Remote Education Provision
Information For Parents / Carers
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency for pupils and parents / carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire classes (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final page.
The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home?
What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?
All pupils have access codes to our online learning platform ‘Google Classroom’. Learning packs containing printed resources can be picked up from school where a pupil is unable to access online learning. There are a limited number of laptops that may be loaned out to assist access to our learning platform. Parents can request these by contacting the school office. In addition, support will be given, where needed, with accessing the online classrooms and other subscription resources already provided by the school.
Dependant on notice given, teachers will endeavour to get work posted online or make it available in packs, at the earliest opportunity, to ensure continuity. Timetables and routines will then be drawn up and shared with parents and pupils for the forthcoming period of home learning.
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?
Yes - we teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate.
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:
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2
This should include a varied approach, with a mixture of screen time / desk based learning and practical fun learning away from the screen. Timetabling creative activities, exercise and wellbeing activities are an important part of pupil’s provision time.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Teachers of each class will provide a timetable of planned learning for the week ahead via ‘Google Classroom’. Within this planning will be all the necessary links to resources, teaching materials and learning activities.
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:
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely.
Teachers’ plans will include a range of teaching approaches, including:
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?
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
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 feedback on pupil work is as follows:
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 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:
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?
Self-isolating pupils will be provided with some printed resources and textbooks to take home and will be able to access work on ‘Google Classroom’. This will enable them to complete most of the learning that the class are undertaking. Support will be offered by email, tutorial sessions or telephone where required.