Updated: Online resources curated/created by schools or trusts

18 January 2021

We are collating remote learning resources and other tips curated/created by schools and trusts, so all can benefit. This page will be updated regularly, so please email comms@challengepartners.org if you have resources to share with other schools or tag us on Twitter @ChallengePartnr

On this page we have details of:

  • Sharing Leading Practice events
  • Recent Ofsted visit insights
  • Digital learning tips and resources 
  • Wellbeing resources
  • Recovery curricula
  • Resources for disadvantaged pupils 
  • Resources for special schools and SEND pupils
  • Lessons from America
  • CPD resources
  • Children in school resources
  • Links to official information eg DfE, NHS and translated NHS advice

There are further resources here including on anti-racism in schools. NB: Partner schools can access a far more extensive range of resources shared by trusts and schools, catalogued by theme, in the Members Area (login required). 

Sharing Leading Practice

Join us at our virtual and face to face Sharing Leading Practice events, which offer great opportunities to learn, collaborate and challenge. We also have an archive of any webinars which you may have missed.


Blog: When inspectors called - insight into processs of recent Ofsted visit

Tips for digital learning

 Resources for digital learning

  • Teaching staff  at Holy Cross Catholic Primary in South London have made personal films for their classes, and parents welcomed this human contact and encouragement. They also still send a newsletter each week to foster a sense of community and encourage small steps/achievement.
  • Sally Garrett headteacher of The Ashley School Academy Trust said Picture News have some great resources based around current affairs, and Lucy's in Lockdown is a fabulous ebook exploring social and emotional aspects of lockdown. Also Developing Experts, a science programme (£100 for 3 years) where everyone has home login and the school can set lessons to do. 
  • The Brilliant Club are offering free pupils resources here, including videos about life at university and the chance to a modern history masterclass about religious minorities in the time of a pandemic.
  • Oak National Academy, a new online classroom and resource hub, will be launched and available to all teachers from 21st April. 40 teachers are producing over 180 online lessons each week until schools fully re-open, covering core subjects from maths and English, to art and languages. Click here to access the site.
  • Leo Academy Trust shared these for primary schools: regularly updated website links for distance learning and CPD
  • Chartered School of Teaching have put together a page of resources/links.
  • English mastery and maths mastery links here for primary and secondary schools.
  • We've had good feedback from LEO academies about schoolexams.co.uk, a platform that hosts past papers for KS2 and GCSE. They would like to offer free licenses for 6 months to all schools in our network as a supplementary resource for students.
  • Chiltern TSA: BBC Bitesize has always been a brilliant resource, which covers the curriculum and is divided into each key stage.
  • Charles Dickens Primary School: Our Virtual School is live! Lessons for every year inc. French, music, art. Where possible, everything you need to join in Head over to the website - find your year! 
  • Elliot Costas-Walker in Knowsley worked with Oxford University Press to support trusts and schools with Home Learning. OUP have put together comprehensive support and have opened up many of their platforms for schools to use to facilitate learning at home – for primaries and secondary schools: Oxford Owl free access for School and Home – wealth of free content on Owl for Home, including our full eBook library, activity sheets, and support videos, which will help parents whilst children are away from the classroom. 


Recovery curriculum

Provision for vulnerable and disadvantaged children

 Resources for special schools and SEND

  • The TES are offering free webinars from expert SEND consultants on how to overcome the implications of school closures and general SEN top tips. Starting on 21st April, sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Contributors include Jo Johnson, David Bartram, Natalie Packer, Abigail Hawkins and Carol Vorderman. Find out more and register here.
  • UCL centre for inclusive education have launched a Facebook group to support parents of students with special needs.

Lessons from America

Jay Altman of Firstline Schools spoke to our National Network Meeting and recommended these US resources:


 Children in school