Remote education information for parents
In the event of an emergency e.g. adverse weather conditions, the school may be required to partially or fully close. We want to ensure you and your child understand what to expect from remote education if your child needs to learn from home. Where your child is unable to attend school, they will be provided with remote education for the period they are off – information regarding this provision is also included in this document.
The remote curriculum
If the school is required to restrict entry at short notice, we will provide access to google classroom isolation work for the first day or two whilst we make the necessary arrangements for remote learning. Our remote learning will be delivered via the class googleclassroom and will comprise of a variety of pre prepared activities, video sessions and googlestream posting.
Remote teaching time
In line with the DFE recommendations:
Pupils in KS1 will receive 3 hours of remote education a day on average, with less for Reception children.
Pupils in KS2 with receive 4 hours of remote education a day.
Remote learning approach
Remote learning is delivered in a variety of different ways, including the following:
- Live lessons
- Recorded lessons (video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- Printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- 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
In order for us to provide high-quality remote learning, we will continue to provide constructive feedback to ensure pupils are meeting the correct standards in their learning. We will use the following methods to ensure your child is learning efficiently and effectively:
- Whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms, amongst many others
- Asking pupils to submit specific work for marking and returning marked work via digital platforms
Accessing remote education
We are providing remote education on the following platforms:
We understand that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. The following approaches are implemented to support pupils to access remote education:
- In some cases, will issue or lend laptops or tablets to pupils.
- In some cases, will issue or lend devices that enable an internet connection (e.g. routers or dongles).
If your child does not have access to the necessary technology for online learning, please contact the school on 01183 570 123
Pupils with additional needs
Our school recognises that some pupils with additional needs, e.g. pupils with SEND, may not be able to access remote education without the support of an adult at home. In order to support these pupils, we will work with you to ensure they are able to access a high-quality education in the following ways:
- Our SENDCO/s will get in touch with you if your child has SEND to discuss how to support your child’s remote learning
- We will ensure pupils are provided with regular check-ins with their teachers via googleclassroom or telephone
We encourage you to get in touch if you believe your child may struggle or is struggling with accessing remote education.
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
In the case that your child is required to self-isolate due to having an infectious illness, but is well enough to continue learning, the remote education they will receive may differ to what they would receive if the school were to close. These pupils will have the following support put in place for them:
- Access to google classroom isolation work via the google classroom
Contacting the school
We will provide you with all the details you may need when contacting the school while your child is learning from home. When contacting the school, please can we ask that you take note of and support the following:
- When on a video call, please sit in a suitable area, e.g. a living room with a neutral background.
- When on a video call, please wear suitable clothing and ensure your conduct is respectful.
- Please understand that staff may not always be able to help, but they will try their best.
Please remember to act in the same manner as if the school were open.
Additional information you need to be aware of includes the following:
- The school will provide you with all important contact information for key members of staff, including your child’s teachers, the Deputy Headteacher and the Headteacher
- Any concerns regarding the safety of your child should be directed to the school’s designated safeguarding lead- Mrs Karen Edwards
- Your child will not be penalised for their non-attendance during this time
- Teachers will monitor work completed to ensure your child is still completing set work
Supporting your child’s learning
Top tips for supporting your child while they learn from home:
- Keep to a routine as much as possible so your child knows what to expect
- Keep active – ensure your child is getting enough exercise and incorporate this into their daily routine
- Use different methods to assist learning, e.g. online programmes and documentaries
- Stay sociable – organise with other parents to arrange video calls with your child’s friends so they can stay connected during social hours
For younger children, you can:
- Incorporate learning in make-believe play.
- Play educational games with numbers or letters and read together.
- Involve them in things you are doing, e.g. chores, and talk with them about it.
The following resources can help you support your child while they are participating in the school’s remote education programme:
- Top tips to support parents with remote learning – practical tips for parents to support remote learning
- The Education Endowment Foundation – an independent charity that has produced support resources for parents
- COVID-19 educational resources – resources aimed at children with and without learning difficulties
- SEND-specific resources for learning from home – resources to aid the remote learning experience for children with SEND
- Specialist content for pupils with SEND – learning resources for children with SEND
- SEND-specific BBC resources and activities – BBC resources aimed at children with SEND
- BBC Bitesize – resources for children, teachers and parents
- LendED platform – resources for remote education
- Isaac Physics – remote education resources for physics, chemistry and maths lessons from GCSE to A-level
- Find your local library – an online tool to help children and parents find their closest library, which can provide access to hundreds of helpful resources
- Support for parents and carers to keep children and young people safe from online harm – advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during remote education