Satchel One for Distance Learning & Phased Returns Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Don’t let school closures get in the way of your students’ learning. We know that not every school will have prepared for a contingency plan or had experience with distance learning, but we can support you during this period with a simple online system.

How does Satchel One support all stakeholders during school closures and phased returns?

Teachers can

Set classwork online
Attach resources for distance learning
Provide feedback remotely
View student engagement
Communicate with students about work
Issue Behaviour points
Send whole-school announcements

Students can

green bullet tick Submit work online
green bullet tick Message teachers about work set
green bullet tick Receive notifications when work is published
green bullet tick Get instant feedback on Quizzes & Spelling Tests
green bullet tick See their Timetable so they can study for the appropriate amount of time
green bullet tick View all grades online

Parents can

green bullet tick View their child’s classwork
green bullet tick Access resources to support their child
green bullet tick Receive push notifications about schoolwork
green bullet tick View all their child’s grades online

Our infrastructure

  • Our system is built to deal with increased traffic as necessary
  • Our infrastructure will automatically scale to support a larger than expected number of requests
  • This academic year we have maintained 99.98% uptime of our system and we will ensure we can maintain this level through this academic year regardless of increased usage by schools - see our status page
  • We regularly go through spikes of extremely high traffic during busy periods and are equipped to deal with this
  • Although this is an automated process, we also have monitoring systems in place to alert our engineering team

Recent releases for Distance Learning

  • Now able to set a new task type - Classwork
  • Increased the maximum file size for attachments to 100mb
  • Made online submissions the default method
  • Easily find timetables for colleagues and students
  • Send password links en-mass, to support schools with password management remotely
  • Clear read notifications to stay on top of important messages. With filtering options and an increased number of notifications per page
  • Allow teachers to add attachments to comments and return annotated work
  • Improved homework Insights to easily allow teachers to send a message to students who have not viewed a task

Phased School Reopenings

Satchel One can help keep your school community safe during phased reopenings:
  • Reduce movement around your school and help keep your staff and students healthy with Timetables

  • Seat students at a safe distance using our Seating software

  • Help your students adjust back into the classroom and motivate those still learning from home by rewarding positive actions with Behaviour
  • Share any concerns regarding the wellbeing or personal issues of students between staff with Welfare Notes 
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If you'd like to find out about our Welfare Notes, Behaviour, Seating and Timetables bundle can support a phased reopening with Satchel One, get in touch via the form below.


To help schools deliver distance learning during school closures as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re offering schools a free, 3 month extended evaluation period with no upfront payment.
We are also offering schools a Phased Reopening Bundle of Timetables, Behaviour, Welfare Notes and Seating.


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Resources to support distance learning and phased returns

Daily Routine Timetable Templates for Students

Templates for the day's timetables - for both Primary and Secondary level students learning at home.

32 Free Resources to Keep Kids Learning During Lockdown

We’ve compiled the most useful, entertaining and educational free resources to help you keep your children learning. 

How to Use SMHW in Satchel One for Distance Learning

Individual guidance for teachers, students and parents on using Satchel One's Show My Homework app for facilitating distance learning

Satchel One Apps and Distance Learning

How to use the range of apps in Satchel One to provide distance learning.

Handwashing Hygiene Posters

Display these posters in and around your school to serve pupils (and staff!) with the reminder to wash their hands.

How Do You Manage a Socially Distanced Classroom?

This blog article looks at the challenge of managing an entirely different classroom.

Satchel One: Supporting a Phased Return to School

This guide explores how each of our learning platform apps could support schools as they reopen with a phased return to school.

How to Deliver Successful Distance Learning from Home

Advice on how to effectively engage students and adapt your existing content and delivery for the online world. 

Parents - How to Stay Sane in Isolation

This poster is full of tips and activities that will aid parents in finding some order in their new circumstances.

How schools have overcome closures using Satchel One


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