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19th April 21
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Remote Learning and School Support


The documents below are the directory of resources provided to  secondary schools to  support their work during the period of Covid 19. These have been produced via the Curriculum Recovery Group (Collaborative group  of Secondary  Headteachers and the Secondary LA School Improvement Team) and the Secondary  Consultant Team. 

Whole school level advice can be found on this page. This includes:

  • Whole School Models for Recovery
  • Remote Learning-  Whole School sharing of practice on effective remote learning
  • Curriculum models and support  for Recovery
  • Transition models for Recovery
  • Whole school Behaviour and Attendance advice

Specific advice relating to  Wellbeing, parents, transition and core curriuclum advice can be found via the links above. 

Many useful links to home learning resources can be found via subject associations here:

If you have any questions please email

Whole School Recovery models




The documents below provide schools with  case studies and ideas for whole school reopening. 

Remote Learning- Whole School Teaching and Learning Advice


The documents below provide schools with  ideas for ensuring that  remote learning is as effective as possible. 

Curriculum support and advice for Recovery


This area shares whole school sharing of practice and case studies to support curriculum recovery.

This document is designed as a companion document to the EEF and National Tutoring Programme guidance document: Best Tutoring Practice: Briefing for Schools

Updated 21st May 2020

Transition models for Recovery


This area includes case studies of models of transition during Covid- 19

Year 11 Transition : Adobe Acrobat file (663.3k)
Transition Y6 to Y7 : Adobe Acrobat file (865.3k)

The actions of schools to support good transition from Y6 to Y7 has never been more important. This document poses questions and offeres some guidance on how schools can work to make transition for these students as effective as possible.

Please read alongside Gap Closing Strategy and  Gap Minimising During School Closures. .

The following document provide outline details of how four secondary schools are approaching year 6 to 7 transition during the lockdown. In particular:

  • How they are trying to ensure effective communication with feeder primary schools.
  • What is being organised this term or during the summer closure to replace or adapt the usual events and wider provision around transition.
  • How the curriculum is being adapted during the autumn term or throughout Year 7 to take account of the unique circumstances facing schools and Year 7 pupils in September 2020.

Behaviour and Attendance advice during Covid 19


Suggested policy and support documents relevant to the current situation.

Attendance - Updated advice for Schools (January 2021)


Following the Government announcement of a full national lockdown from January 5th, schools are to remain closed to all but those pupils who are identified as vulnerable and/or the children of critical workers.

The School Attendance Consultants have produced guidance to assist schools in completing the registers which can be downloaded HERE.

Guidance is also available to support schools in engaging parents of pupils who are eligible to attend school where they are reluctant to send them.  This can be downloaded HERE.

BTLS guidance on how to complete SIMS will be posted as soon as possible.

Helen Cable can be contacted by email

See the attached guide.

The BTLS SIMS patch enables the use of additional attendance codes to support more efficient register taking and completion of the DFE return.

COVID 19 example behaviour policy addendum




There is no requirement to update the pupil support statement. However, some schools may feel that this is sensible to add clarity. An example can be found here:



Further updates for attendance


At the present time, school attendance updates are to be found on the schools portal at:

The main LCC postings on progress and updates can be found at:


DFE contacts around school attendance and school closure


Guidance for education settings can be found at:

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Today, we have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless directed to do so by Public Health England.

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