Supporting and recognising high-quality remote learning provision

The Remote Learning Accreditation helps schools go beyond ‘the basics’ and provides enhanced quality assurance, guidance and support for schools as they incorporate aspects of remote education into their future provision.

The Remote Learning Accreditation Programme, from Tribal’s Quality
Assurance experts, is designed to help schools review the journey and
provision for hybrid learning models and build on the things that have
worked best through the pandemic to enhance learning moving forward.


Aligning remote learning with globally accepted strong practice


Principal Inspector and Education Specialist, Cliff Mainey, discusses why the Remote Learning Accreditation has come about, and what it means for schools as they as they incorporate aspects of remote education into their future provision.
  • Establish and enhance best practice

    The Quality Remote Learning Accreditation provides school leaders with the means to establish and enhance best practice across all aspects of remote learning provision. It helps answer the question, “How do we continue to enhance learning regardless of the mode of teaching and developments in technology platforms?”

  • Overcome the barriers

    It helps schools overcome the barriers posed by remote learning methodology and develop strong practices, assessment and improvement strategies that provides learners with a hybrid model of learning opportunities.

Completing the Accreditation

Remote Learning Accreditation activity can stand alone or complement and integrate with other local and/or national initiatives to improve pupils’ achievements. Those with responsibility for leading the process in their school control the timescale for submitting the Remote Learning Accreditation portfolio. The length of time taken to achieve  accreditation will vary according to a school’s starting point and its ability to demonstrate progress and sustained good practice.

Your Remote Learning Accreditation  Assessor is an experienced school improvement and technology specialist and will help guide and support you along your continuous improvement journey, using the Remote Learning audit tool as the  framework for progression.

The assessment process – virtual visits  across the 2-year accreditation cycle – are focussed discussions with key stakeholders, observation of learning opportunities, strategic planning, delivery and evaluation, and a review of relevant supporting evidence and documentation. Your school will achieve the Remote Learning Accreditation Award when you demonstrate that the criteria for all 10 elements are met. 

How the Remote Learning Accreditation criteria map to the DfE Review Framework

The Remote Learning Accreditation scheme has been developed to support education authorities’ statutory requirements, and to be used by schools to enhance and extend guidance provided by education  departments, multi-academy trusts, and others.

It does not take a ‘one-size fits-all’ approach, and is easily implemented to complement existing requirements,  standards and frameworks.

The ten elements of the Accreditation tool can be mapped to the DfE framework to go beyond ‘the basics’ and provide enhanced quality assurance, guidance and support.