Lead&Learn: Remote learning


Learn from this special issue of Lead&Learn how to create the best remote learning programme for your school. This includes: mapping out your curriculum; finding the best ways to deliver teaching and learning in practice; ensuring all pupils have access; giving staff the right support; getting parents/guardians on board. This professional development resource with comprehensive planning tools allows you to look at each element of your remote learning programme in detail to make this new learning environment work well for all.




  • How can you best structure your curriculum for remote learning delivery?
  • How can you ensure staff have the skills, resources, tech tools and particularly important the support they need to adapt their teaching and learning (T&L) to a remote setting?
  • How can you plan the T&L so it is accessible, motivating and challenging for all pupils, and secures the required support from their parents/guardians so they can learn well at home?


Covid-19 has brought many changes to how schools operate. One of the biggest challenges for curriculum/T&L leaders is to ensure that the curriculum and whole-school T&L is adapted skilfully to the remote learning environment so that pupils continue to thrive. This issue of Lead&Learn looks at how to go about this – whether it is for full remote, blended or a rota-system style of learning.

This includes having a clear curriculum map showing how and when content will be covered. It means equipping your staff with the skills, resources and tech tools so that they can make their T&L work well in this new format.

It requires your planning oversight, so that staff can work collaboratively and creatively thus reducing their workload and helping secure their positive wellbeing. It involves selecting the right tech tools and apps for your school so they enable T&L to work in this new environment.

It means you ensuring that all pupils have access to the T&L, including those who are not online, and are given the right mix of learning activities, assessment tasks, and reflection work so that their learning continues apace. It means adapting your assessment approaches to ensure fair feedback in a range of formats and to keep track of pupil progress while working remotely.

You need the right policy in place, which should include setting out groundrules for pupil behaviour and what you want your staff to cover. You also need to ensure parents/guardians are on board so that they can play their part in making their child’s home learning a success. So there is much to think about.

This professional development resource allows you to scrutinise each aspect in turn. It includes planning tools throughout so that you can think through every detail of your provision.

Organised into three key areas: core issuesT&L and securing engagement – learn from the advice and examples of good practice in the knowledge articles, then complete the planning tools to make your remote learning programme work in the best way possible. There are nine comprehensive planning tools in total, each designed so you can analyse your current approach to remote learning to identify what changes to prioritise.

This experience has also created a renewed focus on how the curriculum is structured and has encouraged us to rethink how we teach. Use this issue of Lead&Learn to identify which aspects of this new way of working you would benefit from carrying forward and adapting for all future T&L.

Buy this guide today to tap into a rich seam of new strategies, improvement tools, and innovative approaches to shape your remote learning programme into the best experience for all – pupils, staff, parents and the whole school.

Publisher: Inspiration in Education, 2020

Author: Angela Dewsbury

pp: 100 A4

ISBN: 978-1-913503-18-5

Format: ebook – PDF