Remote education provision: information for parents
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
Initially the children will be sent some tasks for the first day, then a home learning grid will be sent to you and your child with 3 tasks to complete per day.
Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
We will teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make adaptations in some subjects.
Remote teaching and study time each day
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
Nursery & Reception - 3 hours
Y1 & Y2 - 4 hours
Y3 & Y4 - 5 hours
Y5 & Y6- 5 hours
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
If you have internet access at home we may be able to provide you with an iPad to support with home learning.
If you do not have any internet access we may be able to provide you with a mobile wifi device.
Paper packs will be available to be collected from the main office.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Some examples of remote teaching approaches:
recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
live Lessons using Google Meets
printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
We expect every child to engage in home learning every day. We appreciate that this may happen at different points throughout a day due to working parents/other siblings. The home learning grid will not dictate timings.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Class Teachers will check to see if children are engaging on a daily basis and send a message to check if everything is alright.
If there is no response, a telephone call will be made.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
Like/comment on their work.
Verbal feedback given.
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
Work will be set at an appropriate level.
Consider additional needs when setting tasks.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
They will be sent a home learning grid by their class teacher outlining the work they need to complete each week. Work will be checked daily with a like/comment to acknowledge.
Here are some links to help with supporting your child during a period of isolation/remote learning: