Information for parents / Carers

Resources to support children with remote education


BBC launch programming to support home learning

From Monday 11th January the BBC started to make extra educational content to help pupils keep up with their studies as they learn from home during the latest lockdown. CBBC, BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Red Button will provide content including daily lessons for students available on regular TV channels as well as online.

The move will benefit lots of families, in particular those who do not have access to the internet.

What programmes will be available on TV?
CBBC will have a three-hour block of primary programmes from 9am each weekday including programmes from BBC Live Lessons and BBC Bitesize Daily as well as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories, Art Ninja and Operation Ouch.

BBC2 will run at least two hours-worth of educational programming for secondary schools every weekday which will include adaptations of Shakespeare plays and classic drama adaptations as well as science, history and other factual programmes.

Bitesize Daily primary and secondary will air every day on BBC Red Button with episodes available on demand on BBC iPlayer.


Support available through schools

Devices for Remote Education
Your child’s school may be able to support you if your child does not have a device like a laptop or a tablet to use at home to learn, or only has access to remote education through a mobile phone. There are initiatives running both nationally and locally that provide devices to schools.

These include:

  • The Department for Education’s ‘Get Help with Technology during Coronavirus’ scheme which provides laptops to schools to loan to children who meet certain eligibility criteria
  • City of Wolverhampton Council’s Schools Device Lending scheme

Contact your school directly to find out more.


Internet Access for Remote Education

DfE’s internet access scheme
You may be able to receive support to get online through your mobile provider if you meet certain eligibility criteria. The Department for Education is working with providers to give free increases to mobile data or BT Hotspot codes.

Providers

  • EE
  • Three
  • Sky Mobile
  • SMARTY
  • Tesco Mobile
  • Virgin Mobile
  • BT

Contact your school directly to find out more.


City of Wolverhampton Council’s Digital Inclusion Project

City of Wolverhampton Council are providing WiFi devices, data SIMs and BT Hotspot codes to some schools across the city to support pupils in accessing remote learning.