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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.


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?

Each Class Page on our website contains a section entitled "Home Learning".  Class teachers will populate this with appropriate daily lessons and activities, following on from what has just been taught in school.


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?

The simple answer is "yes."  The Home Learning section of Class Pages are added to each day by the class teacher.  Although this cannot be an exact duplication of what has been covered in class, it will be as close as possible to the content the rest of the class has received.  There will be an emphasis on the core subjects.


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:


Foundation Stage Up to 3 hours

Key Stage 1

3 hours (on average)

Key Stage 2

4 hours (on average)


Accessing remote education

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

To keep things as simple as possible, most of our content is share on our school website, on Class Pages.  All you should need is an internet connection and browser.


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 contact school if you ever need support in accessing our remote resources.


How will my child be taught remotely?

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


  • pre-recorded video from our teaching staff - online lessons
  • recorded teaching from other providers e.g. BBC Bitesize, Oak National Academy lessons
  • learning activities to read, discuss and work through
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • project work and internet research activities
  • occasional printed paper packs, produced by teachers, for those struggling with online access


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?

All pupils should be engaging with their Class Pages each week day.  They should watch the dated videos and work through the dated lesson activities.  This may often require a little support from parents, although we have tried to minimise the input required.


Not all activities are screen-based.


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

Teachers will monitor the children's engagement with the lessons.  We expect regular emails from parents, sharing some of the work completed.  We also expect the children to join in with weekly secure Zoom sessions.  Any questions or issues will be follow-up by staff.


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 are valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is via email and Zoom sessions.


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.  Please contact your child's class teacher or Miss Orr, our SENDCo, for further support.


Remote education for self-isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, the activities on Class Pages will be updated as regularly as possible, as above.


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

We will always aim to teach each of our pupils as best we can, as our capacity allows.  Our Class Pages will be updated daily, with appropriate activities.