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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?

 Two or three activities on Class Dojo will be assigned each day for your child to complete. Please note that these might be quite generic in the first instance whilst teachers modify their plans and resources for remote learning. Pupils may be sent home with workpacks. 

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 teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, topic lessons, PE and PSHE where we would rely heavily on practical approaches or class discussion, may not be covered in the same way.  Those requested paper workpacks will not receive exactly the same activities and provision as those accessing inline remote learning but the paper workpacks still follow our school curriculum.

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

Year 1- 2/3  hours

Year 2- 3 hours

Key Stage 2

 4 hours

 

Accessing remote education

How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?

 EYFS will have their remote learning posted on the school website and parents will upload photos to Learning Book.

Years 1-6 will use Class Dojo and all learning will be posted to their individual portfolios.

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:

 Allocating devices to families who do not currently have the use of a device at home and are eligible for Free School Meals.

Providing paper workpacks for children to complete at home.

 

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely: 

  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • 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
  • long-term project work and/or internet research activities 

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 that all children engage daily with the remote learning provision for the minimum time set by the DfE above. We recognise that many parents will also be working from home which can create many challenges. We would advise you  to make a timetable for your child's day which includes adequate rest and exercise time. All we can ask is for you to do your best.

How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?

 Teachers are available during the school working day to answer any questions you or your child has about the learning being set. They check engagement regularly and will make contact with you if they have concerns about your child's engagement or progress.

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 learning is through comments on the Class Dojo portfolios.

 

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:

 Teachers will ensure that children with SEND or who have one-page profiles are given learning activities that support their targets. 

Miss Filson is available for further advice and support.

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?

 Your child will be given a workpack to complete during their period of self-isolation.