COVID-19: Minimising Disruption and Practical Steps to Ensure Continuous Learning

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This webinar will help provide governors, school leaders, subject leads and teachers with practical steps around protecting school staff and children against the uncertainty of coronavirus.

School closures have now taken place in several parts of the world. On the 3rd March, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) issued their own coronavirus action plan, including possibly closing schools and advising home learning in order to delay a widespread outbreak.

In response, highly experienced education expert, Chris McShane, provides practical steps that schools can make to help them guard against any escalation of government policy and discusses ways to minimise teaching and learning disruption as a result of any larger outbreak.

For the latest and most up to date information issued by the government and Public Health England on the coronavirus, please visit:

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding a successful action plan and engaging the whole school community

  • Recognising methods of reducing disruption and maximising your existing school resources

  • Exploring effective ways to ‘distance learn’ through supporting both technological and non-technological methods of work

  • Making the most of ‘virtual lessons’, engaging parents and pupils and exploring different pedagogical approaches to learning from home

  • Ensuring effective communication channels and recognising issues that may arise as a result of home learning

Chris McShane

About The Expert

Chris McShane

Leading education expert delivering dynamic, modern and creative approaches to teaching and learning
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Current issues

Excellent advice and information on the current issues.
Caroline Morley, TA - University Academy Long Sutton

Very good training course especially for the moment we live in now and considering the situation at the moment.
Robert Amoh, Maths Teacher - Shoeburyness High School

Minimal disruption

Well put Very SMART Lots of ideas to pursue thanx
Denise Robertson, TA - Kettlebrook Pupil Referral Unit

Minimising disruption and practical steps to continue learning

Useful advice to planning an effective strategy
Ann Flynn - The Alternative School

Lockdown Learning

A practical and informative Webinar. Plenty of clear advice for distance learning.
Richard Stroud - The Forest High School


helpful information in one place
Jennifer OConnell, Teacher - Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School

very informative

very informative
Lisa Morrison, Teaching Assistant - Our Lady and St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Accessing Time, Tech solutions and Ready made learning

I feel this webinar session can be given to all educators and though it’s lengthy covers a wide range of techniques to make you feel equipped on your frontline.
Monika Albert - St John Bosco College

Get ready!

This Webinar offered a very interesting insight into how head teachers and teachers have prepared for this time. Impressed with the amazing range of resources out there for home learning.
Cath Fellows - The Forest High School

Interesting webinar

Great and practical steps to put in place a strategy.
Ana Lia Da Silva Ferreira, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

Jane, ta

Great advice which my school is following in most cases
Jane Mann - Selly Oak Trust School

Lots of useful information on this new way of teaching.
Julie Buckley, TA - Chapel Street Primary School

It is amazing!

I have enjoyed this webinar. It was so useful and interesting.
Hensley Walters - King's College The British School of Panama

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