Back to School Guide: Teaching & Learning

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
Download Supplement
Image: Adobe Stock

In this 12-page guide, we consider what teaching and learning should look like in schools from this September when all pupils are due to return following the Covid-19 lockdown...

Our free Back to School guides offer advice ahead of September and the wider opening of schools.

This free 12-page download features a range of contributions from teachers, school leaders and other experts – all offering practical reflections, advice and ideas for what teaching and learning should look like and how we can begin to tackle some of the lockdown learning gaps that will emerge as pupils return to the classroom full-time.

Articles include:

  • How will teaching change?
  • Assessing the lockdown learning gaps
  • A look at the role of remote learning from September
  • The specific challenges of supporting SEN students
  • Ideas for how we can take learning outside (and thus reduce infection risks)
  • Primary phase reflections: Effective use of technology, a focus on reading, and intelligent interventions
  • Back to the Future: Prior learning, questioning, cognitive load theory and CPD – all inspired by Marty McFly
  • Secondary phase reflections: Strategies to support year 11 students as they prepare for their GCSEs next summer

This guide has been published with kind support from the National Education Union. You can read the NEU's latest advice on Covid-19 and the wider re-opening of schools via

There are four guides in this Back to School series published by SecEd and our sister magazine Headteacher Update.

For each guide, there is a related episode of The SecEd Podcast featuring further best practice discussion, advice and guidance. These podcasts are publishing in September and October 2020. Find them at


Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code
Sign up SecEd Bulletin