Covid-19: A guide to teaching and learning this term and beyond

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

In this 12-page, free-to-download guide, we consider what teaching and learning should look like in schools this term and beyond as all pupils return following the Covid-19 lockdown...

This free 12-page download features a range of contributions from teachers, school leaders and other experts – all offering practical reflections, advice and ideas for what teaching and learning should look like and how we can begin to tackle some of the lockdown learning gaps that will emerge as pupils return to the classroom full-time.

Articles include:

  • How will teaching change?
  • Assessing the lockdown learning gaps
  • A look at the role of remote learning from September
  • The specific challenges of supporting SEN students
  • Ideas for how we can take learning outside (and thus reduce infection risks)
  • Primary phase reflections: Effective use of technology, a focus on reading, and intelligent interventions
  • Back to the Future: Prior learning, questioning, cognitive load theory and CPD – all inspired by Marty McFly
  • Secondary phase reflections: Strategies to support year 11 students as they prepare for their GCSEs next summer

This guide has been published with kind support from the National Education Union. You can read the NEU's latest advice on Covid-19 and the wider re-opening of schools via

There are four guides in this Back to School series published by Headteacher Update and our sister magazine SecEd.

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