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Remote Education Provision

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.

For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.

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?

All children have existing log in details for a class learning platform on Google Classroom where work and links for live lessons (to be delivered via Google Meet) will be posted at 8am every week day. A stationery pack will be sent home for every child and links emailed to parents with details for online virtual libraries.

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?

Please see below some statements that may be helpful. In this section, please delete all statements that do not apply, and add details if appropriate:

  • 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, English will now be taught using video lessons from Oak National Academy and may not use the books outlined in our long term planning. Science investigations will be adapted so that they can be carried out 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 expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:

Key Stage 1 3 hours
Key Stage 2 4 hours

 

Accessing remote education

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

Children will continue to us Google Classroom as they have used for faith homework throughout the year.

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:

  • An email will be sent out with details of our Chromebook lending scheme and stationery packs with exercise books, mini whiteboards, markers, CGP books pens and pencils will be sent home for all children.
  • Weekly emails will be sent to parents and support offered to families who may need help with accessing the online learning.

 

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, WRM videos .
  • textbooks and reading books pupils have at home that were sent home from school
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences e.g Espresso, Developing Experts.

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?

  • We expect pupils to join in the registration tasks, live maths and guided reading/topic lessons daily.
  • Please set aside a quiet space where your child can sit during their learning sessions.
  • Parents should contact us if a child is unwell or cannot attend a lesson.
  • We request parents to check their child has completed the daily tasks
  • Parents of KS1 children may need to help their child use the Google Meet links

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

  • Class teachers check daily that children have attended the live lessons and completed work on Google Classroom.
  • Reminders will be sent via email/text to parents where children have not attended a lesson to check why this is. Emails will be sent to parents with details of 2 or more pieces of unsubmitted work and support will be offered to the child.

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:

  • Every piece of submitted work is marked and feedback given by the class teacher
  • Short quizzes are given at the end of a topic
  • WRM end of block assessments are used and the children submit a photo of their work for marking.
  • Whole class feedback is given.

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:

  • A separate class on Google Classroom has been set up so that our intervention teacher and SENDco can meet children for 1 to 1 and small group support via Google Meet according to our intervention timetable.
  • All tasks are differentiated by the class teacher and a live feedback session given afterwards.
  • The class teacher/SENDco phones and emails parents weekly to ask how the remote learning is going for the child and adjustments are made based on feedback.
  • Parents are offered 1 to 1 tutorials in how to use Google Classroom and Google meet. One link for the live lessons is posted on the Google Classroom stream daily in order to simplify entry to the live lessons.

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?

The remote learning will remain the same , however the children self- isolating will watch the lesson being given live form school via Google Meet.

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