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’ as well as individual pupils to remain at home.
Overarching principles of our remote education offer:
The remote curriculum: what will be 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?
Depending on the notice received about an isolation, children will be sent home with exercise books, reading books and in some cases, printed learning tasks to complete.
Remote learning using Google Classroom will be available from the next working day after an isolation begins (for Reception class upwards).
Parents and carers can use our Generic Resources for Remote Learning available on our website to further support their child.
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. However, we have needed to make some adaptations in some subjects. For example, PE objectives will be broadly paused and instead children will be afforded links to activities to keep them physically active as well as ideas which promote positive mental and physical wellbeing.
Remote teaching and learning each day
How long can I expect learning set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect remote education (including remote teaching and independent learning) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours:
1-2 hours per day. This may vary child to child and activities will be mostly play based.
Key Stage 1
3-4 hours per day. This includes daily activities in addition to the daily set learning tasks such as reading, spelling, handwriting and physical activity.
Key Stage 2
4-5 hours per day. This includes daily activities on top of the daily set learning tasks such as reading, spelling practice, handwriting practice, times tables and physical activity.
Each day, there will be three set learning tasks, including mathematics, English, science or foundation subject. We also ask that children complete their daily activities, as outlined above.
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education that is organised?
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:
We ask parents and carers to contact the school if they need support with digital or online access. They should email email@example.com or call the school (0207 727 1423). Following this a member of the leadership team will speak with the parent/carer to make any necessary arrangements.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
· Recorded teaching videos (e.g. video/audio recordings made by teachers incorporating use of flipcharts to
· Weekly live meetings with their class teacher and peers – every Monday morning using Google Meet.
· Use of high quality online commercial videos (e.g. Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize).
· Attached learning and information pages that can, in most cases, be filled out digitally to remove the need for printing.
· Websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences.
· Some classes, if staffing allows, may provide live lessons during times when an entire ‘bubble’ is self-isolating.
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?
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Guidance can take many forms and may not always allude to extensive written comments for individual children. Our approach to feeding back on pupil’s learning is as follows:
Additional support for pupils with particular needs including SEN
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:
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?