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COVID-19 resource hub: leading your school during coronavirus
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What you need to know about running your skeleton provision
Deliver remote learning
The DfE expects all schools to use a digital education platform to deliver remote learning during lockdown. You need to provide between 3 and 5 hours of teaching per day, and some of this should be via video lessons.
Use our resources to help you develop and evolve your approach, no matter your starting point.
Our warmest thanks to the school leaders who have so generously shared their time and expertise with us, allowing us to develop many of these resources for you.
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
Get pupils and staff the tech resources they need
Design and deliver a high-quality remote education
- Staff briefing: how to design and deliver remote lessons
- Remote teaching: tried and tested ways to develop staff expertise
Effective remote teaching
See how other schools are delivering live lessons
Support disadvantaged pupils and children with SEND and EAL
- Disadvantaged pupils, including advice on supporting families and adapting lessons to support pupils who need to work in distracting environments
- Pupils with SEND, with expert advice from nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs)
- Pupils with EAL, with expert advice from The Bell Foundation
Track the quality of your provision
We worked with pioneering school leaders to develop our guidance on how to track the quality of your remote learning offer. Read their advice on strategies to help you monitor remote teaching (such as virtual pupil pursuits and remote lesson observations)
Keep parents informed and respond to concerns
Our survey pack has a bank of questions to help you get feedback from pupils and parents about your approach to remote learning:
Run your skeleton school safely
Keep your school running with high levels of staff absence
- Plan your skeleton staffing structure for partial closure
- Use our model policy to help manage home working
Safeguard pupils and staff
- How to record attendance
- Which pupils can attend school during partial closure?
- Make sure your school is clean
- Manage health records and information