In 2020 the Department for Education (DfE) outlined its plans to tackle the impact of lost teaching time with a £1 billion package.
£350 million of this funding will focus on tutoring pupils from the most disadvantaged backgrounds through the National Tutoring Programme
Online and home learning has played a key role in narrowing the gap, and this will continue to be the case - which is why we're growing our online resources as part of our education recovery packages in science
Everything we do is focused on the characteristics of great science teaching, the most impactful and rapid way to get your pupils back on track. By identifying the areas of development needed, we can help you with resources and professional development to support you, to support your pupils, in a sustained recovery.
Here's a selection of useful resources and CPD courses suitable for tutors, teachers and mentors, whether in a school or home learning setting.
To support remote learning, we've put together this 'Starters for Science' resource collection with
easy activities for children aged 4-11, plus this list of science apps
that can be used on smartphones. We also have a range of free remote lessons
covering a variety of topics, including evolution, forces and the human body. These have all been created and recorded by our subject experts.
The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) has a number of resources supporting home teaching, including a timetable of sequential, topic-led activities and live online support.
The NCCE is also working with OAK National Academy,
an online classroom and resource hub providing high-quality video lessons and resources to support teachers, parents and pupils, both at school and at home.
The Teach Computing curriculum
contains everything you need to teach computing at key stages 1 to 4, including lesson plans, slides, worksheets, homework and assessment.
At A Level, the NCCE brings you Issac Computing
, which support KS5 students to catch up using a self-study approach. Tutors can elect and set self-marking homework questions, pinpoint areas to work on and manage progress in a personal markbook.
The NCCE also has subject knowledge assessments
to help you assess where a student is in a particular topic area
. These are free online self-marking assessments that allow you to evaluate a student's knowledge to inform your tutoring in the coming year.
There are a number of STEM Learning courses that are remotely delivered and suitable for tutors to develop their skills and subject knowledge at both primary and secondary level.
To support tutors with the basic principles of computing and computer science, the NCCE has introductory courses at both primary and secondary level.
Introduction to primary computing
KS3 for non-specialists
An introduction to algorithms, programming and data in GCSE computer science
An introduction to computer systems, networking and security in GCSE computer science