Remote Learning

Remote Education Provision 

Safeguarding of our students is always our priority whether learning from home or in school. Students learning from home will receive regular safeguarding and wellbeing checks whilst at home.

Please follow the link, below, for the Remote Education Provision, this information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to students and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions or Public Health England guidance changes and requires entire or large numbers of students in cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

Remote Education Provision - Information for Parents and Carers

Students, parents and carers, if you require any support with remote learning, please contact your child's tutor by phone/email or the school office on (01793) 209198.

Remote Communication with Families - Risk Assessment 

User Guides

Accelerated Reader
Accelerated Reader allows our students to log-in and access reading books on the internet. Please follow the link to Log-in to Accelerated Reader and to view the Parents and Carers Guide to Accelerated Reader 

How to use Evidence for Learning – Parent/Carer Guide

Microsoft Teams Starter Guide

My Maths Guide

OneDrive Guide 

Staying Safe Online

Churchward School, celebrate Safer Internet Day every year. It’s celebrated across the globe, with thousands of young people joining in across the UK to explore how they can use the internet responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to focus on online safety with your child – whether that’s trying out some of the learning activities in this pack, asking about what they like to do online or using their favourite app or game with them. You could support the day on social media, tell other friends and family about the day, or ask your child for their best tips for staying safe online. Find out more here:

At Churchward School we believe that learning about staying safe online is very important. We make sure all our students are aware of risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.  
The CEOP Education programme is founded on six values to ensure safe, effective and child-centred delivery of online safety education. There are great resources online which you can use with your child to reinforce the importance of online safety. Follow the link to view the Thinkuknow Online Safety Website

Useful Links

Swindon Borough Council Home Learning Resources
Lots more SEND specific and Coronavirus support resources from Swindon Borough Council

Oak National Academy – learning resources provided by the government

English – film clips for education or entertainment – English revision quizzes – spelling and grammar games – a whole host of English games to develop reading, writing, spelling and grammar – spelling, punctuation and grammar games – spelling games – vocabulary games – word searches and puzzles – live readings

Audible, part of, has released a collection of hundreds of free audiobooks for children.

Maths – Free during COVID-19: 5 maths lessons for each year group up to Year 8. – maths games – maths games – more maths games

Variety of Learning Games – BBC bitesize – all subjects – games for all subjects – English, maths and problem solving games – maths and reading games – crafts, cooking, science, games – National Geographic  – Basics of British sign language (BSL)

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University (UK), but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could be of interest to young people.

Khan Academy – – Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

Futurelearn – – Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca – – For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher-level material.

Blockly – – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch – – Creative computer programming

Ted Ed – – All sorts of engaging educational videos

Duolingo – – Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science – – Free science lessons

Crest Awards – – Science awards you can complete from home.

The Kids Should See This – – Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course – – YouTube videos on many subjects

Big History Project – – Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.

Geography Games – – Geography gaming!

DK Find Out – – Activities and quizzes

Free language lessons: Rosetta Stone is giving free access for schoolchildren to use its language courses for the next three months, saving parents the usual £50 fee. Go to

Teaching Remotely for Grades K – 12 | Free Resources and Strategies

History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

For older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:


Wellbeing/Thrive/Get Active

National Online Safety - 12 Top Tips to Supporting Mental Wellbeing Through Nature Online and Offline

Parents and Carers guide to creative expression of emotion

Thrive - The Wellbeing Toolkit

BBC Earth Kids Channel on YouTube 

Happy Newspaper Resources please follow the links for two free booklets:
Happy Newspaper Free Resource Pack 1
Happy Newspaper Free Resource Pack 2

30 day lego challenge – Please follow link for the Lego Challenge Sheet

Swindon Borough Council Social Distancing Week One – Please follow link to view Social Distancing Week One

Swindon Borough Council Social Distancing Week Two – Please follow link to view Social Distancing Week Two

Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 1

Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 2

Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 3

Please follow link to view Thrive Activity – Week 4

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Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 9

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Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 11

Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 12

Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 13

Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 14

Please follow link to view Thrive Activities – Week 15 – GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are! – Joe Wicks 5 minute workouts for kids

The Body Coach TV on YouTube with over 250 free workouts

Music with Myleene Klass

The NHS has 24 free instructor-led videos covering aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga. They range from 10 to 45 minutes long, and are available at

Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Cooking with Jamie Oliver)


National Theatre – Free full length plays every Thursday on You tube

From Broadway – free plays and musicals you can stream.

For 10 of the world’s best virtual art gallery tours see list and links at 

For a list of 500 museums with virtual tours: – the list defaults to listing some of the most popular options first, but you can also sort them in alphabetic order or look at where they all are on a map.

Lots of big names including Robin Ince, Al Murray and Josie Long are playing the Stay at Home festival from the Cosmic Shambles Network. All the shows, for now, will be live only and free to watch, though donations are being encouraged.

The Montreux jazz festival has just made more than 50 festival concerts available to stream for free, including performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple and Carlos Santana. You can access them for free for 30 days. Go to and enter the code FREEMJF1M.

Best family movies from around the world plus lesson plans for kids: