COVID-19
How we can help

This page explains our response to the changing situation in our schools and lists useful resources. It will be regularly updated with the latest information.
Last updated: 25/03/2020

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Our promise to you

Let us assure you, as the national picture changes - your data is secure, our support team is available as usual and you can continue to rely on our software 24/7 - whatever device you are using.

We have given our staff the support they need to work from their homes. This will not affect the level of support we are able to give you - but our rapid expansion to 30 offices across the UK means that you might sometimes hear our pets in the background when you call.

Latest updates

• Following the DfE’s temporary change to attendance recording for educational settings and their request for a daily return, we have created a NEW report that quickly gathers all the information you need to submit. You can find it in the Office tab. Read our step by step how-to guide for more details.

• Latest DfE guidance regarding free school meals can be found here.

• New key features in our system include:

  • Key child attendance report for DfE returns and sign in sheets.
  • How to flag and filter pupils of Key Workers
  • Setting your school calendar to the ‘#’ code.
  • Allowing teaching staff access to text messaging and emails.
  • These updates are already in place. You can find relevant how-to guides below.

Next steps

• We have been working to adapt our software to support you through the coming days and weeks. Please email communications@pupilasset.com so that we can better understand what kind of adaptations we need to put in place and advise you as to the best set up for your school.

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How-to guides

How to manage partial school closures

So that you can keep up to date with recent changes, we will keep this page updated with FAQs.

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How to manage partial school closures

How to set user access levels

So that your staff have access to the data and contact details they need.

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How to set user access levels

How to use SMS text messaging

So that you can send text messages to parents and staff.

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How to use SMS text messaging

How to send emails

So that you can email parents and staff.

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How to send emails

How to print labels

So you can print labels for sending important information home.

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How to print labels

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From around the web

Please note that Pupil Asset are not affiliated with or responsible for the content of the links below. We are sharing because they have been recommended as being useful to educators.

NAHT: Coronavirus guidance for school leaders

NAHT: Coronavirus guidance for school leaders

The NAHT guidance for school leaders on COVID-19 is being kept up to date and has links to official Government Guidance.

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Google Classroom

Beginners’ guide to Google Classroom

This is a relatively comprehensive beginners guide to using Google classroom. It explains what Google Classroom is, how to set up your own and ideas for great apps that can be used alongside Google Classroom.

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Robin Hood MAT Learning Project

Robin Hood MAT Learning Projects

Specialist curriculum designers from across the Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust have created weeks worth of Learning Projects to support home learning. The Learning Projects created are a starting point for all schools who are free to download and adapt. They are specifically designed to be delivered by parents.

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Amazing educational resources

Amazing educational resources

This spreadsheet is being updated regularly and provides a comprehensive list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to the school closures.

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Online teaching resources for distance learning

Online teaching resources for distance learning

This is a comprehensive guide to support distance learning with a categorised list of resources and useful tools to support areas such as; assessment, discussions, presentations, publishing, mind mapping and video/whiteboards/screen casting. It also has some example plans for digital learning.

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We will support you

We know you’re working hard and we’re making ourselves available to support you. Our support line will be open between 10am-12pm on Saturday and Sunday. We have been working tirelessly to adapt our software so that it can support you through the coming days and weeks. Please email communications@pupilasset.com with your suggestions on how we can support you further.

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Support your parents

Help with home learning

Homeschooling can be overwhelming for both you as parents and for your children. One of the most important things you can do for your children is to create a workable schedule. Planning will help reduce stress and anxiety for you and provide routine and comfort for your children.

Whilst spontaneity and creativity are good things and should still be encouraged, a predictable routine helps children feel safe and it will be the number one thing you can provide to help your children through these difficult times.

This article explains why routine is so important.

There are plenty of examples of homeschooling timetables for inspiration on Pinterest.

Once that is in place, you can start to fill your day with suitable activities, many of which will hopefully be provided by your child’s school. We have also compiled a list of useful resources from around the web.

Support your parents

From around the web

Please note that Pupil Asset are not affiliated with or responsible for the content of the links below. We are sharing because they have been recommended as being useful to educators.

BBC: How to talk to children about Coronavirus

BBC: How to talk to children about Coronavirus

With the number of coronavirus patients rising around the world, children are being exposed to information and misinformation from many sources. This guidance from the BBC will help you talk to your children about coronavirus.

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The Body Coach TV

The Body Coach TV

The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, has announced that he will be holding free virtual PE classes for children across the country to partake in. These will be Monday - Friday at 9am on his YouTube Channel.

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BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize has always been a useful resource for teachers and over the coming days/weeks, they will be updating the website daily to bring content that supports home learning.

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Teaglo

Teaglo: Free Primary Resources for home use

Teaglo have created a useful bank of resources for parents. Resources are organised by year group and subject, but you can also use resources from a previous year group as a source of revision of previous learning for your child. This will be regularly updated as further sites are recommended.

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Robin Hood MAT Learning Projects

Robin Hood MAT Learning Projects

Robin Hood Multi Academy Trust have provided seven weeks worth of projects for parents to follow at home. They include a range of Numeracy and Literacy activities which can be used to supplement activities being provided by your own school. Best of all, they provide a sensible structure for home learning.

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A message from all at Pupil Asset

You are the backbone of our society and your role has never been more important, please take care of yourselves and your families. It is a traumatic time but you are making a positive difference every single day. You are showing the next generation how to handle themselves in a crisis - tirelessly supporting those who need it with kindness and dignity. We are so grateful for you and we will adapt and support you as best we can through the coming weeks and months. Be assured that our support line will remain staffed throughout and we will always be happy to take your call.

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