The Safe Back to School guide aims to be a user-friendly, practitioner-focused tool that outlines the key steps needed for a coordinated, inclusive, all-hazards approach to school reopening and links to further guidance where appropriate. Coordination teams (such as Child Protection Area of Responsibility, Education Cluster, EiE Working Group Coordinators, Refugee Education Groups or Local Education Groups) are encouraged to share this document and reference this guidance as coordinated school reopening strategies are developed and operationalised. Divided into two sections, the guide includes two Back-to-School Checklists presenting key actions for thematic areas to ensure sectoral integration throughout the school reopening process and top-line actions for head teachers, school management committee or other school structures to follow. The second section provides detailed technical guidance and resources for specific activities mentioned in the checklists.

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