Schools supported home learning throughout the lockdown period.
Neath Port Talbot Council surveyed all of their schools on their distance learning provision and a Continuity of Learning Plan was written and shared with all schools as a result.
The survey identified any shortcomings with regards to training and support required and council officers supported any school that required technical support in order to deliver distance learning.
The council has provided over 1000 devices for pupils with no appropriate IT equipment and / or internet access.
In preparation for re-opening, all NPT schools prepared recovery plans and risk assessments based on the guidance provided by the council school improvement team and Welsh Government, and the council provided guidance on Blended Learning. During reopening, the council ensured Headteachers received weekly support to update them on key developments and to discuss concerns. A dedicated FAQ portal was established.