School closures severely impacted most children with their learning, Ofsted has revealed.
The report findings showed that some children have gone significantly back with their social skills, while others have lost their “stamina” for reading.
Schools were closed to most students in March. This blog post explains.Read More
A second national lockdown has been announced in England with one crucial difference: schools to stay open.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said on Saturday: “Our senior clinicians still advise that school is the best place for children to be, we cannot let this virus to damage our children’s future any more than it already has.”
However both regional mayors across England and senior members of the Conservative party have criticised the plans. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.Read More
Schools have a legal duty to provide a remote learning solution for learners who cannot access school buildings due to Covid-19.
The Coronavirus Act: Provision of Remote Education (England) Temporary Continuity Direction comes into effect this week.
Do you know how to be remote education ready? This blog post explains.Read More
According to the Department for Education: “Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. The aggregate impact of lost time in education will be substantial, and the scale of the challenge.”
Updates involving the payment of this fund was confirmed this week. This blog post takes a look at these updates.Read More
The Government has announced new rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus this week – and a second lockdown has not been ruled out.
The guidance for schools remain unchanged but schools should have a contingency plan in place if remote learning needs to be introduced.
This blog post talks you through the rule changes, the latest guidance and how your school should prepare for a second lockdown.Read More
UK Scientists have a proposed a two-week national lockdown to take place during October half-term, according to reports.
A the R number (rate of infection) continues to rise around the UK.
The timing of this lockdown would be designed to cause minimal disruption to schools. What would this mean for schools and do you have a contingency plan? This blog post is here to help.Read More
Catch-up learning is the order of the day – with students three months behind on learning, and some students have fallen up to 12 months behind where they should be.
Literacy and numeracy are essential skills for everyday life in adulthood – this means it is critical that these skills are taught as a matter of urgency.
But how can catch-up learning be supported in core subjects? This blog post explains.Read More
There’s a number of reasons why some of your students might be learning remotely.
Whether it is because they are vulnerable, are in a bubble forced to isolate or health anxiety has been triggered.
You can ensure a full teaching programme is available for pupils who are learning remotely. This blog post takes a look at how this would work.Read More
Need to make an announcement to your entire school? Under current guidance, whole school assemblies are unwise under the new bubble system.
It could mean virtual assemblies are the new normal – but may not have been considered.
This blog post takes a look at how you can do assemblies and make announcements virtually.Read More