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Support resources for schools

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.

List of resources:

  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?