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Remote teaching: How to develop staff expertise

From setting clear goals to providing short feedback loops, Jacob Senior offers some suggestions for how schools can develop their teachers' remote teaching and ed-tech skills

Lead remote teaching development from the top

If possible, delegate the oversight of your remote teaching development to a member of your senior leadership team. You will probably need to refocus your priorities to do this, but it will help you embed excellent remote teaching practices for as long as you need them. Ideally, protect time for this member of staff to get up to speed.

This staff member (we will refer to them as a “remote teaching lead” for ease) should:

Your remote teaching lead should gather suitable resources for your entire school, but it is up to department and phase leaders to decide and curate what works for their team – especially if remote teaching practices vary across departments or phases.

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