Coronavirus: how to support reading remotelyUpdatedStay on top of remote reading to fully support any pupils who need to learn from home. Get tips from reading expert Alex Quigley on how to make sure all pupils have access to age-appropriate home-reading texts.
Remote learning: considering the GDPRIf you're setting up online systems for remote working, make sure you've considered all the relevant data protection concerns. This includes the rules on signing pupils up to online services, and staff accessing personal data when working at home.
Remote learning: how to keep EAL pupils on-trackNewFind out from The Bell Foundation experts how to provide high-quality remote provision for pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). Learn how to make remote lessons accessible, keep conversation skills going, and get the most out of free online translation tools.
Remote learning: how to support children with SENDNewExperts from nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs) explain how to provide high-quality remote provision for this vulnerable group. Find out how to support parents, get the most out of support staff and make resources accessible.
Remote learning: letter to parentsNewUse our template letter to help you explain how your school will provide remote learning to pupils if required, and make clear the expectations on pupils and parents. Plus, see examples of letters from primary and secondary schools.
Staff briefing: how to design and deliver remote lessonsNewDownload and present this staff briefing to help your teachers feel confident about planning and delivering good remote lessons. Use our prompts to customise the briefing for your phase and approach, and share the handout with teachers so they can use the checklist and tips each time they adapt a classroom lesson for remote delivery.
Tracking the quality of your remote learning: how to and templatesNewGet a clear picture of the quality of your remote provision across your school for pupils who need to learn from home. Learn how to carry out virtual pupil pursuits and remote lesson observations with our downloadable templates, to make sure you're meeting the DfE's expectations and your staff are getting the support they need.
Why every school should use a digital education platformStay connected, re-create the vibrancy of your classrooms and give children a sense of normality again by moving to a digital education platform. They're simple to set up and use, and you can uphold your school's quality of education – whatever your learning ambitions.
Digital education platform hubFrom 22 October, schools must provide immediate access to remote learning to any pupils who can’t attend school due to COVID-19. To help you meet this expectation, you can apply for Department for Education-funded support to get set up on one of two free-to-use digital education platforms: G Suite for Education and Office 365 Education. Learn what these platforms can do for you and use our impartial feature comparison to help you make a call, then apply for funded support.
Get set up on your digital education platformThe DfE is offering funded support for you to get set up on one of two free-to-use digital education platforms: G Suite for Education or Office 365 Education. Find out exactly what's on offer, whether you're eligible and how to apply.
Remote learning: loaning IT equipment to pupils and staffHere's what you need to think about and do when loaning laptops and tablets to staff and pupils so they can work and learn from home. Download our template loan form to keep track of your equipment, and our template loan agreement for staff and pupils.