New COVID School Programme Officer

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Education Safeguarding Officer, Jatinder Matharu, for the attention of all schools.

Please welcome the new COVID Schools Programme Officer, Heather Cook who starts with SBC for 6 months.

Heather will be acting as the single point of contact (SPOC) for enquiries from education settings requiring COVID support and advice locally.

As you are all aware the changes in messages from DfE and Public Heath are relentless and Heather will support education settings with interpreting current national and regional guidance regarding schools/colleges response to COVID-19.

She will act as a conduit between schools, Education Team, Public Health and Duty Desk providing guidance to schools and colleges experiencing an outbreak. She will be available to provide latest guidance on contact tracing requirements, bubble size, PPE, staff working and risk assessments.