Recently Ofsted published a remote education research report, based on interviews, focus groups, questionnaires and a literature review, all carried out between the summer and end of 2020. It’s a substantial and necessary piece of work that we welcome. It contains a wealth of findings from school leaders and teachers and it’s refreshing that it references the research that’s already taken place in the field while acknowledging that less is known about the school sector when it comes to remote learning.
Having these findings collated gives schools an opportunity to see a national picture and value in a variety of approaches, especially given the encouraging emphasis on flexible solutions rooted in evidence of what works. School leaders will also be pleased that their immense efforts since last March have been recognised. In this blog post we pick out some of the main themes.