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Remote Education

This page is intended to provide information to parents/carers if at any point we need to provide remote learning to pupils when in-person attendance is either not possible or is contrary to government guidance. This might include:

  • occasions when it is decided that it is not possible to open safely
  • occasions when individual pupils, for a limited duration, are unable to physically attend school but are able to continue learning, for example pupils with an infectious illness.

Remote Curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home

A pupil's first day or two of being remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of notice.

What should my child expect in the first day or two from remote education?

  • An adapted weekly plan for remote learning for each year group.
  • The school website has a dedicated section for each year group for remote learning where you will be able to access all areas of the learning and resources required.
  • It will utilise a range of feedback and learning methods including;
  • Oak National Academy will be utilised to offer daily online interactive, teaching led and purposeful lessons.
  • Purple Mash will be used as an online forum for staff to set and feedback to work completed at home.
  • Mathshed adapted Power Points will be sent to support children with concepts and activities in maths - daily. These Power Points would mirror, even in their adapted form, the learning that would have taken place in school.
  • RWI online lessons using the virtual classroom links.
  • Digital class teacher zoom check in/teaching slot with 15 children at a time for 30 -40 minutes - this will introduce the days learning /revisit previous learning tasks and achievements/assessment of learning.
  • Parents/carers will be able to spend pupil work to class@email address for review and feedback.

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 wherever possible and appropriate. However, we may have to make some adaptions in our offer to meet the needs of all pupils. This may be on an individualised basis or a whole cohort.
  • Remote education planning aligns with what would have been delivered in school (but adapted for remote provision if needed).
  • The approach encourages participation by all pupils by having some face to face teaching and links to live lessons (e.g. Oak National Academy and RWI phonics) whilst not being solely technology based for pupils welfare (screen time), appropriateness for age of pupils and to support parents/carers sharing one device between children.
  • We will continually review our remote learning offer and reflect on best practice.

How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?

We are aware that every child is different and that for each age and stage we need to be flexible with our expectations. The DfE states that at Primary level the requirement is around 3 hours a day, our suggestion is between 2 - 3 hours for our context. In EYFS (Reception) this will look very different to Year 2 for example, as learning will be very practical.

Some pupils may have adapted individualise programs of study to match their emerging needs and requirements to be successful at home.