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Learning in the Home

A launch of daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for Year 1 through to Year 10, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. 

The homeschooling lessons have been created with teachers and other educational experts and feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games. You can check back every weekday for brand new lessons.        How to Use BBC Bitesize Daily

Home Learning Resources
A booklet of on-line and other education services that are available to teachers and parents during the period of Covid-19 ‘lockdown’.

Starline is a national home learning helpline offering expert information and advice to parents and carers. Call 0330 313 9162 or send us a message

BP Educational Service
BPES has hundreds of resources that are free to access and open to everyone. To support home learning, we’ve curated our top activities to support students, teachers and parents during these unprecedented times.

SEND Resources
This initial list of SEND resources has been developed with a focus on accessibility and inclusivity.

SEND Resources For Teachers
A range of resources for teachers.

Online safety activities you can do from home
As your children spend more time at home and are going to be online more than ever, Childnet has pulled together a list of easy-to-use resources. They are broken up into ages and include quick activities, films and plenty more fun ways to engage your children. From identifying fake news to online bullying – there is plenty for you to use and adapt for your family.

Childnet will be adding more content for each age group as time goes on, and if there are any particular topics or ways of working you would like to see more of don't hesitate to message or tweet @childnet. @VespaMindset
A great organising tool for A Level and GCSE.The VESPA system looks at the importance of non-cognitive skills in educational success. Developed by two teachers with over 40 years’ combined teaching experience, VESPA draws extensively on academic research and classroom experience to develop a system that supports student learning, helping every learner become the best they can be.
Teachers, parents and carers, some free resources to help you with #homelearning are available from @MathsMastery ➖➕➗. Based on international evidence and practice, this school improvement programme aims to enhance students’ enjoyment, resilience, understanding and attainment in mathematics.

Exams Advice

The months preceding exams are crucial for students as they prepare to sit GCSEs, A levels and/or BTEC assessments. These are important exams for students as the grades achieved will determine what they do next in life and they will want to achieve the best grades that they can. This can be helped when there is a good partnership between the student, the school and parents.

Don't leave it until the last minute.
While some students do seem to thrive on last-minute cramming, it's widely accepted that (for most of us) this is not the best way to approach an exam. To help with your time management, set up a revision timetable for your study. Write down how many exams you have and the days on which you have to sit them. Then organize your study accordingly. You may want to give some exams more study time than others, so find a balance that you feel comfortable with.

Look after yourself during exams.

Get plenty of sleep. Go to bed at the same time every night. You'll be able to stay up late as much as you like when exams are over!

Eat properly. Eating a balanced diet enriched with vitamins will make you more alert and positive. Your five-a-day is crucial more than ever right now.

Keep moving. Exercise can help train your brain. Like a sensible diet, regular exercise will make you more alert and positive.

Don't use your phone just before you go to sleep. To get the right kind of sleep, you need to clear your mind and wind down first.

See some useful links below.

Student Guide - Managing Exams

Exam Revision Advice

NSPCC Childline's Beat Exam Stress

Exam Stress Advice