Coronavirus: how to support reading remotelyStay 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.
Digital education platform hubThe Department for Education expects all schools to use a digital platform to provide remote education for pupils who cannot be in school due to coronavirus restrictions. To help you meet this expectation, you can apply for DfE-funded support to get set up on a free-to-use platform: G Suite for Education or 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.
How to deliver live lessons to pupils learning from home and in schoolLearn from computing lead and teacher, Ben Chaffe, about how his school is approaching live lessons to reduce teaching workload and keep pupils at home engaged. Find out how he incorporates pupils who are learning from home into lessons in school – and get practical tips on how to make this work for your school.
Remote learning: how to deal with ‘over-supportive’ parentsParents aren't teachers - they won't always know how much support is the 'right amount' when it comes to helping their child learn at home. See the strategies that 4 schools are using to help discourage parents from doing their child's work for them, and learn how to use it to your advantage if parents insist on getting over-involved.
Remote learning: how to keep pupils with EAL on-trackFind 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 provide effective feedbackSmall group sessions, real-time feedback, voice notes, emojis and more – get top tips from 8 schools across the country to help you deliver vibrant and engaging feedback, both during and outside of live lessons.
Remote learning: how to provide opportunities for peer interactionSocial interaction is an important part of going to school for pupils, and it has a host of mental health, motivation and learning benefits for them too. Get ideas for how to make sure your pupils are still able to interact with each other, both in and out of lessons, while many are learning from home.
Remote learning: how to support parents who are strugglingFor parents with limited time or language skills, supporting their child’s remote learning can feel overwhelming. Find out how schools are helping them, and read our case study to learn how one school adapted its remote learning offer to suit the needs of its high proportion of families with EAL.
Remote learning: how to support pupils with SENDExperts 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: 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.
Remote learning: self-evaluation form (SEF)Use our SEF to rate your school's remote learning provision - it's based on the DfE's expectations and review framework, evidence-based recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation and advice from top school leaders. The criteria here will help you identify areas for improvement, plan your next steps and review progress throughout the year.
Top tips for making blended learning more manageableFrom making sure teachers don't have to do two lots of lesson planning, to working out how to provide live lessons to pupils at home - blended learning can be tricky to manage. Here are some ideas to help make it a little easier.
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.