Tools for schools to help support home learning and maximise the impact of work set.
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.
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.
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.
Both prior to and throughout partial school closures, schools have been providing practical strategies for home, tailoring their communications to have most impact and reach and offering more sustained support where needed. These three case studies offer a window into schools that have been testing out approaches inspired by the recommendations in the guidance report:
These EEF case studies can be shared with senior leadership teams, governors, and teaching staff as part of each school’s drive to engage with evidence and assess how best to implement the right strategies for their students.
Practical tips, including suggested text messages and emails schools can send to promote shared reading, home learning routines, and maths at home.
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.
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.
Easy ways you can make reading a part of every day. Adapted from the EEF guidance report, Preparing for Literacy.
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.
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.
A handy 1-page summary of the EEF’s Covid-19 resources for parents to support effective home learning, with weblinks.