Remote learning policy: model
You're only expected to consider offering remote learning if your school can't open safely, or if pupils are able to learn but are unable to physically attend school. Adapt our model policy to set out your expectations in these situations.
All pupils should attend school
You should only consider providing remote education to pupils in circumstances when in-person attendance is either not possible or contrary to government guidance.
This might include:
- Occasions when you decide that opening your school is either:
- Not possible to do safely
- Contradictory to guidance from local or central government
- Occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend school but are able to continue learning, for example because they have an infectious illness
This is set out in the DfE's guidance on providing remote education.
Download our model policy
It's designed to help you set out your approach to remote learning for your staff members, so everyone's clear on what's expected.
Our policy is:
- Designed for you to adapt to suit your school's context
- In line with relevant requirements and good practice
- Approved by Forbes Solicitors
We've updated this article and our policy to reflect:
- That the requirement to provide remote learning expired on 24 March 2022
- The DfE's latest guidance for schools on providing remote education