Remote Education

Remote Education Provision - Information for  Parents and Carers

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education if 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 information.

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

The first day or two of remote education will be delivered through a work book/ activity pack suitable for the child’s age/ stage of development. This will be sent to parent’s via emails as soon as possible after notification of self-isolation/ bubble closure/ lockdown.

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: • In maths we may reorder the units we teach to select the units most suitable for remote education and the ones to prioritise for in school lessons. • In literacy we will prioritise the teaching of spelling, punctuation and grammar alongside the teaching of writing and reading. • PE – will be focused on fitness and wellbeing, as team games and activities are not possible outside of school. • Wider curriculum content will mirror what would have been taught in school

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:

KS1 3 hours – including live lesson and 3 main activities.  KS2 4 hours – including live lesson and 4 main activities

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

All pupils will use Microsoft TEAMS to access remote learning. We will use it to share resources, pre recorded lessons/ audios and live lessons. All pupils will have their own login and will be assigned to their class. Pupils will also use SEESAW to upload and share work and teachers will provide feedback

If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?

· We as a school and trust are working through the government scheme for accessing digital devices to enable those at home without (or limited) technology to access online learning. In the short term if pupils are unable to learn at home due to device issues, we may be able to offer them a place in school until a device is available. · When devices arrive for the DfE or school devices are deemed necessary to be loaned out, they will be configured so that they can be used at home. · Printed copies of work can be requested. If you are unable to work remotely due printing capability, resources can be left at school for safe collection or posted to you upon request. Please contact if you need help to access remote learning or call the school

How will my child be taught remotely?

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

• All pupils will have a live teaching session daily: in Early years and key stage 1 this will last 20 – 30 minutes. In key stage 2 this will last approximately 45minutes. Live sessions will be taught to small groups so there is chance to discuss and ask questions. The focus of the live sessions will be literacy/ phonics or maths. The content will be sequenced in to a timetable for the week

• We will use recorded teaching sessions. Class teachers will record sessions and we may direct you to pre recorded content from other teachers.

• Workbooks will be provided where needed to support home learning

• We will select and direct you to high quality online resources including BBC bitesize to support learning, watch videos and use interactive content

• In key stage 1/ early years pupils will have 3 main activities each day – literacy, maths and wider curriculum. Plus they will have daily activities for spellings, reading and arithmetic. • In key stage 2 – pupils will have 4 main activities each day – literacy, maths and 2 wider curriculum subjects. Plus they will have daily activities for spellings, reading and arithmetic.

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

In this section, please set out briefly:

• Pupils • We expect pupils to attend live sessions daily • We expect pupils to engage in work – upload to seesaw/ teams (at least weekly), complete assignments/ quizzes (key stage 2)

• Parents • Support pupils to logon and access learning • Encourage pupils to engage and participate • Ensure pupils share examples of work • Feedback to school if they are having a problems/ difficulties

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

In this section, please set out briefly:

• Registers will be taken in live sessions each day

• Work shared/ uploaded will be logged to ensure work is being seen from all pupils or engagement in quizzes

• If pupils are not engaging (no work uploaded/completed in a week/ a live session missed with no explanation) parents will be contacted by email/text

• If it continues a phone call will be made to parents to see how we can support 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. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

In this section, please set out briefly:

• All work shared/ uploaded to TEAMS/ Seesaw will be reviewed by teachers

• Every week pupils will receive feedback on the work they have shared

• Whole class feedback will be given during live sessions about common errors/ difficulties and to share progress

• Key stage 2 will also use Kahoot/ Teams forms for quizzes and assessment of the week’s work

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:

• Class teachers/ SENCO will communicate with individual families about specific needs and support – this will happen on day 1 of remote education

• Additional resources/ alternative activities will be provided where necessary for individuals

• For younger pupils – staff will create videos to support with demonstrations and breaking down learning processes that parents and pupils can you use at home. Support materials for parents of younger children will be found on the classes’ TEAMS page

• Parents can contact class teachers and discuss their child’s progress and additional support/ resources can be provided to help

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?

If an individual is self-isolating, work will still be shared using the Microsoft Teams platform. Children will be set work in literacy, maths and the wider curriculum. Children will be invited to a TEAMs session each day which may be part of the whole class lesson to take part in the session. Pupils will be asked to share work using Teams and Seesaw and feedback will be provided.


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