The Department for Education (DfE) has published an initial list of free online educational resources to help children to learn at home. The websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.
The list includes subject-specific resources for:
Individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to replace a schools’ planned curriculum but may be useful for parents in considering how they could support their children’s education.
Schools may also wish to explore this initial list of resources as they consider how they continue to support children’s education.
The DfE will be reviewing and updating the list over time – this list of resources is not exhaustive and there are many other resources available to schools.
Keeping Children Safe Online
The DfE has published Safeguarding guidance which provides further information on how to keep children safe online: ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers’
Department for Education coronavirus helpline
Telephone 0800 046 8687
If you have a query about coronavirus (COVID-19), relating to schools and other educational establishments in England contact the DfE helpline.
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and weekends 10am to 4pm.
If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.
The DfE regularly updates their official guidance during the pandemic for schools, colleges and other educational providers.