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.
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.
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.
Anti-racism: how to review and re-frame your curriculumLearn how to make diversity central to your curriculum, not just a bolt on, and make sure BAME history and achievements are taught all year round. Use our review tool to question and adapt what you’re teaching so your curriculum accurately represents Britain's diverse past and the society we live in today.
Bloom's Taxonomy: summariesAre there simple summaries of Bloom's Taxonomy? In this article, we refer to summaries from a school and local authority. We also look at how Bloom's Taxonomy is used in lesson planning in schools.
Classroom displays: effective practiceWhat makes an effective classroom display? We look at what to include in classroom and whole-school displays in a variety of school settings. We also include guidance on Ofsted's consideration of displays, tips on building displays and examples of displays from schools.
Covering LGBT content in your curriculumThe DfE expects all pupils to be taught lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) content, but you can decide when and what is appropriate. Find out how you can make your curriculum more inclusive.
Curriculum audit: gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivityUse our curriculum audit to help instil a cross-curricular sense of inclusivity, and question and adapt what you’re teaching so your curriculum represents the diversity seen in modern Britain in terms of gender and sexuality.
Curriculum provision in PRUs and APsPupil referral units (PRUs) and alternative provisions (APs) aren't required to follow the National Curriculum, but they do have to provide a good alternative curriculum. Find out what this includes, and see examples of curriculum offers from other PRUs and APs.
Developing spiritual, moral, social and cultural educationHow can we develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education? This article includes Department for Education guidance on the requirements for SMSC provision, and advice on ways to develop SMSC provision. You will also find a case study from a teaching school.
English genres in the National CurriculumMaintained schools must cover the genres of literature and writing set out in the National Curriculum. Learn what you have to teach for reading and writing in Key Stages 1 to 4, and see examples of what other primary and secondary schools teach.
How to check your curriculum is accessible for pupils with SENDTo help pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) reach their full potential, they first must have equal access to your curriculum. Learn how to find out if you've got the right measures in place so you can stay compliant with the Equality Act and SEND regulations.
How to design a curriculumBe clear on how to design an effective curriculum with guidance on the principles of curriculum design, and see how other schools map out their curriculum.
Implementing a knowledge-based curriculumWith the introduction of more knowledge-heavy qualifications and National Curriculum, more schools are developing a knowledge-based curriculum approach. Understand the benefits and challenges of implementing a knowledge-based curriculum with advice from 2 of our experts.
Quality first teaching: guidanceIs there any guidance on quality first teaching (QFT)? We summarise guidance from two archived National Strategies publications that outline the characteristics of QFT and how to put them into practice. We also look at how two schools practice QFT, and link to examples of resources.
Requests to withdraw a pupil from RECan pupils be withdrawn from RE lessons? We relay guidance on parents' right to withdraw their children from religious education (RE), religious worship in school or trips to places of worship. We also look at schools' duty to provide alternative education for pupils withdrawn from RE.
School reopening and getting learning back on track: where to startYou won't have time to teach every lesson pupils missed during school closure, so you'll need to make some tough decisions on what to recap and what to let go. Get advice from curriculum experts Mary Myatt and Tom Sherrington on how to prioritise key concepts, spot gaps in pupil knowledge, and run effective consolidation lessons.
Whole-school curriculum auditNewUse our audit tool to help you look at the big picture when it comes to your curriculum, so you can make sure you’re offering your pupils a broad and balanced education.
Withdrawing pupils from subjectsFind out which subjects parents can withdraw their children from and how these rules apply to maintained schools, academies and independent schools. Plus, get advice on disapplying pupils from the National Curriculum.
Evaluate your subject/department: SEF checklistDownload and adapt our checklist to evaluate the effectiveness of your subject or department. It's divided into the 2019 Ofsted framework judgements, and is designed to work alongside our curriculum evaluation tools.
Evaluating a classroom's provision for pupils with SENIs there a checklist to evaluate a classroom's provision for pupils with SEN? In this article, we include a KeyDoc checklist for evaluating classroom provision for pupils with SEN. We also link to guidance and checklists on learning environments for pupils with ASD and PMLD.
How to do your own subject deep diveFollow our step-by-step guide to help you collaborate with staff to carry out your subject deep dive, so you can make improvements to your curriculum.