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05.10.2020 | By Paul Simpson

Coronavirus – information for families from NDCS – updated 5th October

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NDCS has updated its coronavirus blogs in light of yesterday’s DfE announcement on remote teaching.

For parents:

https://www.ndcs.org.uk/blog/support-for-home-learning-coronavirus-info-for-families-of-deaf-children/

The main change is to draw attention to the fact that a Temporary Continuity Direction has been issued and that schools, from the 22nd October, will have a legal duty to provide remote teaching where pupils are self-isolating and/or if there is local or national lockdown. The Direction will be in force until the end of the school year, unless revoked.

We’ve also taken reiterated some of our messages around the need for school to consider the needs of deaf pupils in any contingency planning they are doing for any remote teaching or live streaming of lessons, and to reiterate existing legal duties around reasonable adjustments being made to support deaf young people.