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How alternative learning provision can support young learners on the return to school

Alternative learning provision allows students to be taught effectively while adhering to social distancing measures and could play a key role as schools emerge from lockdown...

Recent government advice states that schools will soon begin the process of reopening their doors to pupils, although this comes with a new set of challenges faced by teachers, parents and students.

With suggestions of social distancing in the classroom, smaller class sizes, staggered schooling hours and socially isolated pods, there has never been a more appropriate time to consider how synchronous online learning can support schools in delivering more effective blended learning programmes.

During the last decade, it has not been uncommon to hear of overstretched teachers with a rise in responsibilities but a fall in government funding. For many teachers, this has created an environment where they are unable to dedicate the attention needed to vulnerable students.

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