Good teaching practice and resources

updated 13 July hide updates
  • Updated link for EdTech demonstrator programme
  • Updated links for FE digital curriculum resources

Remote education resources, including lessons from Oak National Academy, as well as guidance, lesson plans and webinars on teaching remotely.

Early years

Support and resources

Resources from Hungry Little Minds, including simple and fun activities for children (from newborn to age five) that can be shared with parents.

Schools

Guidance

A sector-led remote education good practice guide to support school leaders in developing remote education.

The Education Endowment Foundation Covid-19 support guide for schools includes information on how to support effective remote education.

Support and resources

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.

Computing

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.

Maths

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

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.

Primary Schools

English

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.

Secondary schools

Citizenship

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.

Science

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.

Videos, webinars and training

DfE school-led webinars

The DfE is offering several school-led webinars on remote education to help share good practice.

EdTech Demonstrator programme

The EdTech Demonstrator programme provides schools and colleges free peer-to-peer support on effective use of technology in education.

Schools and colleges who want to access support can register their interest on the EdTech demonstrator schools and colleges website for more information.

Get help with remote education and catch-up provision

On Wednesday 27 January a sector-led online event took place which provided the following:

  • examples of the best approaches to remote education
  • advice on delivering the curriculum virtually, featuring Oak National Academy, the EdTech Demonstrator Network, Microsoft and Google
  • top tips on maintaining wellbeing, motivation and keeping pupils safe whilst delivering remote education
Read the full agenda

The event was led by a selection of primary and secondary schools, including those who have accessed the DfE’s support package and Oak National Academy. Sessions included:

Getting the basics right

This session explored:

  • recommendations to strengthen your remote education strategy
  • long-term sustainable benefits of adopting the DfE's remote education offer
  • use of digital platforms

Delivering the curriculum virtually

This session explored ways to maintain high-quality teaching remotely, including:

  • managing the complexity of delivering lessons to pupils in and outside of the classroom simultaneously
  • ensuring the curriculum is accessible to all pupils
  • ways Oak National Academy can be used interactively
  • maintaining high quality teaching in the remote environment
  • using technology to support catch-up activities

Maintaining wellbeing, motivation and keeping pupils safe

This session explored:

  • how to ensure pupils remain motivated and able to learn
  • supporting school staff, including teacher workload
  • securing e-safety

If you missed the event you can access it on demand.

A follow up event was held on 3 February 2021 where a panel responded to questions asked during (and after) the sector-led session on 27 January 2021. You can watch this event if you missed it.

Further education

Guidance

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 and resources

Support in using educational technology and developing online teaching skills from the Education and Training Foundation.

Digital curriculum content and resources are available from organisations funded by DfE, including Jisc and World Skills UK .

The EdTech Demonstrator programme provides 1:1 support and webinars on a range of ways to improve the quality of remote provision.

The College Collaboration Fund has funded a range of digital resources to support sharing of good practice across FE colleges on a range of topics including staff development, mental health and wellbeing, safeguarding and student progression and transition support.

Fe digital curriculum resources

The The EdTech Demonstrator programme College Collaboration Fund has also funded colleges to produce a range of digital content for the FE sector. The content consists of free, Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) compliant resources for use across the FE curriculum.

Agriculture, horticulture, and animal care

All levels
Level 2
Level 3

Arts, media and publishing

Level 2

Business, administration, finance and law

All levels
Level 3

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Level 1 & 2
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Level 2
Level 3
Level 2 & 3

English and ESOL

Health, public and social care

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Level 3

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Level 1
Level 2 & 3
Level 2
Level 3

Retail and Commercial Enterprise

Level 2 & 3

Mathematics

Entry Level 3
Level 1
GCSE
Level 3

Science

PSHE and wellbeing

All levels

Skills and employment

Case Studies

Colleges and FE providers can access case studies on delivering high-quality remote education.