DE Covid-19 Guidance

  • Overarching DE Guidance for schools and education settings is available at COVID- 19 Guidance


Remote Learning

  • Circular 2021/25 provides guidance on the circumstances in which remote learning can be utilised should individual school circumstances mean it is necessary for short periods. The circular also provides a list of key issues for schools to take into  account when considering employing remote learning due to staffing shortages.


  • Circular 2021/01 Guidance on Remote Learning provides advice and guidance to schools on supporting remote learning. It outlines a range of key principles which should underpin schools’ approaches to their remote learning programmes.



  • Advice and guidance and also a range of support materials to assist parents are available on the Supporting the Curriculum and Assessment in 2021/22 section of the CCEA website (CCEA Supporting Curriculum and Assessment)


  • Whilst specifically linked to the Curriculum in England, the  Oak National Academy   is an online classroom and resource hub. It provides teachers with free lessons and resources for pupils aged from 4 to 16 and contains many thousands of videos and resources which may be a useful resource for schools as they plan their remote provision (


  • Cambridge Assessment has compiled a useful list of online tools which can assist with remote learning and has catalogued them according to type eg collaboration tools, surveys and quizzes and formative assessment  tools.  Cambridge Assessment - online learning tools


  • The Education Endowment Foundation has provided a Guide for Schools on how to communicate with parents during the COVID-19 pandemic, which schools may find useful.


Curriculum Planning





Professional Learning

Supporting learning is a suite of resources designed to meet teachers’ professional learning needs during this school year. Access is also via  the  tab  on  the My  School landing page. Materials and details of webinars are updated regular