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?
In the event of a bubble closure, paper-based work will be sent home with the children, as well as reading books. Work will be uploaded onto the Home learning page on the website/ TEAMS by 9am the following day.
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 have needed to make some adaptations in how we deliver this curriculum. The presentations we use in school have been adapted to give more explanations for pupils and parents, to make learning as independent as possible. Some of the lessons from Oak Academy and White Rose are also used in school to familiarise pupils with how to access and use these.
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: Minimum 3 hours
Key Stage 2: Minimum 4 hours
Accessing remote education
How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Currently, access to remote learning is accessed through our school website as well as year group TEAMS accounts for Years 1-6. The plan is to fully transition over to TEAMS:
Nursery and F2 will send tasks through Tapestry and upload to the website.
Weekly live TEAMS assemblies for each year group, followed by a ’catch-up session’ with pupils and teachers help to keep pupils connected and allow time to share work to be proud of and for teachers to set out learning for the upcoming days as well as rectify any misconceptions.
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 asked all families to complete our IT survey, so we know who will need to borrow a laptop or tablet to access remote learning. If a bubble closes, we will contact you to arrange for you to sign the loan agreement and collect your device. If you are isolating as a family, we will arrange for the device to be delivered to you at home.
We will aim to allocate devices as soon as possible, but if you do not hear from us within two days, please email:
to let us know. Please note, we have a limited supply of laptops and tablets for loan.
Dongles can be provided for pupils without internet access in the same way.
Our arrangements for remote learning have taken into account that many families are sharing devices and will need to access lessons at different times in the day. Please email work to your year group email (see website) for a response. If you have any problems understanding the task, email also and a teacher will email or call to explain further.
We will soon be using Microsoft Teams, where pupils will be able to message teachers, access home learning tasks and upload work, all in one place. There will also be places for pupils to collaborate on work with your year group. We will let you know when this is ready to go.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Some examples of our remote teaching approaches:
PowerPoints, adapted from those that teachers use when teaching in school.
recorded teaching from Oak National Academy lessons, White Rose Maths lessons and video/audio recordings made by our teachers.
commercially available websites supporting the teaching of specific subjects or areas, including video clips or sequences
Live ’Check in’ sessions take place twice a week, which enable pupils to catch up with others in their year group and teachers will offer group feedback and motivation.
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?
If possible, please provide a quiet space for your child to work and keep to a daily routine that suits your family. We recognise that many parents are supporting several children and are working from home also.
Please support your child to access the PowerPoints and recorded films which will be uploaded to the website/TEAMs each day.
Please attach work to an email and send to the year group email/attach to assignments on TEAMS, preferably daily.
Please email the year group email with any questions about the work set and a teacher will respond as soon as possible.
The class teacher will liaise with parents of children with SEND and, with the support of the SENCO, will establish how to adapt learning to enable suitable engagement
If there are any technical issues with devices provided for pupils, parents should contact Mr Fleet at:
Parents/Carers should continue to make the school aware if their child becomes ill during remote learning or otherwise cannot complete the work.
Parents/Carers may also contact teachers via the year group emails:
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
Year group emails and TEAMS are monitored throughout the day and responses are recorded on a daily engagement register.
It is expected that an appropriate response (depending on the work set, this may be a comment, a photograph/scan of written work or a completed quiz) to work set will be received each day. Older children will be expected to respond independently.
Any pupils who have not been in touch after the first three days will be emailed by the class teacher. If there is still no contact after the first week, a phone call will be made. If we can still not make contact following this, we will make a well-being home visit in person.
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:
In KS2, teachers will assess children throughout response to tasks set and adjust the pace and difficulty of learning in response to this.
In EYFS and KS1, discussions will families regarding learning will take place regularly via email or phone calls, in order to support the assessment of children. Teachers will also use work sent in to assess pupils’ responses.
Catch up sessions with year group teams twice a week will support teachers in assessing pupils’ understanding of learning set and give opportunities to offer feedback and support.
Following these sessions, in addition to pupil’s individual work sent in, teachers will be able to make adjustments to lessons and tasks set. They will also be able to tailor any support for the coming lessons.
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:
The class teacher will liaise directly with parents and pupils with SEND and, with the support of the SENCO, establish what will suit the family and child.
Any specialist equipment usually used in school will be available for collection/delivery if the family is isolating, to support learning at home.
The SENCo and class teacher will provide regular support (as agreed with parents/carers) via telephone/emails.
In the event of a National lockdown, pupils with and EHCP or HLN, AFN funding will be encouraged to attend school, where their usual support towards meeting targets will be available.
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?
Paper-based work pack sent home asap
Work to be uploaded as soon as possible
Maths – WhiteRose
Recorded lessons from Oak Academy lessons linked to our curriculum plan and relevant objectives
Weekly phone calls
Delivery of resources where needed
Free School Meals food parcels available for collection/delivered if family is isolating
Daily email contact encouraged
Invitation to Friday’s Hall of Fame assembly and catch up with Mrs Alford afterwards.
What if my child is struggling or not completing their Remote Education?
Your child’s teachers will be setting learning appropriate to your child’s ability, age and stage in the year. They will be able to monitor if your child is engaging. Teachers will be providing materials that will support and extend your child’s learning which should allow all children to partake in and make genuine progress so they don’t have lots to catch up on when they come back to school.
There may be different levels of activities, additional support videos and other resources to support your child’s understanding. It is important to remember that struggle is a normal part of learning and children would face challenges in that learning pit even when in school. However, if your child is really struggling with any aspect of remote learning, be it completing tasks or gaining access to devices, then please contact their Class Teacher/school via the office.
If a child does not engage with the remote education provided, the Class Teacher should be informed and a discussion had with the parents/carers to establish obstacles and provide support to enable engagement to improve.
How and when will my child hear from their teacher and get feedback?
Feedback will come in many forms including written/typed comments, acknowledgement of learning, email feedback and more. Your child may receive additional challenges to think about if they have found something easy or they may get another similar activity if they need the extra practice of the skill.
Children do not need to respond to feedback from their teachers, however, they may well need to act on the advice given in their future learning, just as they would do in school. If your child does not understand their task, they can contact the teacher via the year group email to let them know and the teacher will respond when they are able to do so.
If the whole class or school are absent from school due to an outbreak or lockdown, teachers may have more time to respond. However, if only one or two children in a class are absent at a time, we are sure you will understand that our teachers will give feedback less regularly due to their class teaching commitments.
What can I do to support my child’s home learning?
We would recommend, if possible, creating a dedicated area for your child to work on their remote education. We would encourage a set start and finish time that works for you and your family setting.
Regular time to move, exercise and have a break will be beneficial for your child’s home learning experience. Having login details for online platforms to hand will also make this process easier for your child.
Check-in on what your child has achieved on a regular basis throughout the day – only upload work, when you are both happy that the task is completed fully.
If your child doesn’t finish all of the tasks set on the day please encourage them to upload what they have achieved so we can gauge their level of understanding/effort.
How can my child submit their work?
If your child has completed their task on paper, you can take a photo of their work, upload it and submit the photo through the year group email. Most smartphones have a ‘scan’ app which makes this even easier and all documents can be sent in a single PDF file:
or download a scanning app
Your child will soon be able to ‘turn in’/submit their work using TEAMS (we will inform you when this is set up and ready to go).
Will my child still have to do their remote learning if they are feeling ill with COVID19 symptoms or another illness?
No – if your child does not feel well – let them recover and feel better before settling them down to remote education tasks. Just let the teacher know via the school office.
Will my child use the Remote Learning for other illnesses?
No – remote education is just being planned and provided for the COVID self-isolation period. The same applies as above – if your child is unwell, they will not be fit to do work – they need rest and recovery time before heading back to school as normal.