Government information February 2021-
Supporting your child during remote education
Parents and carers should not feel that they need to set work for their child.
However, the resources below can help you plan your child’s days during this period. These resources may also be useful for pupils and students to use alongside the work provided by their school or college.
If you need further support, we encourage you to speak to your child’s school or college about their remote education offer.
Engaging children at home
The Education Endowment Fund has produced support resources for parents. These include:
- ways to support your child’s reading at home
- advice on how to establish a routine with your child
Mental health and wellbeing
You can read guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) is also available.
The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:
- Every Mind Matters
- Public Health England
- Child Bereavement UK and the Childhood Bereavement Network
- Youth Sport Trust and Sport England
- Young Minds
- Think Ninja
- Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Support Hub
Resources for parents of children with SEND
We have worked with a range of other organisations to create extra resources for parents of children with SEND:
- COVID-19 educational resources from The Sensory Projects
- SEND-specific resources for learning from home from Tech Ability
- advice on supporting children with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from the Council for Disabled Children
- resources for under 5s from the Early Years Alliance
Curriculum materials are also available:
- specialist content for pupils with SEND from Oak National Academy
- SEND-specific BBC resources and activities
Additional educational resources
Your child’s school or college may suggest resources on their website.
The following examples are used by many schools and teachers, but parents may find them useful too:
The Rona Hub-
Worcestershire County Council launched The Rona Hub, for younger communities in the county. Aimed primarily at people under 30, the site is designed to help young people access the latest advice and support on Coronavirus-
BBC bitesize lessons-
BBC primary teaching resources-