Last reviewed on 5 October 2020
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Find out what to expect from your remote learning policy, and questions to ask when approving it, so you can be confident that your school has clear and consistent expectations.

Main points to look out for

Below we suggest what might be included in a remote learning policy but, since it’s not statutory, policies can vary.

It’s not meant as a guide for writing a policy, since that’s your school leaders’ job, but use it to give you a sense of what you’re looking for.

Roles and responsibilities

Who will do what under the policy, such as:

  • Governing board – monitor the school’s approach to providing remote learning and make sure staff are certain that systems are secure
  • Teachers – set work, provide feedback, keep in touch with pupils and parents, and attend virtual meetings with staff
  • Pupils and parents – be contactable during the required times, complete work to set deadlines and seek help from teachers/the school when needed

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