Remote Education Provision: information for Parents and Carers
The information on this page 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?
From a pupil's first day working from home, remote education will be provided via Google Classroom. We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school, wherever possible and appropriate.
In the event of national or local restrictions where an entire cohort is to remain at home, the school will provide three lessons each day: English, Maths and one other subject. The class teachers will provide a recorded input, teaching the content and explaining the task to be completed and submitted, via Google Classroom. The recorded lessons allow the children to work at their own pace, pausing when they need more time to complete a question, or rewinding back to repeat an explanation. Class worships and recordings of the class book will also be shared, and children continue to have ongoing tasks set on Spelling and Maths Shed. A live 'Google Meet' session is timetabled once a week for each class, allowing face-to-face contact for children with their teacher and friends. Children will be registered, share a class worship, and have the opportunity to go over the week's learning with their class teacher.
Accessing remote education
Children can access this by logging in with their unique username and passwords, provided by the school. Please email email@example.com or phone the school office if you need support accessing Google Classroom or do not have access to an online device.
How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote teaching and independent work will take children approximately the following number of hours each day:
- EYFS: 2 hours a day
- Key Stage 1: 2-3 hours a day
- Key Stage 2: 4 hours a day
Engagement and feedback
Pupils are expected to engage with their remote learning each day. Work submitted will be returned with feedback from a teacher by the following day. Parents and carers can support their children by providing a quiet place to work and setting up a routine. Please click on the links below to see top tips for engaging in remote learning.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Pupils' engagement with remote learning is recorded daily and monitored each week. Should we have concerns regarding your child's engagement, we will telephone you to discuss the matter and offer support where necessary.
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 those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without additional support from adults at home. We acknowledge the challenges this may present to families, and will work with parents and carers to support these children. Please contact school to speak to one of our SENCos, Mrs Ingleby or Miss Stewart, if you need support.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, remote education will differ from the approach for whole groups. A copy of any teaching slides and instructions to the learning will be posted on Google Classroom, however there will not be recorded video inputs.