The start of the academic year isn’t far away now, and all children and young people in Devon will be required to go back to school, but things will be a little different to normal this year.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this autumn term might feel especially strange or worrying, and for many children it will be their first time back in the classroom since lockdown began or indeed their first day at school ever.
Our schools are experienced at managing risk and we have been working with them to make lots of changes in line with government guidelines to help keep staff, children and their families safe.
Going to school is an essential part of a child’s social, emotional and academic development and, for them, the benefits greatly outweigh the risk posed by coronavirus.
Devon County Council has gathered some useful information resources in a bulletin to help you and your child prepare for September, including what safety measures will be in place, changes to school transport and how to support your child’s mental health. Find out more here>