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DFE LogoGuidance for full opening - schools is now available here.

It is the DfE's plan that all pupils, in all year groups, will return to school full-time from the beginning of the autumn term.

This guidance is intended to support schools, both mainstream and alternative provision, to prepare for this.  It applies to primary, secondary (including sixth forms), infant, junior, middle, upper, school-based nurseries and boarding schools.  We expect independent schools to follow the control measures set out in this document in the same way as state-funded schools.  The guidance also covers expectations for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND), including those with education, health and care plans, in mainstream schools.

Separate guidance is available for early yearsfurther education colleges and for special schools.

Read Gavin Williamson's letter published this morning here.


Supporting Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Trauma

10 sessions now available on understanding and supporting children and young people who have experienced trauma.

Session 1 - The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe

Session 2 - Rebuilding Trust: Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

Session 3 - Our Own Wellbeing: Self-Care and Organisational Care

Session 4 - Our Own Wellbeing Part 2: Mindfulness is a Superpower

Session 5 - 'Reopening’ Schools: Five key trauma-informed considerations re managing transitions for everyone’s wellbeing

Session 6 - The Podcast: Trust, Safety and Everyone's Wellbeing

Session 7 - What about when it goes wrong?

Session 8 - A Choice Between Two Webinars

Session 9 - Teaching the social and emotional skills not yet learned

Session 10 - We Need to Talk About Shame


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 EDX Education and Teacher Training Courses


EdX offers online education courses covering a broad range of topics from educational policy and history to curriculum design and teaching techniques. Explore case studies in teaching and learn about how technology is increasing access to quality education on an unprecedented scale.

Free and costed programmes from international providers including universities.


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 Whole School SEND Resources from NASEN

Whole School SEND resources from the NASEN SEND Gateway

  1. Condition-specific videos 
  2. Whole School SEND Review Suite 
  3. Whole School SEND Review Guide
  4. Demonstrating Inclusion Tool 
  5. Effective SENCO Deployment 
  6. Preparing for Adulthood from the Earliest Years Review Guide 
  7. SEND Reflection Framework
  8. Teaching Assistant Deployment Review Guide 
  9. MAT SEND Review Guide 
  10. Early Years SEND Review Guide
  11. SEND Governance Review Guide
  12. A guide to making conversations count for all families (NHS Ask, Listen, Do)


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 Online Teaching Courses from Future Learn

Join online education courses to support teachers' professional learning and development. Enhance how you teach subjects such as English as a foreign language or STEM, or try new approaches to assessment, behaviour management or special needs provision.

Notes: Different levels of membership/cost

FREE to Costed Courses


 Taking Your Teaching Online

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now.

Take a look at all Open University courses. If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.



 Cousera - Free online education courses

Cousera courses explore the practice of teaching from both an applied and theoretical perspective. Subtopics include educational
policy, education technology, K-12 education, and teacher training

Coursera offers courses from international providers including universities both costed and free


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 Open Learn Education and Development Courses

From 1 to 100 hours of learning - discover hundreds of free courses to inspire and inform everyone.

Browse subject categories to explore new topics or look for reference material for a course you are already studying.

Notes: Level 1 introductory-Level 3 advanced



Useful Links

We've collected and listed links and resources we think you may find useful. If you know of / have used resources/web sites which have helped you e.g. with particular subjects or topics and which could be shared here, please contact us with details. We will check them and publish them as appropriate.

CPD & Research | Remote Learning | Wellbeing | SEND  

CPD & Research

The Online Educator: People and Pedagogy - FutureLearn

Dyslexia Awareness - Microsoft, developed by Made By Dyslexia

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning - Lyfta, developed by the British Council

Why wellbeing first? - Hayes

Focus on SEND training - Nasen

How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students - FutureLearn

Take your teaching online - The Open University

Leadership of Education Technology in Schools - FutureLearn

John Hattie: Visible Learning

Education Policy Institute - Effective CPD : The effects of high-quality professional development on teachers and students

Education Endowment Foundation - Putting Evidence to Work - A School’s Guide to Implementation

Education Endowment Foundation - The Big Picture 

The Chartered College of Teaching 

British Educational Research Association (BERA)

National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

That's A Claim

Teacher Tapp

Teaching Remotely in Times of Need

BBC Radio 4 - The Educators Podcasts

Remote Learning

EdTech Demonstrator

Rapid evidence assessment examining the existing research to support the remote learning of pupils

Teaching Effectively with Google Classroom 

Oak National Academy

Designing effective online activities 

Mary Myatt Lab





















Dig Deep 


Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues

Sigma TSA - Supporting Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Trauma Webinars - 10 different sessions now available

TSC SW Podcast #1 : Leadership Resilience

Mentally Healthy Schools Resource Library

Mentally Healthy Schools Covid-19 Toolkits

Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma

We all have mental health: an introduction for teachers

Child protection for teachers

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Making sense of mental health problems

Keeping them safe

Young people and their mental health

ACEs: Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences & Early Trauma

Professional relationships with young people

Emotional intelligence at work

Understanding young minds

Safeguarding – child sexual abuse and exploitation

Introduction to child psychology

Get moving, get healthy

Understanding depression and low mood in young people


SEND code of practice: 0 to 25 years

Changes to the law on education, health and care needs assessments and plans due to coronavirus

Modification notice from DfE: EHC plans legislation changes

Bristol's SEND Local Offer - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Home learning support materials

Studio III - Education and Media for SEND : Includes a range of instructional videos