Good teaching practice and resources
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.
A sector-led remote education good practice guide to support school leaders in developing remote education contingency plans.
Guidance on adapting teaching practice for remote education .
The Education Endowment Foundation Covid-19 support guide for schoolsincludes information on how to support effective remote education.
Resources and curriculum support
Example lesson plans shared by schools to help teachers adapt their classroom practice for remote education.
All key stages
Video and interactive lessons from Oak National Academy for reception up to year 11 to support remote education.
Primary and secondary resources from BBC Bitesize for teachers and pupils.
Teach Computing helps you discover training, resources and guidance to support you in teaching computing with confidence. Computing hubs offer local, tailored support to schools and colleges to improve the teaching of computing and increase participation in computer science.
Advanced Mathematics Support Programme aims to increase participation and improve teaching in level 3 maths qualifications.
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics provides materials and guidance to help schools adapt maths teaching for pupils being educated both remotely and in the classroom.
Maths Hubs bring together maths professionals in a collaborative national network of 40 hubs, each led locally by an outstanding school or college, to develop excellent practice.
Music Education Hubs bring together local authorities, schools and art, community or voluntary organisations to make sure all pupils have access to music education.
Relationships, sex, and health education
Support and training materials for schools to help train teachers on relationships, sex, and health education.
Resources from Hungry Little Minds, including simple and fun activities for children (from newborn to age five) that can be shared with parents.
English Hubs offer support (resources and training) to eligible, local schools, including local authority maintained schools, academies and free schools. This is to improve teaching of phonics, early language and reading in reception and year 1.
The Deliberative Classroom is a project to support teachers to lead knowledge-based discussions and debates with students on topical issues relating to fundamental British values, citizenship and equality.
Modern foreign languages
The National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) works in partnership with university researchers, teacher educators, expert practitioners, and 18 specialist teachers in 9 leading schools across the country. These form language hubs to improve language curriculum design and pedagogy. Support includes professional development tools, teaching resources and workshops.
Isaac Physics is an online platform that offers support and physics problem solving activities to students transitioning from GCSE to sixth-form college, and progressing to university. It also helps to reduce teacher workload.
Institute of Physics provides free, bespoke support for teachers of physics to increase the take-up of A level physics, particularly by girls.
Science Learning Partnerships improve science teaching, including facilitating continuous professional development and providing support for schools to increase the take-up of GCSE triple science.
Accessing and buying resources for remote education
Help with accessing and buying resources for remote education.
DfE school-led webinars
The DfE is offering several school-led webinars on remote education to help share good practice.
EdTech Demonstrator webinars
The EdTech Demonstrator programme helps schools and colleges with support for remote education. Their webinars can support schools that are looking for help to improve the quality of their remote provision in line with the expectations set out in the guidance on restricting attendance during the national lockdown. Webinars include:
- contingency planning guidance
- setting up a virtual classroom
- using platforms such as Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) or Microsoft Office 365
- using technology to support pupils with special education needs (SEND)
- keeping pupils safe online
- embedding technology across your organisation and introducing a digital strategy
See all of EdTech's upcoming events on their website
Guidance on how FE colleges can use the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund and the adult education budget to help students overcome financial barriers to participation in remote education.
Support in using educational technology and developing online teaching skills from the Education and Training Foundation
Digital content and resources are available from organisations funded by DfE, including Jisc and World Skills UK.
DfE has also funded colleges to produce a range of content for the FE sector. The content consists of free, Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) compliant resources for use across the FE curriculum.
Health, public and social care
Science and mathematics
- Numeracy entry level 3 (SCORM) - 30 topics
- Numeracy level 1 (SCORM) - 30 topics
- Maths level 1 (SCORM) - 30 topics
Agriculture, horticulture, and animal care
Business, administration, finance and law
- Business and entrepreneurship (SCORM) - 22 topics
English and ESOL
- Literacy entry level 3 (SCORM) - 30 topics
- English level 2 (SCORM) - 30 topics
- Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) level 2, SCORM - 15 topics
- English to speakers of other langauges (ESOL) videos - 3 topics
PSHE and wellbeing
- Mental health (SCORM) - 13 topics
Skills and employment
- Employability (SCORM) - 5 topics
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