Remote Learning School Policy Considerations

Remote Learning School Policy Considerations

As teaching moves online, school leaders and teachers should re-familiarise themselves with their AUP. Updates may need to be made if you are using new learning environments or additional tools to facilitate distance learning. It is a good time to remind staff, parents and students of any AUP updates.

As we enter the final term of the school year, with learning and education continuing online, here is a reminder of some key considerations – now more important than ever – that schools should factor into their plans to ensure a safe learning experience for students and teachers. Along with technical considerations, safeguarding children should form a part of the planning stages of any changes/updates to learning environments.

For more information on distance learning safety advice and considerations, go to:


Guidance on Continuity of Schooling for Primary and Post-Primary Schools

This guidance aims to support schools to provide all of their students with an effective education programme, insofar as possible, in the current context:


Sample Acceptable Use Policies

Here, we list some sample policies and updates from schools engaged in distance learning.


More information and advice on distance learning can be found here:

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