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Remote and blended learning
Whether you're delivering remote learning to self-isolating bubbles or individual pupils, use these resources to help you.
Find out how other schools are delivering the best possible live lessons while pupils are learning from home. These strategies will help you make the best use of the remaining remote learning time before schools reopen on 8 March.
You can also use these examples to help you deliver remote learning to groups or bubbles who need to self-isolate.
Most of your pupils may be back in school from 8 March, but you still need to provide remote learning for those pupils who do need to self-isolate.
See how one school is delivering live lessons to pupils both at home and at school, without doubling workload for teachers.
Assessment and feedback
Effective assessment and feedback is one of the biggest challenges of remote learning.
Learn from schools that have used innovative approaches (from virtual whiteboard tools and quizzes, to simulating a walk around the room) to check pupils' understanding and help them to progress.
Supporting parents with remote learning
Strong parent partnerships are critical to remote learning.
Find out how you can help parents who are struggling to support their children with remote learning, or how to turn 'over-supportive' parents from a frustration into an asset.
Use our resources to help you communicate with parents about your remote learning offer, set clear expectations and identify challenges.
Remote learning is more effective when pupils have the chance to collaborate with their peers, according to research from the Education Endowment Foundation.
See how other schools are providing opportunities for their pupils to work together - a great way to provide pastoral and academic support.
Supporting disadvantaged pupils, or pupils with SEND or EAL
Pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium, or who have SEND or EAL, may face additional barriers to successful remote learning.
Read advice from nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs), The Bell Foundation, and leading schools and experts on how to provide the best support possible to pupils and their families.
Tracking the quality of my provision
Use our self-evaluation form (SEF) to help you develop your school's remote learning provision in line with the DfE's expectations, evidence-based recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation and advice from top school leaders.
Find out how to monitor and tackle low engagement with remote learning, and see strategies you can use to help you monitor remote teaching (such as virtual pupil pursuits and remote lesson observations).
CPD for staff
Help your staff master the basics of effective remote teaching and find out where you can go for more support developing your remote learning offer.
Get tips from Alex Quigley on how to support reading remotely.
Safeguarding during remote learning
Remote learning and GDPR
Get pupils and staff the tech they need
Get set up on a digital education platform
- Find out about the DfE's funding scheme and apply for help getting set up
- Read feature comparisons for Office 365 Education and G Suite for Education
- See tips from other schools for getting started on your chosen platform
- Read case studies on how primary and secondary schools are using their digital education platforms to deliver remote learning