Schools are still working out the best approaches for remote education, including the appropriate use of “live teaching” and how to align the in-school curriculum with learning from home. Pete Henshaw reports on Ofsted's latest Covid-19 inspection report


Ofsted’s latest report into how schools are coping with the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the extent of the challenges facing teachers and senior leaders when planning curriculum coverage for pupils who are self-isolating or awaiting test results.

The report finds that some schools consider live lessons difficult to deliver because of safeguarding concerns, while others believe they help teachers to spot safeguarding issues at home.

Schools also told inspectors that it was more challenging to deliver remote education for just a few children, as opposed to catering for entire bubbles.

The reports are based on visits to 266 primary schools, 87 secondary schools and 27 other settings including pupil referral units and special schools between September 29 and October 23.

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