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Alliance for Learning Become Curriculum Partners with Oak National Academy
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2nd November 2020

The Alliance for Learning TSA (part of Bright Futures Educational Trust) is proud to have been chosen to provide the PSHE (RSHE) curriculum and lessons for the Oak National Academy. This work is in addition to their successful designation as an RSHE Train the Trainer Hub.

The virtual PSHE department for the nationwide on-line learning platform is overseen by the Director of Teaching School Lisa Fathers. The Virtual Head of Department us Michelle O’Neil from Wellacre Academy, one of the Alliance’s strategic partners. Together, and with the input and support of other Alliance member schools will develop the overall PSHE curriculum, schemes of work, resources and lesson delivery around this vital area of education.

Lisa Fathers stated “we are really excited and proud to be one of the sector wide organisations contributing to this national initiative that allows students to keep on learning in the face of the ongoing Covid19 crisis. Self-isolating students need to access the full range of curriculum content including PSHE, and this content is even more important in challenging times for health and wellbeing.”

Oak National Academy is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, for teachers. It provides nearly 10,000 high-quality video lessons and resources, with content for the full academic year across primary, secondary and specialist schools. 

It was created in April 2020 as a national response to the pandemic, with teachers and education experts creating online lessons. In its first term 4.7million users accessed 20 million lessons. It is staying open for all of 2020/21 to support contingency planning, remote and in-school teaching.