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Remote Education Provision: Information for parents

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?

Emergency provision might include worksheets or workbooks to complete independently while teachers get timetables and resources prepared for longer term live lessons and google classroom learning.  Please check you are able to access your child's google classroom account and contact reception for login details of your child's class area.

Following the first few days of remote education, will be 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, some lessons will be live lessons with the teacher.  Some lessons will be project based learning.  Some lessons will be live starters and children will then be given opportunities to work independently.

A daily register live session will be timetabled for all children to attend, where the teacher will outline the learning for the day.

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

Key Stage 1 - 3 hours blended online and independent learning per day

Key Stage 2 - 4 hours blended online and independent learning per day.

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

We use Google Classroom.  Please contact Reception to access your new class login details.  They will also be shared with parents via Marvellous Me

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.

We are able to issue or lend laptops and internet connection enablers to some pupils.

we are able to provide printed materials if families do not have online access.  Work can be submitted via the school office when picking up the next learning pack.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use 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)
  • 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 

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

We do expect all pupils to engage with our remote education provision.

We recognise that parents and carers may be working full time as well as supporting their child's learning.  However, we do expect some parents support, setting routines to support your child's education.

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

Teachers will be checking that children are engaging with learning by responding to or marking submitted work.  Daily registration will help teachers to monitor children's engagement and office staff will contact families of children who have not been engaging regularly.

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. 

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:

  • differentiated learning will be provided where necessary
  • extra support resources will be provided where necessary
  • SENDCo and Learning Mentor support where necessary

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?

Individual pupils self-isolating are provided a planned and well-sequenced curriculum with meaningful and ambitious work each day in a number of different subjects, including providing feedback.  This learning will be available on Google Classroom.

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