE has told schools to pause daily coronavirus testing of close contacts of confirmed cases, but that staff should still be tested regularly, ideally twice a week. Get answers to FAQs alongside a summary of what we know so far.
  • Coronavirus: what your local restriction tier means for your schools UpdatedFind out how tier 1 to 4 restrictions affect key aspects of your schools' provision and health and safety arrangements. They only apply when local restrictions are in place, and not when we're in a national lockdown.
  • COVID-19 resource hub: leading your trust during coronavirus UpdatedPractical advice and resources to help you every step of the way.
  • First aid provision: requirements and guidance Find out what you need to do to comply with your responsibilities as an employer for first aid provision in your schools. The requirements cover risk assessments, qualifications, record keeping and more, so read this to make sure you're up to speed.
  • Health and safety audit: checklists Use our annual audit in each of your schools to help you comply with your health and safety duties as an employer. You'll also find checklists for classrooms.
  • How to set your premises development strategy Use this step-by-step guide to help you set the premises development strategy for your MAT. Get expert advice on key steps in the process and download templates to help you along the way, including a suitability survey record form and premises strategy document.
  • Monitoring your schools' contingency plans for remote learning UpdatedDue to the national lockdown, your schools have activated their contingency plan for remote learning. If you're a trustee, here's what you need to know to effectively monitor your schools' remote provision.
  • Partial closure guidance: summary UpdatedRead our summary of the latest DfE guidance on the current national lockdown and partial school closure. Get a refresher of key information you need to know, and see what's changed in the latest version of the guidance. This is a longer-than-usual read - about 15 to 20 minutes.