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 where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
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?
Your child's class teacher will make contact with you via email or Dojo. In this interim period, teachers will need time to design and create a programme of online learning. In the meantime, they will endeavour to provide open-ended tasks for 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, your class teacher will aim to make resources available online for all curriculum subjects. However, we understand the limitations of home-schooling due to:
- limits to parental support
- lack of qualified teacher
- lack of resources
- issues with engagement or behaviour
Therefore, our main focus will be on reading, writing and maths with the expectation that these tasks will be supported as a priority at home. We will endeavour to provide resources for collection if possible, particularly for KS1 children.
It is also vital that children remain active daily and therefore we emphasise Physical Education as a high priority.
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
2 hours per day minimum prioritising reading, writing, maths and PE
Key Stage 2
3 hours per day minimum prioritising reading, writing, maths and PE
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Live lesson will be delivered through Zoom.
Resources will be emailed to parents' accounts.
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: Resource packs will be available for weekly collection from the school office.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Live lessons, recorded powerpoints and set tasks.
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 understand that every parent's situation is different and therefore the level of support available will vary. We expect you to enable your child to attend live registration every morning. We expect you to support children daily in accessing, completing and uploading learning where possible, particularly EYFS and KS1. KS2 children will be able to complete their learning with a greater degree of independence - we expect you to encourage their engagement and support them where possible, particularly by arranging access to IT and a quiet place for them to focus. We expect you to remain in regular communication with your child's teacher throughout.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Work will be uploaded or emailed to class teachers. If we have any concerns about engagement, we will contact you.
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. We will provide feedback either online via Dojo, or verbally in our live sessions.
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 Mrs Kay will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in a way that is tailored to their individual needs.
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?
The class teacher will endeavour to provide weekly learning and resources but will not be able to provide live lessons. Parents are encouraged to stay in close communication with the class teacher in order to maintain that close relationship between teaching, learning and supporting. Regular feedback will be provided by Teams or via Dojo.