Help and support for schools during the current COVID-19 restrictions: READ MORE
Google for Education

If your school operates
mainly Google software

Our Senior Educational Consultant Dave Fitzpatrick, has put together a simple video that explains how to set up a virtual classroom, using Google Meet, to ensure that learning continues remotely, without necessitating staff or students to physically get together in the same location.

Setting up a Virtual Classroom
using Google Meet
     Google Hangouts
and recording meetings


Google Meet vs Google Stream

Dave has recorded further video tutorials on using Google Chat,
and overcoming the user limits on a single Google Sheet.

Using Google Hangouts Chat     Sharing a Google Sheet
with your whole school

 
We have also collated a selection
of useful articles and resources aimed at
schools primarily using Google for Education and G Suite.

Google for Education:
Useful links
Microsoft

If your school operates
mainly Microsoft software

If you are already using Office 365 for Education, Microsoft Teams is included and is the simplest way to establish remote learning within your school.

Introduction to Office 365
and Microsoft Teams
Using Teams to create
a how-to video

 
We have also collated a selection
of useful articles and resources aimed at
schools primarily using Microsoft in Education and Offce 365.

Microsoft in Education:
Useful links
.

RM Integris

If your school uses RM Integris MIS

Our MIS Support Team is keeping our Help pages up-to-date with the latest guidance from the Department for Education, whether your setting is partially or fully closed.

We are also providing advice on how to use your system to:
• Access RM Integris from home
• Take attendance according to DfE guidelines
• Communicate with parents and carers
• Log staff absences
 

RM Integris help pages
RM Integris

Staying connected

Broadband and mobile networks are under increased demand because of the coronavirus, with many families online together during the day for home working and schooling. Ofcom have provided some great tips on how we can all manage how we use our connections.
 

Top tips to stay connected

RM Easimaths

Online primary school maths software - free for 4 months

With most children in the UK now at home and being taught remotely for an extended period, we would like to offer schools RM Easimaths for free for 4 months as a fun way for children ages 4-12 to keep their maths skills up. Just 10-15 minutes a day can maintain and improve core maths skills and allow children to grow at a pace that suits them.

Suitable for primary and special schools of any size,
the online lessons are compatible with most devices and
operating systems, except iOS.

Parental Engagement

RM Integris customers can access Parent Hub free

At times like these we recognise that one audience who you may need to keep in close contact with is parents. Parent Hub integrates with our MIS system, RM Integris, to help you do this seamlessly. The service provides Android and iPhone apps, SMS and email messaging - from whole-school broadcasts to communicating with an individual parent.

Parent Hub will waive broadcast fees for your first two SMS messages and all emails that you may send using it between the time of sign-up and the end of April.

 

Making remote learning easy with RM Unify

Securely sign in to all your apps and resources with one password

RM Unify is software that makes it easier for teachers and students to get logged on and access the resources they need, using a single username and password from any device anywhere that has an internet connection. It includes individual “launch pads” that help to curate the right content for groups in the school community to navigate where they need to go more clearly, helping teachers to set up learning resources and get easier access to Office 365 and G Suite.


Top tip

Turning on your computer camera in lessons really aids communication, as well as helping us remain connected. Start by practising with a friend & play with the features – such as blurring the background.


TTS

Our sister company TTS Group are offering support in preparation for potential school closures, with FREE downloadable learning books. The books are curriculum-focused and support independent learning, for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

They each offer over 40 home learning activities without creating any additional work and cover two weeks’ worth of high quality educational activities that cover all curriculum areas.

With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.

Download the home learning activities

Additional access to quality home learning resources is available from LendED - a BESA initiative. The website has now been adapted to amplify, support and provide an added focus on our members’ efforts to provide additional support and guidance to schools, colleges and parents during the Coronavirus crisis.

You can search resources from trusted suppliers, read teacher reviews and request free access during school closures.

Visit LendED.org.uk

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