Remote learning offer

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 entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

If you would like to view our Seal guide to remote learning please click here.

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?

As we are using Google Classroom for both normal home learning and in the event of any school closures, there won't be any delay to getting remote education up and running. All children were provided with remote learning passwords in the Autumn term and parents, a guide to home learning and Google Classroom.

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 followng number of hours each day:

EYFS- between 3 and 4 hours a day

KS1- between 3 and 4 hours a day

KS2- between 4 and 5 hours a day

Assessing remote education

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

All children have access to Google Classroom. All children were allcoated remote learning passports in the Autumn term 2020.

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 followng approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:

Parents can request the loan of a Chromebook. These are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis.        Parents can request the loan of a keyboard and mouse for a games console. These are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis.                                                                                                                                                                                                       If there are no other options support a family with their work online, then paper packs will be provided. These can be collected weekly. When a new pack is collected, the previous weeks work can be returned so that teachers can mark the work and provide the necesary feedback.

How will my child be taught remotely?

We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:

  • Assignments set for the children on Google Classroom
  • Recorded teaching, including videos from other wesites and resources
  • live lessons
  • reading books pupils have at home
  • commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
  • internet research activities
  • paper packs and work sheets where necessary

Engagement and feedback

What are your expecations for my child's engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?

We expect as many children as possible to log on to Google Classroom and access their learning through this platform so that they can interact with their teachers daily.

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

We will use the TKAT Google data support app to monitor your child's engagement with the learning being set. Teachers will be in regualr contact with all pupils so that we can support you with any issues you may be having. We will monitor the work the children are accessing. If necessary, we will contact the parents.

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 pupils. For example, whole class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our apporach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:

Work that children upload to Google Classroom will be looked at daily and teachers, will comment on the work as appropriate. Pupils will recieve a more detailed piece of feedback on their Literacy and Maths once a week.This may be in the for of written feedback or a voice note.

Additonal support for pupils with particular needs 

How will you work with me to help my child who needs additinal support from adults at home to access remote education?

We recognise that some pupils, for examle with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without the support of adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils by staying in regualr contact and offering support from teh school SENco. This might include adapted activities online, adapted work packs or provideing specific resources.

Remote education for self isolating pupils

Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, Google Classroom will provide these pupils with the opportunity to stay engaged in the learning that is happening in the classroom and not fall behind. The teacher and class TA will support with this. There is also work and links on the school website for pupils to access learning whilst self isolating.