How school leaders can get help from system leaders to overcome challenges they have faced following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


School support recovery offer: coronavirus (COVID-19)



This guidance is for schools facing educational issues or closure, and covers:

  • primary, middle, secondary and all through local authority maintained schools
  • academies and free schools
  • local authority maintained special schools
  • special academies and free schools
  • pupil referral units
  • alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools

It explains how school leaders can apply for free support from an experienced system leader.

A system leader is either a National Leader of Education, MAT (multi-academy trust) CEO, or teaching school lead who has experience in supporting schools.

Published 9 November 2020
Last updated 15 February 2021 + show all updates

  1. Updated section on ‘support availability’ to clarify that support funded through this programme will come from someone external to the school or trust receiving support.

  2. First published.