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Support resources for schools and parents

Tools for schools to help support home learning and maximise the impact of work set.

Support resources for schools:

The Covid-19 crisis has seen schools having to respond rapidly to a host of new challenges. To help support home learning and maximise the impact of work set, the EEF has produced some initial planning and reflection tools, below. We intend to draw upon the expertise of schools, further developing resources that can help everyone 'bounce back' when schools do re-open.

  1. Updated: 21st April, 2020

    Home learning approaches: Planning framework

  2. Updated: 6th May, 2020

    Home learning approaches: Planning framework – blank template

  3. Updated: 18th May, 2020

    Home learning approaches: Planning framework – worked examples

Metacognitive strategies will be particularly important for your pupils if you can’t be with them in the classroom. This framework can help schools create learning sequences while conducting home learning. Adapted from the EEF guidance report, Metacognition and Self-regulated Learning.

  1. Updated: 22nd April, 2020

    Supporting parents and carers at home

  2. Updated: 6th May, 2020

    Parents and carers engaging in home learning: A checklist for schools

Clear tips for communicating with parents in accessing and supporting home learning, distilled from the evidence on parental engagement in EEF guidance reports and our Teaching and Learning Toolkit

  1. Updated: 22nd April, 2020

    Linking learning: Home learning support from mainstream schools

Questions for senior leaders to reflect on when schools set home learning to ensure the needs of disadvantaged pupils are taken into account – built on evidence from five EEF Guidance Reports.

  1. Updated: 17th June, 2020

    Communicating Effectively with Families - Guide for Schools

Practical tips, including suggested text messages and emails schools can send to promote shared reading, home learning routines, and maths at home.

  1. Updated: 6th May, 2020

    Summary of resources for schools

A handy 1-page summary of the EEF’s Covid-19 resources, designed to be used by schools and parents to support home learning, with weblinks. 

Blog: Four tips for a smooth home learning routine

Blog: What learning should we be promoting for home during school closures?

Support resources for schools to share with parents:

The Covid-19 crisis has meant that schools are having to maintain communications with parents and families in very challenges circumstances. Here are some EEF resources to help schools communicate with parents/carers, as well as resources schools can share with families to support home routines and valuable learning opportunities, such as shared reading.

  1. Updated: 21st April, 2020

    7 top tips to support reading at home

7 top tips to support reading at home is also available in the following languages: Bengali, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu. You can access the translations here.

  1. Updated: 7th May, 2020

    7 top tips to support reading at home – for Key Stage 2

Helping families have fun with reading. Adapted from the EEF guidance reports, Preparing for Literacy and Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools.

  1. Updated: 23rd April, 2020

    Helping Home Learning: Read with TRUST simple infographic

The Helping Home Learning Read with TRUST simple infographic is also available in the following languages: Bengali, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu. You can access the translations here.

  1. Updated: 22nd April, 2020

    Helping Home Learning: Read with TRUST full-text infographic

  2. Updated: 22nd April, 2020

    Helping Home Learning: Read with TRUST comic

Easy ways you can make reading a part of every day. Adapted from the EEF guidance report, Preparing for Literacy.

  1. Updated: 23rd April, 2020

    Helping Home Learning: Talk with TRUST full-text infographic

  2. Updated: 22nd April, 2020

    Helping Home Learning: Talk with TRUST simple infographic

The Helping Home Learning: Talk with TRUST simple infographic is also available in the following languages: Bengali, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu. You can access the translations here.

  1. Updated: 20th May, 2020

    Helping Home Learning: Talk with TRUST comic

Tools to help your child think and talk about the world around them. Adapted from the EEF guidance report, Preparing for Literacy and exemplified in our resources for students in the early years and Key Stage 1.

  1. Updated: 21st April, 2020

    Supporting daily routines during school closures

    You can download this video here

  2. Updated: 20th April, 2020

    Supporting home learning routines: Planning the day

Some easy steps you can take to build a great home learning routine with your child. Adapted from the EEF guidance report, Improving Behaviour in Schools.

  1. Updated: 6th May, 2020

    Summary of resources for parents

A handy 1-page summary of the EEF’s Covid-19 resources for parents to support effective home learning, with weblinks.

Blog: Help with home learning - Talk with TRUST

Blog: Supporting parents to undertake brilliant book talk

Blog: Supporting the learning of mathematics at home