Educating your child at home
All schools have provided their pupils with work to do, either by email or on their website.
Getting help and support with home learning
If you need specific help and support with home learning you should contact your child's school directly.
The Outreach Inclusion Service offers support to children who are more vulnerable (e.g. those with challenging behaviour and/or a poor attendance record), but who do not have a social worker or an education, health and care plan. Find out more about our Outreach Inclusion Service.
This service has counsellors and therapists who can offer sessions with children or parents and carers to help them cope better while at home.
Online resources to help with home learning
There are lots of online resources available to keep your child busy and learning during this time. Here are some ideas:
- Find daily lessons, videos and activities on the BBC website.
- Watch 'Lockdown Learning' programmes on BBC iPlayer for students, teachers and parents during lockdown.
- Explore thousands of free, high quality video lessons and resources on the Oak National Academy website. These are for Early Years to KS4.
- Find online learning resources on the ClickView website.
- Read online educational resources on the Department for Education website.
- Find resources for adults looking after primary school children during COVID-19 on the Department for Education website
- Find resources for adults looking after secondary school children during COVID-19 on the Department for Education website.
- Read a range of home activities to help keep young people engaged and connected with their community on the Stephen Lawrence Trust website.
Help accessing the internet
Parents, carers and pupils cannot apply for laptops, tablets or internet access. You should contact your school for help accessing remote education.
Mobile data packages are available for families who need it. Find out more information on mobile data packages on the Government website.
It is possible to use a PlayStation or Xbox to access popular online learning platforms such as Microsoft Teams. Find out how to use a PlayStation or Xbox to help with online learning on the Wired website.
Families under pressure
The Maudsley Trust has shared some simple tips to help deal with negative emotions and behaviour during this stressful time. These tools have been formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts and are proven to work with families. These tools include:
- Help with difficult behaviour (Tips 1-8)
- Help with negative emotions (Tips 9-12)
Help in other languages
The below resources are available in many different languages:
- Find guidance on how to talk to children about COVID-19 in your language on the Save the Children website.
- Download an information and activity book about COVID-19 in your language on the MindHeart website.
- Download a story book to support your child's mental health during COVID-19 on the IASC website in your language.
- Read COVID-19 parenting tips on the Parenting for Lifelong Health website in your language.