Remote Education Provision

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.

We aim to teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school, wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make some adaptations in some subjects eg use of instruments in music etc.

What should my child expect from immediate remote education in the first day or two of pupils being sent home?

Where we know a child will be isolating, we will send maths books and a home learning book/worksheets straight away.  Parents can access reading books through Bug Club. Before the third day of isolation, the teacher will send a weekly plan with resources, which will mirror as far as possible, what is being taught in the classroom.

How much are children expected to do?

The expectation from the Department for Education is that children receive and complete at least 3 hours of learning a day.  Each day children will receive some work for Maths and English and at least one other subject.

Accessing remote education

All resources and plans can be accessed through Class Dojo.

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. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are having difficulty accessing the learning. We can provide paper copies of work and may be able to loan out laptops.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We will be using a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • live teaching (online lessons)
  • recorded teaching (e.g. Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
  • written instructions, presentations, workbooks and worksheets
  • e-reading books (Bug Club)
  • a range of commercially available websites and programmes e.g. Education City, Sumdog, BBC Bitesize, Charanga etc
  • project work and/or internet research activities.

What are the expectations for engagement and feedback?

  • Children will be expected to engage with all live lessons, read regularly and complete the Maths and English work set, as a minimum. We appreciate that home schooling can be difficult, particularly if you are also trying to work at home.  However, we have been working so hard in school to support children last term, it would be devastating if they did not at least maintain their learning.
  • Setting a routine can support your child’s education and emotional well-being and support them to develop independence.
  • We expect work to be uploaded to the child’s portfolio on Dojo and/or a comment made each day, to inform the teacher how the child got on. Teachers will use the work and comments to help them set further learning.  Teachers will feedback to pupils mainly through Class Dojo

Teachers will contact parents, where engagement is a concern to see how they can help.

Where live lessons are used, we will be using either Zoom or a platform called The Big Blue Button.  Your teacher will send you the link via Class Dojo.  It would be really helpful if you could support your child to sign in and virtually say hello to their teacher.  The lessons may be recorded, for safeguarding purposes and so that pupils and parents can access them at an alternative time, if they need to.

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 require additional support.  The extra support offered will depend upon the child’s individual needs and individual education plan targets.

If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?

Individuals who are self-isolating will be provided with remote learning that mirrors that of the rest of the class.  Contact will be maintained through Class Dojo, but there will be no live or recorded lessons provided.

Our Remote Education Plan also shows how we will meet the expectations for remote education laid out by the Department for Education.