|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, if local restrictions require pupils 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?||You will receive a communication via SchoolComms setting out expectations. Work will be posted on ‘Google Classroom’ by the end of the first day after any restrictions has been announced.|
|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. The class teachers will set work across all areas of the curriculum, this will include English, maths, spelling/phonics, reading and foundation subjects. However, we may need to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, we have created a thematic approach, link to NC and Year group expectations e.g. science animals and habitats.|
|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
Breaks and lunchtimes will be expected to take place. Pupils are not expected to do school work outside school hours. Pupils who are unwell are not expected to complete work until they are well enough to do so. The school will monitor any child that has not accessed the remote learning.
|Accessing Remote Education :|
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
|Pupils will access online remote education via the ‘Google Classroom’ learning platform. All children have email addresses and passwords to support them to access online learning. Please contact your schools should you have any difficulties accessing Google Classroom.|
|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:
• The school will provide pupils with the printed materials needed if they do not have online access.
|How will my child be taught remotely?
||We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
• Live registration/recorded teaching by the class teacher.
(e.g. White Rose maths/Oak National Academy lessons, video/audio recordings made by teachers).
• Commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences e.g. Virtual P.E.
• Teachers will ensure that lessons are inclusive and progressive following the National Curriculum expectations. (The thematic approach used for some foundation subjects can be explored with the set differentiated activities in a household. Using this way, the pressure on parents with difference age groups in a household will be relieved).
• Class teachers will post a daily message to the children in their class.
• Class teachers will read a story on a Friday to their class.
• There will be at least one Collective Worship assembly video each week.
• Weekly Mindful activities for all the children.
|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?
|The School expects all children, working remotely at home, to engage each day with the learning posted on ‘Google Classroom’. The school is aware of the pressure that remote learning places on parents/carers balancing home learning and trying to work from home, therefore we ask parents to set routines to support their child’s learning.|
|How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?||Class teachers will check work posted on ‘Google Classroom’ during the school day. Teachers are not expected to check ‘Google Classroom’ after 5pm or during the weekends. Teachers will monitor children engagement and ring parents who are not engaging, to offer help and support. Children’s engagement can be discussed during the teachers’ fortnightly Wellbeing calls. Each class teacher will record weekly engagement and discuss this with the Head of School once a week.|
|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:
• Class teachers will assess and give feedback, where necessary.
• Teachers will not be required to attempt to reproduce, in written form, the verbal feedback that pupils would be given during a typical classroom teaching, but feedback on pupils’ work will rely on the teachers’ professional judgement to determine how any feedback, including marking, 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 e.g., 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:
• The school will set work at the stage that the child with SEND is at.
• This work may be printed sheets or links to other activities in other year groups, e.g. daily phonic 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?||Remote learning will take similar format to that stated above. If your child is unwell, they are not expected to complete online learning until they are feeling better.|