COVID-19 teaching and learning resources

Supporting your children’s education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information, guidance and support for parents and carers of children who are learning at home.

While staying at home due to coronavirus, parents and carers may be worried about their children’s development and the impact of missing school or nursery.

No one expects parents to act as teachers, or to provide the activities and feedback that a school or nursery would. Parents and carers should do their best to help children and support their learning while dealing with competing demands.

Get specific advice on how education can continue at home for your children:

Talking to children and young people who are anxious about coronavirus 

With the current and changing situation and media coverage, it is likely that some children and young people may become concerned and anxious. This is reasonable, as they will never have experienced something like this before and do not have the experience to know what may happen.

Parents, carers and adults who work with children and young people play a very important role in providing a familiar and secure environment where they can answer any questions and worries.

Advice and guidance:

Online education resources for home education

The Department for Education have brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. Individual resources cannot replace a school’s properly planned curriculum, and the resources in this list are not intended to do so.

The list includes subject-specific resources, currently being offered for free, for:

Additional key stage 1 – 3 resources

Sharing is caring – so thanks to our partners we’ve compiled a list of useful resources for parents and teachers from key stage 1 – 3. This list is being updated on a regular basis as we receive more links. Don’t forget to check back when you can.

E-books and interactive experiences

E-books and interactive experiences

E-books and interactive experiences

Useful resources for ESOL students and families

See what resources are available including government advice about coronavirus in specific languages as well as a range of exciting resource packs.

Useful resources for ESOL students and families

Government advice about coronavirus is now available. For more information in your language, download our resource pack below.

Download pack

Resources for talking about coronavirus with young children:

Useful resources for your mental health
Portsmouth Education Partnership has put together a range of useful resources to support good mental health during this time.

This helpful guide gives details of the local support in Portsmouth that is currently available to children and young people.

Useful resources for your mental health

We understand the changing situation and the pace at which it’s moving. To ensure you have the support you need, Portsmouth Education Partnership has listed useful links to websites and apps for good mental health.

Do you have questions relating to coronavirus and Portsmouth schools?

Portsmouth City Council has put together a guide for families and schools regarding coronavirus. Take a look for more information.

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Schools and families coronavirus information

Portsmouth City Council has updated the coronavirus section of their website with information for schools and families.

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Senior stakeholder hub

Portsmouth Education Partnership is working alongside Portsmouth schools on a daily basis. Locate the information you need in our senior stakeholder hub.

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