Remote Teaching Champions

Our Remote Teaching Project will provide in-school capacity, research evidence-based support and bring together participants to develop a community of practice to support all students with a high-quality remote teaching offer, with a focus on disadvantaged pupils.

The project will:

  1. Create in-school Remote Teaching Champions with NOA funded capacity, to take the lead for remote teaching and learning across their school. These Champions will review and interpret research evidence into effective online pedagogy, and lead on the practical contingency planning to establish remote teaching and learning for the school and its pupils.
  2. Develop a Remote Teaching Champions network to share learning and foster collaboration in response to evolving school need, whilst providing continued support and advice.
  3. Share existing expertise, resources and learning to support remote teaching with all schools.

Remote Teaching Champions

Schools will be invited to source additional capacity to free up a member of staff to take on the role of Remote Teaching Champion for 1 day per week throughout Autumn 2 and Spring Term, funded by NOA.  The Champion role will include:

  • Reviewing existing guidance about remote teaching from evidence base, as provided by Norfolk County Council (NCC) and Norwich Research School (NRS).
  • Participate in training and support on implementation planning using EEF toolkits and support from Norwich Research School (NRS).
  • Develop their school’s implementation plan, liaising with NRS for feedback, review and refinement.
  • Set out the technical / ICT choices for Remote Teaching in their school, in liaison with NCC.
  • Lead the coordination and logistics of their schools’ approach to remote teaching within school.
  • Conduct ongoing review and adapt their implementation plan, to respond to circumstances throughout the academic year.
  • Engage with monthly meetings of the Remote Teaching Champions network coordinated by NCC to share learning, innovation and access ongoing support.


Funded capacity is offered to NOA primary schools with the highest levels of disadvantaged students.  Based on the most recent LA data, eligible schools invited to participate are:

  • Norwich Primary Academy
  • Valley Primary Academy
  • West Earlham Junior School & West Earlham Infant & Nursery School
  • Bluebell Primary School
  • Edith Cavell Academy & Nursery
  • Henderson Green Primary Academy
  • Wensum Junior Academy
  • Nelson Infant School
  • Mile Cross Primary School
  • Tuckswood Academy & Nursery
  • Lionwood Junior School
  • St Michael’s Junior School
  • Catton Grove Primary School
  • George White Junior School
  • Clover Hill Infant & Nursery School
  • Lakenham Primary School
  • Short Stay School for Norfolk
  • The Wherry School
  • The Clare School
  • Parkside School
  • Eaton Hall Special Academy
  • Harford Manor School

We hope to work closely with 15-20 primary schools through this project.  This includes primary schools with an EY & KS1 intake, to explore remote teaching strategies that rely on significant support from parents at home.  All schools will be invited to participate in the monthly network meetings for the duration of the academic year.

Please complete and return this EoI to Claire Sparrow by 12.00 on Friday 12th November 2020.  EoIs submitted after this deadline will not be considered.  

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