DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus
We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.
On this page we've collected the latest resources to support remote education in 2021
The DfE has supplied a summary of their support and guidance for remote education in the Teacher Bulletin. This bulletin includes links to guidance documents, resources, templates to send out to parents and information on where (and how) to access free support to develop and embed your remote learning offer. You can also subscribe to the bulletin to ensure that you get all DfE updates directly.
Increased Data allowances
The following links provide more information on the scheme and what action schools and trusts should take to request a mobile data increase for eligible children and young people:
Please Note: You can access google classroom and MS Teams via an Xbox and Playstation; this may increase some children’s access to remote learning.
From January 2021 the DfE increased help to access tecnology to support remote education by:
- providing more laptops and tablets
- enabling all schools, colleges, trusts and local authorities to order devices
- supporting disadvantaged 16 to 19 year olds in further education
- contacting primary schools, starting with the most disadvantaged areas
Please Note: Only schools can place orders. Parents, carers and pupils cannot order devices or internet access through our service.
Find out more about the different ways you can help children to get online
- What’s working well in remote education’. (From Ofsted - draws on findings from interim visits, research and literature review, plus useful tips.)
- BBC Bitesize
- Blogs on remote learning (from Durrington Research School)
- A great compilation of online resources for schools to support remote learning
- This is a fantastic colour coded infographic of useful iPad apps
- Update from the Education Endowment Foundation with various resources and articles to support home learning
The ESCC Educational Psychology Service has created some resources to support families at home:
- Routines and timetables
- learning through play
- Emotional wellbeing
- Independence revised
- Routines and timetables - Sep 2020
- Emotional wellbeing - Sep 2020
- A letter to parents/carers about Phonics resources for the summer term
- Social media pack (insta and twitter)
- A list of online resources, from the East Sussex about careers for children and young people.
- DfE Online Educational Resources
- NCETM have created videos to be used at home
- SEND home learning
- NCETM Online Support
- EEF's free resources for schools
- Top Tips for Staying in Touch
- 50 Things to do before you’re 5 is a free app with fun and educational activities or try the Facebook page
- Minecraft education challenge toolkit
- Buzz Active Games
- The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust have put together some simple and fun activities
- SEND activities on our Local Offer pages
The Standards and Learning Effectiveness Service (SLES) is pleased to announce a free webinar with Oak National Academy on Wednesday 20th of January at 4pm.
There is no need to book. Simply click the link in the box below to join the meeting on the day.
Supporting Effective Remote Learning with Oak Academy (webinar)
This is a Microsoft Teams meeting. Please try to join about 15 mins before the scheduled start so that we can address any technical problems in advance. Duration: approximately 45 mins to 1 hour.
Join the webinar to learn more about Oak National Academy and how teachers are making the most of free lessons and resources to support remote and in-school learning. We’ll cover:
- How to use Oak’s Teacher Hub and Classroom features to support remote education
- How to map your curriculum against Oak’s resources
- Innovative uses of Oak beyond Covid-19
There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions. Please submit questions in advance, if possible, to Hannah.Carding@eastsussex.gov.uk.