How to make sure you're prepared for remote learning

Make sure you're ready to go online at a moment's notice with our practical advice, checklist of everything you need to do to prepare, and template letters to communicate your plans with key stakeholders.

Last reviewed on 13 January 2023
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  1. Should we use remote learning during strike action?
  2. Plan 1 weeks' worth of remote learning 
  3. Download and share our checklists to help you and your staff get organised
  4. Help your staff prepare 
  5. Find out who’ll need tech
  6. Download our template letters
  7. Track the quality of your remote learning provision

You should provide remote learning when you can't open your school safely, or pupils can't physically attend school but can continue learning (e.g. pupils with an infectious illness).

This article is designed to help you be as prepared as possible should you need to switch to remote learning. 

Should we use remote learning during strike action? Remote learning may help you reduce strike disruption If you're restricting attendance or closing the school site due to strike action, the DfE's guidance on handling school strikes says you should consider providing remote education where possible (page 9). However, you may not know which teachers are working until the day of the strike, so it might not be suitable to ask your staff to prepare remote lessons. You're allowed to ask staff if they're planning to strike, but they don't have to tell you, and unions may just give