Remote Learning

Students in all year groups have remote learning and on demand lessons set via Show My Homework or Google Classroom.

Click on the button below for full details about our remote learning by year group: 

Remote learning plans by year group

Parent & student guide to Google Classroom

Students should be checking Show My Homework and also their Petchey email account for work set for them.
Parents and carers can also check work set for their child via their own individual log in to Show My Homework.

If you need a reminder of your password and log in details, please email

Click here to find out how to access Petchey emails remotely

Accessing remote learning

The government has also released additional laptops and data allowances so if your child is struggling to access online learning because they are sharing a laptop, or you do not have sufficient data, please do get in touch with your child’s tutor so that we can support you with this.

  • It is completely understandable that students may be feeling apprehensive or anxious during this difficult time so our year teams will be in touch with students regularly to check-in. Students who do have concerns or queries should email their tutor in the first instance, or specific subject teacher.
  • Parents and carers who have queries or concerns are also encouraged to contact your child’s tutor via email as all staff are working remotely.

Support with using Show My Homework can be found here 

Support with using Google Classroom can be found on our Parents’ Hub here


Family Support Services (housing, benefits, food banks)

Family Support Services  Interactive map for families - including food, finances (local food banks) Information for Hackney residents and can also sign up to newsletter and pick which topics you want information on (housing, benefits, what’s on, jobs)

Food Support



Referral Route

Shoreditch Trust

Hot Food

020 7033 8501 or 020 7033 8587

Shomrim via Asado (Orthodox Jewish)

Hot Food (Kosher)

020 7118 7756

North London Muslim Centre

Hot Food (Halal)

020 8806 1147

Castle Food Service

Hot Food (Vegan and Vegetarian)

0208 706 0970

Open Kitchen

Hot Food deliveries at large quantities (300+)

The Flying Frenchman

Hot chicken soup to be picked up

020 7923 9828

Bags of Taste

Bags of ingredients with virtual videos

07788 651 042

Hackney City Farm


Ken - 07443 549 285



07904 515 316



0203 890 7474

Community Transport

Trasport Hire

020 7275 2414

Green Mo

Loan of free e-scooters and e-bikes

Richard Jordan (020 7859 4564 / 07968 055 978)

Wolf & Moon

PPE donation for frontline workers

Advice on talking to young people and children about Covid 19 & isolation

These links have been grouped by age category to make it easier for you to find age-appropriate information for your child/ the child you’re supporting.


Resources for parents/ carers explaining COVID-19

Information for parents and carers on online safety

For school aged children

For older young people/ adults  

  • The World Health Organisation has released this video containing facts about COVID-19 and ways in which the spread can be prevented
  • The Centre for Disease Control has produced a 1 page COVID-19 fact sheet
  • MQ: Transforming Mental Health has produced a resource list around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your mental healt

Resources for children and young people with specific needs







These are resources for Staff:


Resources for those working with children

Videos and Podcasts



Resources for adults

For younger children

    • Nanogirl Live has produced a couple of videos explaining COVID-19 and why it is important to wash our hands/ sneeze and cough into our elbows
    • This comic strip provides a visual explanation of the COVID-19 outbreak and what we can do to stop its spread

Mental health & wellbeing support

You can find lots more resources and useful links to supporting children, young people and parents with their mental health and wellbeing in the Parents Resources page on our website here.

Mental health & emotional support

Online Safety Advice For Parents

School closure means that students are more likely to be spending a lot more time online, you can find lots of guidance and information on keeping your child safe online here.

Phe Home Office published guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. This covers a range of online harms including radicalisation.

Online Safety Guidance for parents and students

Resources & ideas for students and home learning

Online learning resources from HM Government (primary & secondary)

BBC Bitesize​

BBC Bitesize are providing 20 minute daily lessons for all year groups on a wide variety of subjects.

Creative Isolation is a fantastic website with links to a wide variety of home based, creative ways to support mental health and entertain the whole family.

Free Children's Classics eBooks & Audiobooks
Find Great Literature Online for Free

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Virtual Story-times happening now!
Josh Gad's Gad Book Club - the man who contains the voice of Olaf in Frozen has been live-streaming himself reading picturebooks on his twitter account ( You can find the videos of past performances under the hashtag #GadBookClub

Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams, the creator of the Pigeon and Elephant & Piggie has been live-streaming doodle workshops at 1pm ET every weekday, you can catch up with his videos here.

Museums Online

Ballet & Opera
The Royal Opera House will be bringing the drama to your home, the theatre will offer a free schedule of both opera and ballet broadcasts so audiences can access world-class performances right at their fingertips.
Full details:

TogetherAtHome Concerts 
Musicians from John Legend to Chris Martin have been recording themselves playing concerts in their homes. You can catch up on these concerts here:
Dropkick Murphys Streaming Up from Boston
The Dropkick Murphys broadcast their annual Saint Patrick's Day concert live online from an empty studio. The full concert can be watched online here:
Full-length Performances to Stream Online for Free

Things to do if your school library is closed, by Sarah Pavey:

More resources for students studying at home.


Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course You Tube videos on many subjects

Crest Awards Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad All kinds of making.

Nature Detectives…/ A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council Resources for English language learning

Big History Project Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games Geography gaming!

The Artful Parent Good, free art activities