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Remote Learning

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency for pupils, parents and carers about what to expect from remote learning where national or local restrictions or emergency school closures require entire cohorts to remain at home. 

Remote Learning: what will be taught to pupils at home?

A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different to remote learning in the event of a longer term closure, such as a pandemic. 

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 as we do in school wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may need to make adaptations in some subjects. For example, in science, pupils may not take part in practical investigations due to limited resources at home. 

Remote teaching and study time each day

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We would expect children to carry out one English, one Maths and one topic based piece of learning each day. In Key Stage One, we would expect children to engage with remote learning for a minimum of 2 hours per day. In Key Stage Two, we would expect children to engage in remote learning for a minimum of 3 hours per day. These times will obviously be open to review, depending on the circumstances regarding the closure, pupils' well-being considerations and any national restrictions or guidance in place at the time. 

Accessing Remote Education

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

Children will need access to electronic devices in order to access remote learning. In the event of a long term closure, we would consider loaning devices to families and set up a loan scheme for those with limited access to technology. For those pupils who need paper copies of learning materials, these will be made available for collection. Children who do not have access to remote learning will be able to submit work using the school post box. 

How will my child be taught remotely?

During long term school closure children will be taught remotely using a combination of the following:

  • online opportunities for social greetings
  • recorded lessons made by class teachers
  • printed packs of learning produced by teachers
  • textbooks and reading books (including online access to Sora)

For a short term closure, such as a burst pipe or snow day, tasks will be uploaded to the Google Classroom which children are able to complete more independently. 

Engagement and Feedback

What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support we as parents and carers should provide at home?

  • Pupils are expected to attend daily registration
  • Pupils will be expected to complete the ‘core’ learning set online
  • Pupils are expected to submit their learning using the Google Classroom or via email/Tapestry in Early Years
  • Parents are expected to make sure pupils are dressed appropriately for any online live engagement
  • Parents are expected to support children in engaging in the ‘core’ learning tasks
  • Parents are expected to make contact with the school if there are any concerns regarding remote learning so that these can be rectified promptly
  • Parents are expected to keep the school informed of any issues which may impact on a child’s safeguarding or well-being

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

  • Pupil engagement will be monitored via the Google Classroom. 
  • Parents will be notified where children are not engaging in learning. 

How will you assess my child’s work?

Work will be assessed using the tools available in the Google Classroom. Children will receive one piece of feedback per day. 

Additional Support

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 those with special educational needs and disabilities, may not be able to access remote education without support. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place in families and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils. This may include:

  • Small group teaching online
  • Century (online learning tool)
  • Adapted teaching 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 approached described above?

Pupils will be sent the same learning that is being taught in school via email and be asked to complete what they can. If a parent is not in isolation, they may choose to come to school and collect a print out of resources so the child can work on paper instead.