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?
School will be in touch with requirements for children to log into Seesaw for their remote learning.
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. Some subjects i.e. P.E; Computing, Science etc may be taught differently. Your class teacher will plan and explain this during registration at the beginning of each day.
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
Key Stage 2
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Seesaw, Teams and Zoom.
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:
School will issue or lend laptops or tablets to pupils who do not have access to them. Please contact school if you need help with this.
School will issue printed documents for children who do not have internet access and help with accessing the internet with dongles, wi-fi etc if required.
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, video/audio recordings made by teachers)
- printed paper packs produced by teachers (e.g. workbooks, worksheets)
- textbooks and reading books pupils have at home
- 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 (as per the schools full opening guidance, schools full opening guidance, schools are expected to avoid an over-reliance on these approaches)
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?
- expect pupils’ full engagement with remote education including attending a registration in the mornings with a brief conversation with the class about the day's learning.
- expectations of parental support, for example, setting routines to support your child’s education
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Teachers will check pupils’ engagement with remote education daily and contact parents directly via telephone or email with any concerns
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
- Marking will be done on Seesaw and children will be able to see the feedback once it has been completed.
- This should be done on a daily basis.
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:
If required, we will contact parents individually usually via telephone with families to deliver remote education for pupils with SEND
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 class teacher will be in touch with how they want your child to access the curriculum from home.