COVID-19 Vulnerable groups addendum report
29 Mar 2021
This COVID-19 Vulnerable groups addendum report (pdf) profiles strengths in schools’ responses to support and engage vulnerable pupils during the course of the national lockdown beginning January 2021 and ending 5 March 2021.
It outlines a summary of key challenges and key questions for us to address as schools, social care teams and by the partnership.
It also contains recommendations which looks at responding to the needs of children due to the impact of COVID-19.
High level summary
Overall, schools have built on the experiences of the first lockdown in March 2020 and continued to adapt and change both the remote learning offer and safeguarding strategies through the Autumn term 2020 when supporting pupils’ self-isolation resulted in strengthened protocols.
Strong practices led to much higher attendance of vulnerable groups overall in Ealing and above both national and London averages.
Whilst remote learning has been an overall success and DSL teams’ regular contact with families has resulted in high attendance and high levels of engagement with remote learning, it is acknowledged that there are some discrepancies between schools serving very different communities across the borough and challenges we need to address together.