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Putting Remote/Blended Learning into Practice


Remote Education Research
A summary of findings on remote learning from several strands of research activity carried out by Ofsted.
Remote Education Research

DfE: Examples of teaching practice during COVID-19

Includes two sections:

Planning a curriculum to teach at school and at home
Examples, collated from schools, around addressing the challenge of delivering a coherent curriculum to pupils both at home and in school, while maintaining social distancing and safety for staff and pupils. 

  • Deciding what to teach during a phased return
  • Supporting staff in curriculum planning for a phased return;
  • Pastoral care in the curriculum;
  • Identifying and addressing gaps in pupils’ understanding
  • Making the most of reduced classroom time.
    Remote Education Practice
  • Supporting pupils' wellbeing
  • Adapting teaching practice for remote education
  • Adapting the curriculum for remote education
  • Keeping pupils motivated and engaged.

Examples of teaching practice during COVID-19 


EEF Research Schools

The HISP EEF Research School, based at Thornden School in Eastleigh, reflects on their approach to supporting pupils with an EHCP and other vulnerable pupils.

Durrington Research School
Chris Runeckles suggests ways teachers can support students to evaluate at a distance for more successful online learning.
Metacognitive Evaluation To Support Remote Learning: Ten Tips (3 February)


Rosendale Primary School
An outstanding school in Lambeth, which has thought about what their pupils need and what home education should be providing and developed six key principles of home learning.


EdTech Demonstrator Programme

School-to- school support with using technology for remote education
Balcarras School and National Star are proud to be part of the EdTech Demonstrator programme. This is a network of schools and colleges funded to provide peer-to-peer support on making the best use of technology to support remote education.
EdTech Demonstrators are schools and colleges across the country that exemplify excellence in their use of technology. These establishments will provide training through webinars and recorded content, as well as direct and bespoke support for the schools and colleges that need it most. This includes training on how to use digital education platforms effectively (such as Google G Suite for Education, Microsoft Office 365, etc.) to support pupil’s education and to communicate effectively with the school community.
The programme is free to all state-funded schools and colleges across England. Those new to the use of digital education platforms or in receipt of devices from DfE, are particularly encouraged to engage in this programme.
You can find out more about the programme and register your interest in receiving free support here:

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