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Remote/Blended Learning

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Planning for Remote/Blended Education

Within Section 5 of Guidance for Full Opening, the DFE sets out its expectations for a school’s remote learning offer should a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown.
Planning for Remote/Blended Education is a framework, produced by GCC, which is designed to support senior leaders with decision making when planning the school’s offer. Schools are at different stages with their plans – for those who have completed the process, the framework can be used to review current provision against the DFE guidance.  For schools just beginning the process, the format supports the gathering of information needed to shape the offer.
Planning for Remote/Blended Education

Resources and guidance to support home learning

Remote learning overview - guidance and expectations
A summary list of key links related to guidance and expectations for remote learning (DfE, Ofsted, LA and EEF)
Remote Learning Overview

Safeguarding and remote learning
This guidance from includes a suggested risk assessment format to use for assessing remote teaching.
Safeguarding and remote learning

Oak National Academy 
As well as around 10,000 free lessons and resources, it now also includes a virtual school library, created with the National Literacy Trust.

Webinar from Jonathan Dando from Oak National Academy explaining what is available, plus hints and tips for using it.

ResearchEd webinar: This session presents lessons learned from four teachers at Oak National Academy. They explore the principles of remote learning and what cognitive science tells us about what works.

Tech Tools and Tips for Remote Learning - simple ways to get started (Odyssey Computing Hub)
Created by Odyssey Computing Hub, one of the DfE-funded Hubs for the National Centre for Computing Education, this guide provides practical hints and tips to support the creation of resources for remote learning.
Tech Tools and Tips for Remote Learning -simple ways to get started: Creating lessons

The EEF Guide to Supporting School Planning: A Tiered Approach to 2021
Support for planning the ‘unpredictable year to come’ from EEF. It includes a section on remote learning.
The EEF Guide to Supporting School Planning: A Tiered Approach to 2021

DfE: Get Help with Remote Education
Information, guidance and support for teachers and leaders on educating pupils and students during coronavirus (COVID-19). Includes a framework that has been produced to help schools and colleges identify the strengths and areas for improvement in their remote education provision.
Get help with remote education

Collection of free activities and resources (updated 15.06.20)
This PowerPoint brings together some links to free activities and resources, grouped into subjects, that could be used by primary schools to support home learning. The collection will be added to over time. If you have suggestions that you are happy to share, or if you would like support with setting up effective home learning activities, please email Helen Lockyer, Performance Adviser, Education Outcomes and Intervention team.
Collection of free activities and resources

Resources to support English
A selection of links to resources to support remote learning and key worker provision in English.
English resources

List of resources to support remote and blended learning
This list has been complied by GCC to support schools with easily finding free resources to support the development of their remote/blended learning.
List of resources to support remote/blended learning

DfE links to good teaching practice and resources
Remote education resources, including lessons from Oak National Academy, as well as guidance, lesson plans and webinars on teaching remotely.
Good teaching practice and resources

EEF COVID-19 Resources 
The EEF has produced a set of resources designed to be used by schools and parents/carers to support home learning. These are all based on the evidence-based recommendations of their guidance reports.
For schools, there are helpful planning prompts and other practical tools. There are also useful resources for schools to share with parents who are looking to support their children’s learning - from establishing home learning routines to shared reading help, to handy tips for supporting maths in the home.
EEF Covid-19 Resources

Health and Wellbeing
The Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) website includes a COVID-19 section, which includes a range of information and resources to support mental health and wellbeing during the current crisis. This is being regularly updated with resources to support schools and families.

Library Service: Online resources for parents and teachers to support learning during school closure
This document will be updated regularly and provides information on services available through Gloucestershire Libraries, in addition to links to online learning resources compiled by Library Services for Education. Please note, some resources may be available as a limited free trial or may only be available for the duration of school closures.
See the link at the top of the home page of the Library Service’s website

Children’s Guide to the Coronavirus
The Children’s Commissioner has created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

Elective Home Education Resources
The web page on the Gloucestershire County Council website which supports elective home education provides a wide range of information, including a directory of online providers (created by the inclusion team in collaboration with Gloucestershire's elective home education community).See (scroll down to the bottom of the page)


Guidance for parents during home learning 

COVID-19: keeping children safe online 
Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online




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